RockNet Meeting Minutes - July 9, 1998
ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES
July 9, 1998
The meeting was called to order by Bob
Skinner at 7:35 p.m. In attendance were Jane
Jacobs, Glennon Harrison, John Herman, Stan
Klein, Chris Medley, Gail Wisan Muren, Roald
Schrack and Barbara Skinner.
Minutes for the June 11, 1998 meeting
were reviewed at the meeting and approved.
A. Since the resignation of Dave Mays,
Donna Boxer has been acting in the interim in
the position. It is hoped that she will be
able to attend the August meeting. Dave's
departure has put some of RockNet's ideas on
its server into question; it was suggested
that Glennon Harrison, Bob Skinner, Bob
Ekman, Chris Medley and Donna Boxer should
meet. Chris will ask Donna.
Bob Ekman has indicated he will try to
upgrade the server when he returns.
B. Chris Medley reported that there
was an "server error" in picking up Adobe
C. Group decided it would be wise to
accelerate the server transition into the
newer release of IIS as quickly as possible
and make room for the City site on the new
RockNet server onan interim basis.
D. John Herman discussed the WebBoard
software, suggesting that RockNet members
start "banging" on the software in order to
understand it. John also suggested that
RockNet volunteers meet with each Imagine
Rockville team to set up conferencing, as
well as starting a conference on caring for
the elderly. Suggests that champions are
needed. Glennon and John will contact the
Imagine Rockville people to develop interest
in a pilot project, with Roald Schrack
attending the July 23 steering committee
Glennon Harrison suggested there be
some statement on the page listing
conferences that someone may be barred at the
discretion of the Board; otherwise, so far as
moderation/registration is concerned, group
agreed to open it up and see what happens.
E. John Herman indicated he had called
the law firm to check on RockNet's tax exempt
status; he was told that a check needed to be
made with the firm partner and that some sort
of time table would be provided. Bob Skinner
and Glennon Harrison offered to help.
F. Jane Jacobs discussed how to tie
Wheel Knowledge in with threaded discussions.
She reported that she had met someone
involved with the President's Council on the
year 2000, who expressed an interest in
linking to RockNet. The Board voted
unanimously to establish such a link, with
Jane as its champion and results posted to
the Wheel Knowledge web page. Chris Medley
will lay out Wheel Knowledge page for Bob
Ekman to review for Y2K link.
G. Roald Schrack reported that the
Senior Center now has 3 phone lines,
requested information on how to ISP them.
John Herman and Bob Skinner offered to help.
H. Glennon Harrison offered to
prototype a kid-oriented page and send it to
Bob Ekman and Chris Medley.
I. A discussion about the upcoming
elections led to the following motion by Gail
Move that RockNet establish a page
for political candidates for the
1998 Maryland primary and general
election relevant to Rockville
voters, with the candidates'
telephone numbers, e-mail
addresses, and links to web pages,
to include the candidates' party
affiliations and the offices to
which the candidates are seeking
Glennon Harrison moved to add
"incumbents" to the motion; Bob Skinner
seconded, and the motion was approved
unanimously. Items of general interest
concerning the elections will be at the
bottom of the page, such as a link to the
League of Women Voters. Glennon and Gail
will coordinate the project.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 p.m.