[Chicago] separate mailing list for consultants/contractors/freelancers?

Chad Glendenin chad at glendenin.com
Thu Apr 1 20:31:00 CEST 2010

Let's wait and see if it becomes a problem. If recruiters want to post
a want-ad, maybe we could require that they make a donation to the PCF
or the FSF or something first. :-)

My feeling is that I *don't* want something that's just a market for
recruiters and web contractors (although there's value in that too...
maybe something like sortfolio.com but for coders).

Before we start promoting this thing to the other chicagoland tech
groups, is there a more open-sourcy mailing list site we should use? I
looked at Zed Shaw's librelist.com, but it looks like it's still a bit
too early for that. We want to be able to moderate messages and
membership and stuff like that in case recruiters/spammers become a

Once we've settled on the right place for the mailing list, we should
move this conversation over there, just in case we're starting to
annoy the rest of ChiPy. :-)


On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM, John Stoner <johnstoner2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd also be mindful of who joins. Do you want to allow recruiters in or not?
> You may have to moderate the membership process.
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:01 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Dan Krol <orblivion at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Well unless you're trying to maintain some sort of particular culture,
>> > my
>> > vote is to advertise [
>> > http://groups.google.com/group/chicago-tech-freelancers ] to the different
>> > techie lists in town. Better get a
>> > variety and more people.
>> Heartedly agree.
>> Please do so. I'm not a member of a lot of techie lists, so I would
>> like others to make a post to them.
>> Culture-
>> I certainly appreciate the python culture, it suffers from less
>> machismo than I've seen elsewhere. Machismo gets old. Were you ever a
>> nerd? growing up to be a geek? Maybe with less of the social grace of
>> today's hipster. I hope you join the list, so I don't have to put up
>> with self congratulatory braying.
>> hip geeks, I don't mind you. you are cute. pat pat. but I'd like more
>> of my tribe around.
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