[Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups

William Deegan bdbaddog at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 11:01:27 EST 2016


I'm the baypiggies.net site admin.

Did you want to put up a statement about the meetup not being associated?
Perhaps we should reach out to meetup.com?

-Bill

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 5:04 AM, Stephen <spmcinerney at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I was about to post about this mystery too:
> - I guess all the Meetup organizers became inactive sometime December,
>   and David A quietly stepped down without publicizing it, then the Meetup
> had no owner,
> and could be taken over by anyone.
> - Suresh V took over the Meetup group, charged a $20 fee per person per
> year, (which means he just made $600 off other people's community work,
> without permission), changed the Meetup name to "Bay Area Python 3.x
> Indulgence Group" (http://www.meetup.com/BayPIGgies/), unilaterally
> changed the venue, dates etc. (Actually he initially tried to charge
> $5/person/month dues, which would have been $60/person/year, to all
> 300 members.)
> - I'm not sure he's even allowed to do that and probably he should give
> the BayPIGgies Meetup organizer position back (he's welcome to start his
> own totally separate for-profit Python Meetup, but not use the BayPIGgies
> name, and he should probably also refund all the $600 he obtained by
> using the BayPIGgies name without any permission)
> - does anyone have a contact for David A, the old organizer? I checked and
> I don't.
>   I don't even know the spelling of his last name otherwise I'd have
> reached him in December.
>   We need to redistribute his organizer duties in a coordinated way.
> (Thanks David for the hard work.)
> - meanwhile who are the owners of this BayPIGgies mailing-list and
> www.baypiggies.net site admin
>   and domain name owner?
>
> Stephen
>
> > Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:10:43 -0800
> > From: martin at falatic.com
> > To: baypiggies at python.org
> > Subject: [Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups
>
> >
> > So I recently got an email saying I needed to pay $20 to stay in the
> > BayPIGgies Meetup group. Figuring it's been good so far and not knowing
> > things had significantly changed I paid it. Now I see that every upcoming
> > Meetup has a fee attached to it as well (and they're no longer at
> LinkedIn
> > and they're on odd days of the week - e.g., Saturday).
> >
> > And since when did the acronym change? Is the Meetup group not related to
> > http://www.baypiggies.net/ and this mailing list now?
> >
> > What's going on?
> >
> > - Marty
> >
> >
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