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

Chris J. DiBona chris at dibona.com
Mon May 1 07:53:27 PDT 2000

Fall for the heart problems? Just give me time.


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, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Howard S Shubs (hshubs at mindspring.com):
> > In any volunteer organization, if you have a problem with how 
> > something is or isn't done, you're welcome to take the job over and 
> > do it yourself.  :-,
> That's actually the trap that many presidents/chairs/whatever-the-
> honcho's-title-is fall into, in many groups.  Volunteers slack off,
> the president mentions it, and suddenly he's wearing yet another hat.
> Repeat until cardiac arrest sets in.
> We've done quite well having had Ben and Chris _not_ fall for that.
> They must be brighter than they look.  ;->
> But, no, it's _not_ appropriate to throw the job at anyone who mentions
> it not being done properly.  But neither should it necessarily be
> grounds for anger, flamewars, recriminations, and resignations when
> someone _does_ mention same.  If true, the claimed shortfall is just 
> a fact to be acknowledged -- and either addressed or lived with.
> -- 
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