Perhaps IIU, or some of its people are interested in setting up a local
ISOC chapter? There is no operational Irish chapter at the moment (Alex
Gogan made a stab at setting on up a few years ago). ISOC carries much
international weight, and Ireland is one of the few civilized countries not
to have a chapter.
An ISOC UK rep will be in Dublin in a couple of weeks if anyone's
interested in meeting him to discuss.
At 12:00 27/03/2001, Justin Mason wrote:
>(background for IIU subscribers -- this is in response to a thread on ILUG
>about organising a government petition regarding the (lousy) high-speed
>access situation in Ireland.)
>>Ruairi Newman said:
>> > However, you seem to know more about the IIU than I do, so perhaps you
> > could answer some questions for me?
> > a) Does the IIU have any formal structure or is it just a mailing list?
> > b) If there is a formal structure, what does it consist of?
>>IIU is just a mailing list, with no official structure (at the moment at
>least). We haven't even had a POTD yet ;) BTW for some of the
>subscribers at least, the lack of official status may be an advantage.
>> a) it'd be cool if we could sort out something on a wider scale as well,
> e.g. a simple online petition along those lines, which can be widely
> posted in many different fora. Perhaps the Antefacto guy who previously
> put up a Cablelink petition on the web, would be interested in setting
> up a similar one oriented towards petitioning the govt.
>> b) it's more on-topic for IIU than for ILUG. But then, ILUG is a much
> more organised and "official" setup, whereas IIU is pretty lightweight.
>> c) I'm totally swamped, so I'll be out of the loop on this one anyway :(
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