|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: [nylug-talk] I am starting a new outreach for free software effort.
NYLXS already has one going and people are encouraged to come
but we still ban people who steal domain names, or do other
The first rule of NYLXS is do no harm and help others.
Last meeting you were berating Ron about if NYLUG is a
real or responsible organization. What exactly is the
organizational structure of LXNY. Unlike other organzaitons
I know of nothing that restricts destructive behaviors that
we've and others have experienced within LXNYor GNUBIES.
For expample I know CFSG conforms to its bylaws and has
internal ways to prevent any of its members from say,
running away with a big part of an organizations
infrastructure. NYLUG is controlled lock stock and
barrel by Jim Gleason with help of his trusted advisors,
DeLUDGE runs in a larger chartered organization. What
reins in LXNY or GNUBIES members from leveraging the
volunteer hours given by unexpirienced High
School Students or others, and then walking away with
fruit of those hours of work because someone is having a Zyprexa
One thing people should be concerned with is that
what they are becoming involved with an orgnaizational
structure which protects them. Otherwise this will end up
a waste like a number of other "efforts" similarly constructed.
There is no reason to rush into anything. NYLUG, unaffiliated
volunteers, NYLXS members et al can take the necessary time to
build something more lasting.
When Peter and Ron are ready I suppose they'll make whatever
announcements they need to tell folks what is likely the next step
in terms of NYLUG specific events. I respect 100% their legitimate
leadership positions within NYLUG. I would expect that others will
like-wise do the same.
Just my two cents.
On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 01:18:11PM -0400, Jay Sulzberger wrote:
> I hope to start a once a week afternoon early evening install-fest
> and help desk.
> For this we need:
> 1. A place.
> 2. Three supervising/working volunteers.
> 3. At least three high school workers.
> I'd also like the sponsorship of CFSG, GNUbies, and LXNY, and
> perhaps more organizations.
> All those who wish to volunteer for this effort, write to me.
> This effort will require serious propaganda and advertising. At
> a meeting in the near future, I hope to lay out my suggestions,
> and I hope many people will lay out theirs, and I hope we get
> solid hard working volunteers.
> Hire expert Linux talent by posting jobs here :: http://jobs.nylug.org
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