Re: [ttlug] TTLUG Presidency and other positions
- 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
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.
>> Nissan Dookeran wrote:
>> 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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shivan Jaikaran" [shivanj@...]
Sent: 04/09/2008 06:01 PM AST
Subject: Re: [ttlug] TTLUG Presidency and other positions
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.
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.
> 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.'
> 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
> - 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
> mplayer rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/
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