[wplug] new guideline for videos at gums and installfests

David Ostroske eksortso at linuxmail.org
Mon Nov 12 20:05:37 EST 2001


It'll be tough stopping the movies, though it's a good idea if we want to spend the time promoting Linux and the group.

I agree that it's important that we maintain a good public image. However, if movies are going to be shown at the InstallFests, whoever brings them should show self-restraint. If we have to lay down guidelines (and Beth, though I don't want you to get in trouble, you can't make policies for the group unilaterally), then we will be imposing the machinery of censorship, and I don't want that to happen. We, each and every one of us, should be smart enough to not bring offensive media to the InstallFests, be it video or screensaver.

Now this is getting me angry. Why isn't anyone tearing on whoever brought the movie in the first place?

--- Dave Ostroske
    eksortso at linuxmail.org

-----Original Message-----
From: "James O'Kane" <jo2y at midnightlinux.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:40:53 -0500 (EST)
To:  <wplug at wplug.org>
Subject: Re: [wplug] new guideline for videos at gums and installfests

> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, David Ostroske wrote:
> > So, let's give it another chance. Because I don't want you or anyone else to decide what's appropriate for us to watch.
> It's not about censoring what you get to watch, it's about the image we
> present to the public and about keeping us (and Beth) out of any possible
> trouble with the university if anyone causes a stink. 
> I'm of the opinion that we just avoid the whole issue and not have any 
> movies. If people want to watch movies as a group, they can do it when 
> WPLUG's name isn't associated.
> -james
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