[wplug] new guideline for videos at gums and installfests

Michael P. O'Connor mpop at cs.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 13 17:59:31 EST 2001

Dave, not to be man but I support Beth's rule, for 2 reasons, if someone
makes a stink 2 things will happend, 1st we will lose the use of cmu for
the gums and installfests, and beth could be held liable for it.
Second why do we need a movie at a gum or even a installfest (and yse I
am not inosent of this eather, and as of now I will not bring movies) 
we , to my understanding, there at the gum for talks and to solization,
and at the installfest to help new uses get use to linux, I don't see
how movies help, unless they are movies about linux, and at this point I
can not think of any.  So i think that beth is being very generous here,
if it was me I would not alow any movies because I don't see how they
fit into the wplug mission.  just my $.02

On Mon, 2001-11-12 at 20:05, David Ostroske wrote:
> James,
> 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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