Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [ttlug] TTLUG Presidency and other positions

Expand Messages
  • Raul Bermudez
    I think that the level of interest shown in the electoral process gave us some idea of what Richard, and now the new executive, was and are now up against:
    Message 1 of 58 , Apr 8, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      I think that the level of interest shown in the electoral process gave us
      some idea of what Richard, and now the new executive, was and are now up
      against: APATHY.

      I will continue to hope for the best, but I will expect little or nothing.

      --

      >
      > From: "Jacqueline A. Morris" <jam@...>
      > Reply-To: TTLUG@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 07:27:12 -0400
      > To: TTLUG@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [ttlug] TTLUG Presidency and other positions
      >
      > I'm good with the grace period. I understand the frustration, and the
      > desire to get things done quickly, but a week to make sure that everyone
      > is comfortable is not too long.
      >
      > Jacqueline
      >
      >>
      >> Nissan Dookeran wrote:
      >>
      >> Folks,
      >> I don't want anyone on the list to feel like their voices cannot be heard.
      >>
      >> While I agree with Kerry's push to get those who were nominated
      >> unopposed into getting things done,
      >>
      >> I'd like to leave open a one week's grace period (till 14th April) for
      >> anyone with objections to post in detail on this list such objections.
      >>
    • suzette.daya@dutyfreecaribbean.com
      ... From: Shivan Jaikaran [shivanj@gmail.com] Sent: 04/09/2008 06:01 PM AST To: TTLUG@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [ttlug] TTLUG Presidency and other
      Message 58 of 58 , Apr 9, 2008
      • 0 Attachment
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Shivan Jaikaran" [shivanj@...]
        Sent: 04/09/2008 06:01 PM AST
        To: TTLUG@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [ttlug] TTLUG Presidency and other positions



        Hi Simon

        We are having a preliminary intro exec. meeting but this is just for
        the TTLUG executive for now. After this we will have a general meeting
        for everyone. This first meeting is just to get the house in order and
        detail our status and stuff along those lines. But I have added your
        stuff to the agenda of this meeting.

        There is still a vacancy for treasurer if anyone is interested.

        Shivan

        On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Simon Marriott <sm@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > On 8 Apr 2008, at 12:25, Kerry Panchoo wrote:
        > > Apathy is a state that most ppl are in about everything, but it takes
        > > leadership and determination to galvanize, motivate, inspire and move
        > > the group in a given direction.
        > >
        > Perhaps the key is to cultivate our apathy, to enshrine it alongside
        > Larry Wall's 'Three great virtues of programming' -- laziness,
        > impatience, and hubris.
        > http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/larry.html
        >
        > The idea is not as absurd as it at first sounds, if you consider the
        > ancient meaning of apathy:
        > 'The idea was to be free of suffering through apatheia
        > (απαθεια) (Greek) or apathy, where apathy was understood in the
        > ancient sense -- being objective or having "clear judgment" -- rather
        > than simple indifference, as apathy implies today.'
        > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoics
        >
        > The Wall essay outlines the importance of the principles of
        > representation underlying both language and programming. Leadership
        > and Community, too, are based on representation.
        >
        > As part of the grace period set aside for objections to the shift in
        > representation that the leadership change entails, can we also spend
        > some time outlining an agenda for discussion by the LUG once it does
        > meet, so that we ensure that the views of the members are represented?
        >
        > Some of my own concerns include:
        > - Will the first meeting of the executive be open to non-executive
        > members?
        > - Is there to be a revival of the TTLUG Wiki?
        > - Can we formulate a coherent strategy for dealing with the CXC
        > syllabus issues that have cropped up recently?
        > - What is the relationship of the TTLUG to the Open Source movement
        > in the region?
        > There was an interesting radio program on Ada Lovelace recently, that
        > outlines the importance of representation in the history of
        > computation and some of the frustrations of the industry in the 19th
        > Century:
        >
        > http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_20080306.shtml
        >
        > mplayer rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/
        > inourtime_20080306.ra
        >
        > --Simon
        >
        >



        --
        Regards,
        Shivan Jaikaran
        http://www.shivanjaikaran.com/blog

        ------------------------------------

        Help build TTLUG by forwarding this to anyone who is interested in the
        subject matter or would otherwise benefit from joining the mailing list.

        Trinidad and Tobago Linux Users Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ttlug
        To subscribe, send an email to_______ TTLUG-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
        To unsubscribe, send an email to_____ TTLUG-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
        List owner/moderator Richard Jobity__ TTLUG-owner@yahoogroups.com
        Yahoo! Groups Links
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.