MINUTES OF ROCKVILLE COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING May 8, 1997 The meeting was called to order by Bob Skinner at 7:48 p.m. In attendance were Bob Dorsey, Randy Gentry, Glennon Harrison, John Herman, Jane Jacobs, Stan Klein, Dave Mays, Gail Wisan Muren, Roald Schrack, Barbara Skinner, Bob Skinner, and Thomas E. Thomas. Minutes of the April 10, 1997, meeting were read and approved. A. Glennon Harrison asked that his name and that of Bob Dorsey be included as Ex Officio members of the Board of Directors as it appears on Rocknet's Web page. There was no objection to this request. B. Discussion of City's budget hearings determined: 1. City clerk to be called to put Rocknet's name on list of speakers; 2. John Herman as Treasurer will present statement on behalf of Rocknet at hearings on June 2, 1997, coordinating his testimony with Dave Mays; 3. Rocknet statement should include group's support of City's hiring of Webmaster, the amount of financial support Rocknet is seeking, and a correlation between Rocknet's goals and the positive economic impact Rocknet will have on Rockville and its citizens (such as Vitro and Tracor asking to be linked into Rocknet, and the fact that Rocknet members have helped put City on Internet); 4. Statement should be about 1-1/2 pages, single spaced, with adequate copies made to provide to Mayor, Council, Clerk, reporters, etc; 5. List of issues not addressed in the formal presentation during the budget hearing should be given to Council members so that they have the opportunity to raise them at their discretion; 6. Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15, 1997, to discuss draft of Rocknet presentation (which should be e-mailed to group prior to 15th) - attendees to include Randy Gentry, John Herman, Dave Mays, Bob Skinner, Gail Wisan Muren. C. Discussion about City's Webmaster and shared resource usage between City and Rocknet: 1. Difference between City's proposed job description/usage of Webmaster and Rocknet's needs/usage; 2. Need for City's Personnel Department to define Webmaster job description; 3. Once City has defined Webmaster position, need for Rocknet work session to concentrate on its requirements and communicate that information through Julia Novack to the City; 4. John Herman will secure job description and provide to Thomas E. Thomas; 5. Bob Skinner to locate other job descriptions, such as through "DC.Jobs" and "Monsterboard.Com." D. As a result of a request for clarification of previously discussed policy, the following resolution was adopted: Move that Rocknet will provide the following capability to political candidates: a menu consisting of an alphabetical listing of candidates by office with each name to be a link to one megabyte of disk space, the content of which is to be defined by each candidate, and containing HTML, text and graphics supplied by each candidate, with two subsequent updates allowed, one on September 1, 1997, and one on October 1, 1997. Provision of this capability is conditional on what Dave Mays finds out about using City's hardware for this purpose. There is also to be a disclaimer that Rocknet is not responsible for the content provided by the candidates (Bob Skinner to check Davis). Candidates may provide links to whatever non-RockNet web pages they desire. E. Contributions were collected by the Treasurer to purchase the domain name of "RockNet.Org." Technical contact to be Dave Mays; administrative contact to be Bob Skinner or Bob Ekman; addresses and names of two domain name servers pointing to the "RockNet.Org" web server and pages must also be provided on the form. F. Roald Schrack, on behalf of the Technology Action Group of Imagine Rockville, asked what that group can do to be of assistance/help to Rocknet. G. John Herman compiled information about web conferencing software; Rocknet should make some selection before City elections. H. Stan Klein will e-mail threaded discussion information to Bob Skinner. I. Jane Jacobs made a presentation on her interest and involvement in an innovative creativity center for community networking and proposed RockNet participation at the Blacksburg Electronic Village meeting on May 29. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.