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Re: Maybe this will help, maybe it won't

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Maybe this will help, maybe it won't
Date: 2008-01-25 21:21:36
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On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:15:25 +0000
"Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:

> JD,
> Things natually get organised in a hierarchical nature because it's
> the only way we can deal with things when there are large numbers of
> people involved. You yourself for example were talking only the other
> day about having a US parent group for the local PUGs for example.

Yes but my arguments don't disagree with the above :)

> larger group to meet once a month in a restaurant. It's harder still
> for the global group to deal with getting everyone together for a
> large conference on an annual basis. Like it or not, things work best
> when organised hierachicaly by locality.

This isn't 1984.. we have jabber (authenticated, encrypted), IRC (can
be encrypted and authenticated), SLIC (sp?) (authenticated,

> I think just about everyone has agreed that we want to ensure this is
> a European group for people in Europe, under which will be local user
> groups, and above which will be the 'global community', and I'm
> confident we have no intention of closing ourselves off from the rest
> of the world - so can we please drop this and move on?

Well no as usual it is a very small number of people "representing" the
whole ;)... but I have said my piece. I can't argue any farther or
further. If you don't agree so be it. I just wanted to try in get it
out there in a single note that could be absorbed. There is always the
slim chance that I am wrong. :P


Joshua D. Drake

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