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Weekday evenings global VOIP meetings - U Vote - Freedom SW HW Culture - BerkeleyTIP

posted Aug 12, 2009, 10:54 PM by jo re
Yo - sup???

Guess who just got back today?
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Windsor & Jack haven't changed, haven't much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy

Weekday evenings global VOIP BTIP meetings. Gonna have 'em.

Well, the requests have been rolling in from around the globe - either can't get enough BTIP, or, is too bizze on the weekends (school's in session, school's out of session - can't win(!)) - Can't get NE BTIP!

-  Well, at least a request rolled in from Colorado  -  Hi CLUE! :)
     [Actually, straight out of NOVALUG too.]

So, anyway, it's been one of the things I'm trying to make time for in MARVELOUS YEAR 2!

This is where U come in:  U get to help decide _when_ the meetings should be!  :)

And, furthermore, you get to help name the event.  Personally, I got enough "Free" in my life.  Free Software.  Freedom Software. Free Speech Cafe.  OK, no problem.

So, ya know, many of the weekday Linux/Unix/PyGames/ScriptingBOFs are bar/pizzaplace/Chinesefood kinda things.  I get the picture. ;)

They were asking if you were around
How you was, where you could be found
Told 'em you were living downtown
Driving all the old men crazy

So, I prepose we call these meetings the Dino's Virtual Bar & Grill btip meetings.  -  The drinks will flow, & the blood will spill, & if Alan & Linus want to fight - better let 'em.

OK, show of hands?  Great.  -  Dino's it is.

Oh, yeah - times - that might be useful. ;)
I propose: three hours.  Two? Do I hear one?????
Lets say, if it was just 1, it should be
  5-6PM Pacific = 8-9PM Eastern
Ok, & if people want it more than 1 hour, we can add some on.
Flexibility - the key to not getting a strained muscle.

So, now, the heavy lifting:  When should the meetings be?????

There are several lines of thought here:
1) Same day every week  -  consistency rules!
2) A fixed # of days after the weekend meetings.
3) Some kind of flexible, agile, hippie Berkeley kinda do your own thing, wow, let's all get naked down in People's Park kinda thing.

Me? I'm just a square. I go right down the middle. Sittin' on the fence kinda guy: I propose we use option 2.5:
  1st Monday
  2nd Tuesday
  3rd Wednesday
  4th Thursday
  5th Friday - if there is one.

{Flexibility - I like it. Curly Brackets Rooole!!!!!}
[&, easy to put in your computerized calendar]

Ok, so, now, I wasn't kidding.  Really.  I mean it!!!
 - You get to vote.  VOTE!  U!  YEAH!!

ok, so here's your options:
1, 2, 3, 2.5, WriteInCandidate

What is yer vote?  Repli to this message, we'll all scrootinize the replies, & then, ultimately, we'll have to come up with some sort of rules about how we do, & who does, the vote counting.

And, your vote is:??????

Obligatory links:
Global Free SW HW Culture BTIP VOIP meeting website
Mailing lists galore - including an "announcement only"
(Yo! Join the friendly main list, say "hi", & tell us what you're interested in. ;)  )
This gol derned announcement, in "on a website mail list archive" form
How to do global VOIP conferencing with one hand from the privacy of your own front porch

Oh, & hey! be green, & polite to your neighbors, etc,
IOW don't include this _entire_ message in your reply!!!
Trim off the parts that are irrelevant to your reply.
[Green PPL Roul!  -  Conserving photons around the globe.]