SPUG: SPUG@cpan.org

Tim Maher/CONSULTIX tim at consultix-inc.com
Mon Jul 17 10:34:38 CDT 2000

On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 08:37:39AM -0700, Richard Anderson wrote:
> I never read any e-mail or heard any suggestion that anyone would be made
> "unwelcome" if they showed up at the meetings without reading the Cookbook.
> Tim did urge everyone to read the chapter; I think he was trying to help
> people get the most out of the meeting . . .

I agree . . .

> I think Tim's e-mails often project the image that SPUG is "his group" and
> we have to play by "his rules", but in fact the group is open to all and
> anyone is welcome.

What???  It's undeniably true that I started this group, and have
done 99.9% of the work associated with it, but I've always tried to
be clear that the group is "owned" by the members, not me.  That's why
I've bent over backwards to solicit input on policy decisions, such as
meeting locations, the postings of job-ads, and most recently, possible
affiliations with headhunters.

The mailing list and meetings are $free and open to all, as is routinely
stated in all associated communications (such as our Web page, and the
Personal Technology "Datebook" ads in the Sunday newspaper.  If I've
inadvertently done something to convey the impression that "I think I
own the group and that its meetings are not open to all"; I apologize,
but the facts are otherwise.

|  Tim Maher, Ph.D.           Tel: (206) 781-UNIX        |
|  SPUG Founder & Leader      Email: spug at halcyon.com    |
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