[Baypiggies] BayPIGgies name [was: April agenda?]
jim at well.com
Sat Apr 8 22:33:17 CEST 2006
i'd prefer breaking out decision points in
separate email messages.
my tax attorney described several tacks
to take on associations.
The least formal, of course, is ad hoc and
hell with formalities.
The next step up is to get to city and/or
county offices and declare an association:
probably needs declaration in news media
a la Doing Business As (DBA) requirements.
On Apr 8, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Marilyn Davis wrote:
> Wow, lots going on here, and lots of good suggestions.
> Maybe the name thing is the most pressing so that we can register our
> opinions in Stephen's survey.
> How about if the survey includes 2 questions:
> 1. Would you like to change the name?
> 2. Please rate each name:
> Silicon Valley Python Interest Group
> Are these all that have been suggested so far? Can anyone think of
> Should we add:
> I don't mind that there is a silly interpretation, I only mind that
> there is no non-silly interpretation.
> Should we take more time to think about the name? Stephen, is there a
> reason why we are in a hurry to do the survey?
> Then, we need a rule for our decision-making.
> I would think that a big thing like a name-change might require a 2/3
> majority. Does that sound right?
> And I would suggest that we are asked to rate each suggested name
> individually, on its own merits, rather than to rank them.
> That way, if we like several, we are not forced to make an artificial
> choice between them. And the resulting data, although it could
> produce ambiguous results, will be truthful and will please the most
> It is usual for a survey/poll of an email list to produce less than
> 10% turnout. So people need to be prepared to accept the possibility
> that a small number of people will make the decisions. The important
> thing is that everyone is invited to participate.
> Does this sound ok to people?
> If you want to persuade people to choose a particular name, I would
> guess that now is the time to speak up.
> Also, I'm assuming that, to change the name, we only have to ask
> python.org to change the name of the list and beg for some
> new_name.python.org web space?
> Or can someone please tell us what we are taking on here?
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