[Fsfe-ie] RMS talk-practical stuff

Cathal Mc Ginley cathalmcginley at eircom.net
Fri May 21 04:26:05 CEST 2004

Aidan Delaney wrote:

>Dé Máirt, 2004-05-18 ag 14:14, scríobh teresahackett at eircom.net:
>>BTW, who's chairing the talk, introducing RMS and/or managing questions.
>I was just about to ask that :) I suggest it should be someone capable
>of stepping in between Stallman and another person should a verbal
>dispute arise.  I presume Stallman is staying with Ciaran, so could Glen
>or Malcom handle this?  It would be a nice idea to provide someone with
>the honour of introducing Stallman, possibly Mary Hanafin, or Mary
>Harney?  Are either of these two coming?

It would be somewhat unusual to have Stallman introduced by anyone who 
he is attempting to convince of his arguments. I think general protocol 
would suggest either Ciarán (as the main organizer of the talk) or the 
auditor of Trinity Netsoc (as the host) should do the introduction. Or 
some variation on that theme. There should certainly be a representative 
from both IFSO and TCD Netsoc on the stage.

Also, the auditor or secretary of a college society should be well 
accustomed to introductions, public speaking and keeping order at a talk.

    -   Cathal.

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