RockNet Meeting Minutes - August 14, 1997
MINUTES OF ROCKVILLE COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING
August 14, 1997
The meeting was called to order by Bob
Skinner at 7:40 p.m. In attendance were Bob
Ekman, Randy Gentry, Barbara Goldstein,
Glennon Harrison, Jane Jacobs, Stan Klein,
Roald Schrack, Barbara Skinner, Barbara
Skinner and Thomas E. Thomas.
Minutes of the July 10, 1997, were read
A. Stan Klein asked what the criteria
are for acceptance in RockNet; Bob Skinner
reiterated Bob Ekman's criteria as discussed
in May meeting that (a) organization must be
geographically located in Rockville; (b)
provides substantial service to citizens of
Rockville; (c) draws participation from
B. Glennon Harrison discussed article
on what went wrong with Charlotte's Web - will
provide copies to group as a "heads up."
C. Bob Ekman reported that
"RockNet.Org" does work, URL has been added.
Stated that political questionnaire has
received few hits and must be publicized more.
D. Roald Schrack requested expert
network assistance to hook up donated
computers to Internet access at Senior Center;
Bob Skinner volunteered to go with Roald to
the Senior Center but this will have to
include Dave Mays. Glennon Harrison indicated
he would check with Dave Mays.
E. Jane Jacobs reported she is
proceeding with Wheel Knowledge presentation
for Mayor and Council; conferencing software
study by John Herman - "Webboard" and "Big
Mouth Lion" possibilities. Jane leans to
"Webboard." Bob Skinner recommended they make
sure software can capture history.
F. Randy Gentry received group's
concurrence to invite Richard Thorpe,
Technical Educational Center, to September
G. Bob Skinner reported on meeting with
Lloyd Welter, Hungerford-Stoneridge Civic
Association, and their interest in putting
together a Web page. Group agreed listing of
ISP addresses should be provided - "The List"
- but groups cannot update their pages.
Suggestion made to provide "update drop box"
for pages needing updating.
H. Discussion on Karla Breitbach,
City's new Webmaster, and how RockNet can best
utilize her services:
1. RockNet is to have ten hours
per week of Karla's services:
group agreed she should be
given realistic tasks to
complete at her own pace.
2. Group agreed that Bob Ekman
should meet with Karla to
provide RockNet orientation and
3. Bob Ekman stated primary
tasking for Karla should be
improving Internet Information
Services infrastructure as this
will benefit both City and
RockNet. Bob Skinner agreed to
talk to Julia Novak about
bringing Bob Ekman into the
picture; Thomas E. Thomas
agreed to let Julia know.
4. Group agreed that future
tasking for Karla should
involve developing the
Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.