[svlug] Re: [Officers] SVLUG Ineffective Communication - A Rant Everyone Should Read

Chris J. DiBona chris at dibona.com
Mon May 1 06:02:20 PDT 2000


That said I'll work on your suggestions.

 Chris

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On Mon, 1 May 2000, Chris J. DiBona wrote:

> 
> You're right, but we are all volunteers so before you freak out and call
> us friggin clueless you might remember that a meeting comes off every
> month and everyone there seems to have a good time. 
> 
>  Chris
> 
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> Linux Community Evangelist, VA Linux Systems            http://www.valinux.com
> President, Silicon Valley Linux Users Group               http://www.svlug.org
> Grant Chair, Linux International.                            http://www.li.org
> Co-editor, Open Sources	                                 http://www.dibona.com
> 
> On Tue, 2 May 2000, Derek J. Balling wrote:
> 
> > Can I ask a question, in all fairness?
> > 
> > Can we, as a whole, set a standard for ourselves that "At the May meeting, 
> > we will announce the speaker for the June meeting", and so forth?
> > 
> > Finding out who the speaker is and what the topic of the meeting is, 
> > approximately 27 hours prior to the meeting, is NOT good communication by 
> > any stretch of the imagination.
> > 
> > Every month, we have this same thing happen, people will complain about the 
> > short-notice of the announcement, and yet (still) nothing has been done to 
> > change this. We are still rolling along with the status quo.
> > 
> > On the same note, http://www.svlug.org/meetings.shtml is, once again, 
> > horribly inaccurate.
> > 
> > The header information still shows the "next meeting" as last month.
> > 
> > In the "The Upcoming Meeting" section, our next meeting is scheduled, per 
> > the web site, for March 1, 1999, and will be Steve Giles. That there 
> > already WAS a March 1, 1999 meeting (in the past meetings which was Greg 
> > Herlein) is not really apparently obvious, nor is it obvious that Steve's 
> > meeting was ACTUALLY the non-intuitive "April 2000", and Greg's was "March 
> > 2000".
> > 
> > In the "Future Meetings" section, there is a spot for May 3, 2000, but the 
> > actual speaker is not listed. I suspect it won't be listed there (as usual) 
> > until the web team has been shamed into getting the site updated by way of 
> > public flogging.
> > 
> > No offense to all involved here, but we look like we haven't got a friggin 
> > clue what we're doing! Our two main means of communications with the member 
> > base -- our mailing list and our web site -- are both highly ineffective or 
> > are flat-out useless.
> > 
> > Officers : Is there a definitive plan -- with deadlines for all goals -- 
> > for getting this corrected? Something that the officers can be held 
> > accountable to come next election, if you please. Every month we hear that 
> > "oh, we're working on getting this or that process changed" but every month 
> > it is the same story.
> > 
> > 
> > At 12:04 PM 5/2/00 -0700, Sam Ockman wrote:
> > >Rasmus Lerdorf, of LinuxCare, will be speaking on PHP at the SVLUG meeting
> > >on Wednesday, 7pm, May 3rd.  Rasmus is the creator of PHP.  It is in
> > >Building J of the Cisco Campus.  More info and directions at www.svlug.org
> > >
> > >PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed
> > >from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown
> > >in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write
> > >dynamically generated pages quickly.
> > >
> > >
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