RockNet Meeting Minutes - November 12, 1998
ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES
November 12, 1998
The meeting was called to order by Bob Skinner
at 7:35 p.m. In attendance were Bob Ekman, Jane
Jacobs, Stan Klein, Chris Medley, Gail Wisan Muren,
Roald Schrack, Barbara Skinner, and Bob Skinner.
There having been no meeting of RockNet in
October, the minutes from the September 9, l998
meeting were read and approved as is.
Kay Cornwell and Nan Fredman from the Town
Center Action Team introduced themselves.
A. Bob Ekman reported that the agreement
concerning the new server was about to be signed with
the City, and that it is now necessary to determine
what kind of server would be purchased. Agreed that
meeting should be held among Bob Ekman, Bob Skinner,
Ray, Kay Cornwell, Stan Klein, perhaps on November 23,
l998 if convenient to everyone, to discuss what kind
B. Bob Skinner reported that John Herman is
dealing with the question of different paperwork now
required to obtain tax-exempt status.
C. General discussion about membership
questions when server is up and running. Bob Skinner
asked Roald Schrack to spell out what might be
involved in membership, with marketing ideas to make
it more attractive, such as a token payment in
exchange for an extra megabyte of space, since group's
consensus is that offering e-mail is no longer
particularly valuable. Suggestion made to call
"membership" by some other name, such as
"registration." Group agreed that one server would
list all topics, with RC Net opened up for more
D. Jane Jacobs stated she must back away from
Wheel Knowledge and Y2K indefinitely for several
reasons. After discussion, Bob Skinner stepped down
from the chair in favor of the Secretary. He then
moved that Y2K be carried on a separate resource page,
making the page a condensed set of links directed at
the question of Y2K, not necessary indicating Wheel
Knowledge as its format, with any comments made via RC
Net. Motion seconded by Bob Ekman, approved
unanimously. Bob Skinner reassumed the chair. Jane
moved that Wheel Knowledge be removed from the RC Net
site for an indefinite period of time and that the
code be retained to be potentially reinstated in the
future. Gail seconded motion, Roald called the
question, motion approved unanimously.
E. Kay requested a list server for East
Rockville, and a web page for the Town Center Action
Team separate from the main Action Team's page.
F. In a short spate of general discussion, it
was suggested that Rocknet should point to the City
web page's important/interesting items and that
Imagine Rockville should have a main (overall) list
server in addition to each team's list server.
G. Helen Triolo has indicated that she will
be unable to keep calendar up past Decemeber; Chris
Medley has graciously volunteered to keep it.
H. Gail Wisan Muren will lead an effort to
recruit high school volunteers.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.