August 29, 1995

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 01:27:50 -0400
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
To: public archive of board minutes

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Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of Directors meeting
August 29, 1995

Attending: B. Hart, H. Wright, G. Floyd, J. Macintosh, C. Freitas,
K. Nugent, L. Jantek, P. Henry, J. Brown-Hicks, D. Trueman.

David Tr. opened by informing the board that he had met with Tyler
Burns of Industry Canada who said that progress on funding for Csuite is 
continuing.  There are efforts to get Wayne Tosh of IC to meet with NSFCN 
on September 15.

Bernie H. announced that Cape Breton has made it clear that they
are a paid service.  Kentville wants to discuss a particular funding 
arrangement involving MetroCAN for use of a virtual community net.  Joan B-H
stated that that is fine as long as an individual case.

Bernie stated that we are still trying to arrange to provide email
addresses for the provincial WAN initiative.

David Trueman gave a brief explanation of a plan to allow anyone to
log into their own community net account from any public access
terminal in the country.

There was some discussion of who would represent ccn at the
provincial meeting.

RFP: Two replies have been received to date.  David is also talking
with another party about the possibility of their becoming ISP's
with us managing their network.

Joan BH suggested that we ask Gerard to attend some of our meetings
when the subject matter calls for it.

Thanks were extended to Gary Floyd for the work he has already
started on moving our PAT plan forward.

FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Suggested to be in Sackville with a local

For David Tr.'s benefit we made Sept. 12 the date for the next
meeting.  (He then left).

Replacing Laura:  She has started to hand off messages and duties
ot others in her committee.  The IPolicy committee should be
expanded.  It needs activity.  Laura warns that it is a busy job.

Hugh Wright suggested that we make policies on information, decide
how to respond to complaints according to them, and err on the side
of non-intervention.

JBH: As long as a  board member is on the committee we should not
require that a board member be the chair.

Hugh will chair the IPolicy committee for now.  A few suggestions
were made for replacements for Laura.

A call for nominations will be sent out.  Peter H. says we should
look for a skill that we need.  He will draft a call for
nominations.  There was a suggestions that past board members could
stay on the mailing list.

Carlos: Presented some suggestions on changes to the ccn home page. 
He was asked to meet again with his committee.

Joan M stated that the August newsletter will be made the September
newsletter.  She needs IP, Newbies, and David Tr.'s updates.

Joan BH showed us the Edmonton freenet's user guide and suggested
we use it as a model for one of our own.

Kevin Alexander James Nugent,
"All truth progresses through three stages:
- First it is ridiculed...
- then it is violently opposed...
- finally, it is accepted as self evident."
                                     -- Arthur Schopenhauer

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