On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 04:29:38AM +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
> 1. Copyright.
> Discuss the issue of "copyright" as it applies to documents on the site
> (could/should we not use a Creative Commons or similar license?)
This is not a suitable topic for the AGM, at least as you have it here.
The manner of copyright assignment is a decision for the copyright
assigners - the individual people who wrote it. "ILUG" per se does not
own any copyrights on the documents, this is made clear at:
So, if you want CC licenses for content on the site, it's individual
authors you have to speak to - not the membership on the whole. There
certainly is no way a motion at the AGM could impose any license on the
content. At most, you could maybe propose that ILUG recommend a
particular license to authors, or refuse articles not using a particular
license. Both of these options are, in my opinion, a waste of time.
> 2. Authors
> Contacting all authors of material on the site to establish whether they
> still wish to be regarded as the primary author/maintainer of documents
> they are credited with and encouraging them to update them (if required)
> if they do
All authors who may actively want to update are probably subscribed to
The rest of your proposals, whilst not off-topic seem like action points
you could get on with in the absense of an AGM rather than motions
directly influencing the operation and objectives of ILUG.
A motion that may be worth considering:
1. That the membership endorse that the ILUG mailing list
be made subscriber-only.
I would hope that this motion would dramatically fail, but
that this would at least serve as backup for Colm when the
bi-annual thread on this list raises its ugly head. It'd be
useful to finally put the issue to rest.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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