[Fsfe-ie] Summary of meeting #2

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Fri Aug 8 20:03:34 CEST 2003

On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 09:25:37AM +0100, Aidan Delaney wrote:
> On Thu 07 Aug 2003 21:33, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> >     need to understand what exactly is happening on Sept 1st[...]
> >     Draft a benchmark for our MEPs: unless ammendments X and Y
> >       are inplemented, you must vote no.
> We need to get on top of this immediatly.  Maybe do the whole "adopt an MEP"
> thing.

How about a one page summary of our wants, signed by as many
as possible?  (I'm kinda working a draft for which I plan to hand
over to the list for peer review & alterations)
Good for faxing/mailing/showing to MEPs etc.

> >   When should we set up an organisation?
> >     Maybe late January
> I'd like to get ifso.ie a bit sooner

I agree, we should grab it asap.
Jan 5th is the 20th anniversary of RMS beginning the GNU project,
it would be pretty sweet if we could found our org on that date.

> >   How should we decide the committee?
> >     Democracy? maybe but we don't know eachother very well yet.
> >     5-person agreement? and real elections in 1 year. maybe.
> I'm open to this suggestion.

The 5-person agreement suggestion? (or the democracy)

> >   An FSFE-IE website?
> [...] maybe we could
> start out with linux.ie/ifso (ask the ilug guys) or some other free software
> related group.

I'm apprehensive about implying affiliation with any groups
that don't share our purpose.  fsf.org and fsfeurope.org won't
allow us to host a subpage on their URL, affs.org.uk probably

I'd opt for fasttracking the ifso.ie instead though.
...or if a linux.ie/page is set up for us should we avoid using the ifso name?

Has anyone here registered a .ie before?

(I'm offering to foot the bill but I don't know the process involved.
 Ownership would rest with whoever registers it, ownership would be
 handed over to ifso when ifso is founded.)


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