Accusations and challenges (was: [oclug] Re: oclug traffic)
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linuxdoctor.biz
Wed Nov 3 07:59:36 EST 2004
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 07:45:37 -0500
Kevin Everets <flynn at clarkhall.ca> wrote:
> I would prefer it if those people would make their concerns known to
> the board of directors. oclug-board at lists.oclug.on.ca will get any
> messages to the board. I really don't see why they would choose to
> speak only to you about these concerns. I suggest you encourage them
> to make their concerns known directly (so that nothing gets lost in
If I were you, I would ask why people choose to discuss these issues
with me rather than to discuss them with members of the board. Perhaps
some of them have already, I don't know. All I know is that there is
quite a contingent of members who feel they are not welcome and/or being
pushed out by the current `clique.'
Perhaps they discuss it with me because they know they have somebody who
will listen to them. Perhaps they feel I can and will do something about
it as far as I am able. Who knows? The fact remains that the board
> > Don't mistake my current lack of active participation as a sign that
> > I am sitting on my hands. Far from it. I am quite active behind the
> > scenes. In any case, I have already announced my candicacy for the
> > board next time round.
> "active behind the scenes" is NOT good for an open organisation.
> Please be active in front of the scenes. What do you have to hide?
Who's hiding? Behind the scenes merely means out of the public eye.
People know I'm still around and know how to contact me. I am always
available for consultations and talking at any time. Hey, drop me a
line if you need to talk about your frustrations. :-)
> I myself am an "out of towner" who can't go to the meetings. OCLUG
> exists to promote and support the use of Linux in Ottawa, Ontario,
> Canada. It is a geographically based group, and always has been. I
> am quite glad of it, and work to further that goal. Those who are not
> going to support OCLUG in its stated principles really should
> investigate LUGs that are more appropriate for them.
The problem is that OCLUG currently is not even living up to its own
stated goals, so you are hardly one to lecture me about it. In fact, the
first thing I would do if I'm elected to the board and that is get
OCLUG back on track.
The graduates of business schools with MBA's under
their belts will be the death of North American business in
a generation. Prof. Franz Pinteric 1925-1995, (circa 1986)
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