[Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups

Mahmoud Hashemi mahmoud at hatnote.com
Wed Jan 13 17:23:53 EST 2016


+1

Mahmoud
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On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 2:12 PM, readysky2-apple--- via Baypiggies <
baypiggies at python.org> wrote:

> +1
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* William Deegan <bdbaddog at gmail.com>
> *To:*
> *Cc:* BayPiggies <baypiggies at python.org>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:12 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups
>
> All,
>
> Sounds like the position of the baypiggies membership is the current
> meetup of the same name is being run by someone with no authority from the
> baypiggies community?
> (http://www.meetup.com/BayPIGgies/)
> Is that a safe statement?
> Please respond +1, -1
>
> If the preponderance of answers is +1, I'll add the above statement to the
> baypiggies.net website.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
> baypiggies.net site administrator
>
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1:07 PM, Don Sheu <dinaldo at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hey Martin and Simeon, I'll shoot an email to Ewa Jodlowska and ask for
> her thoughts on the trademark.
>
> Tonight, PuPPy member Joel Stanner is streaming our meeting featuring
> PyCon chair Brandon Rhodes.
>
> If you're not making it to SF Python's meeting tonight, consider joining
> us on our live stream, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bghG7zz8G2I
>>
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Martin Falatic <martin at falatic.com>
> wrote:
>
> My goal in starting this thread was to get some clarity on what happened
> to the SV/BayPIGgies meetup I enjoyed attending many a good talk at. Since
> moving to SF I spend more time at the meetups here (with deep gratitude to
> everyone involved in making the SF meetups a success!) but SV is where I
> started going to Python meetups and given the notoriously long drive
> between the South Bay and SF it serves the community well to have meetups
> in SF as well as the South Bay.
>
> That said, as it is right now the current owner of the BayPIGgies Meetup
> group is diluting the BayPIGgies brand and that has the effect of dividing
> our community. That's not fair to Pythonistas (and proto-Pythonistas) here
> - particularly those the South Bay - who are put off by the unwelcome
> changes, not to mention the bulk of us who were unaware this happened at
> all given the timing of it. It's one thing to help out, but quite another
> to usurp a group and rebrand it as your own.
>
>  - Marty
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, January 13, 2016 11:31, Simeon Franklin wrote:
> > +1 to this. IANAL so no idea as to whether there are legal grounds to
> > complain. But the meetup has no connection to the user group which has
> > been operating as BayPiggies since 2005 - it certainly doesn't seem
> right.
> >
> >
> > If SF Python Meetup can do anything to get the word out I'm happy to help
> >  any way I can. Perhaps we can help sourcing speakers too - we have a 3
> > person committee sourcing talks now but its mostly Grace Law who knows
> > everybody :)
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 11:18 AM, Don Sheu <dinaldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> My group in Seattle's grown a lot faster when we use Meetup.
> >>
> >>
> >> As I mentioned before, if the community's confused because of the
> >> Meetup
> >> instance there's an trademark issue at stake. It maybe something the PSF
> >>  can help with. á §
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 11:04 AM, Tony Cappellini <cappy2112 at gmail.com>
> >>  wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> If the group gets revived, you can just disregard the Meetup site and
> >>>  refer to Baypiggies.net.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Martin Falatic <martin at falatic.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> That among other things is what made me start questioning what's
> >>>> going on here. And it's not free, it's $5 a head now.
> >>>>
> >>>> http://www.meetup.com/BayPIGgies/events/227481217/
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> - Marty
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, January 13, 2016 08:32, Tony Cappellini wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> FYI- Suresh hosted/organized the first (no-charge) Python meetup
> >>>>> in
> >>>> 2016,
> >>>>
> >>>>> at the Hacker Dojo in Mtn View on Jan 30th, at 4:30PM. The topic
> >>>>> is "Using Python to Analyze Datacubes in Astronomy"
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> If you want to talk with him about the recent changes with the
> >>>>> Python
> >>>>> Meetup group, you can find him there.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Martin Falatic
> >>>>> <martin at falatic.com>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> 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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> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Don Sheu
> >> 312.880.9389
> >> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> >>
> >>
> >> RSVP for my Python user group, meeting 1/13/2016 Zillow
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