[Baypiggies] SVP-Meetup ...

Simeon Franklin simeonf at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 12:09:22 EST 2016

SF Python Meetup has ~7k members on its mailing list. I'd be glad to also
send an email announcement to our members alerting them to the situation. I
know there are many people (like Stephen) who've participated in and
supported both groups...

On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Stephen <spmcinerney at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: dan at bot4.us
> >I like Bill's idea of getting the old userlist but I wonder about the
> details associated with getting them joined to SVP-Meetup.
> >I can see some reasons why meetup.com might be reluctant to give that
> list to Bill.
> It was actually my idea, Dan, I posted early Wed morning. I read around a
> bit on unregistered trademark, Meetup hostile takeovers, Meetup TOS and
> whether we have grounds to send a legal letter to Meetup.
> Forget about Suresh, let's assume he ignores us.
> We may well be able to compel Meetup to give us our Meetup back. It's
> certainly worth trying.
> We may also be able to compel Suresh to refund every penny of the dues he
> gathered by using the name BayPIGgies. That's also certainly worth trying.
> IMO.
> And even if both of those failed, we'd still want to compel Suresh to
> change his group's name to not be confusable with BayPIGgies.
> >I'd prefer members to focus on making SVP-Meetup better.
> We don't need to involve everyone in every communication and every
> decision. We only needed to form a consensus on how to react. Glen & Bill:
> please let us know what happens next, if you know?
> Stephen
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