Frank March wrote:
I am distributing this in the first instance to members of ISOCNZ Council
and to the NZNOG group. Apologies to those who get it twice. I also
apologise to those who cannot read the Word format document. Anyone stuck,
please email me and I will make some other arrangement; fax if necessary.
I raised this issue at the AGM last month and I refered to the Society's
Articles of Associaton. Section 8 at
8 COMMUNICATION WITH MEMBERS
Every communication with a Member may be by electronic message in
clear ASCII text, directed to the email address of the Member as
recorded in the records of the Society, or where the Member has
no such address by such other means as may be defined by the
Bye-laws of the Society. Such messages will be acceptable for the
conduct of the business of the Society unless the Chairperson
shall advise that any specific business or meeting shall be
conducted at a meeting at which Members are required to be
Given the attention being given to the activities of Microsoft in the US
Courts, it seems to me that even indirect support should not be given to
the activities of an organisation which attempts to subvert the open
nature of the Internet that many of us have striven for over the years.
I may be cutting my nose off to spite my face here but until ISOCNZ
changes its rules, then I will raise this issue every time I see this
happen on an ISOCNZ list.
NZNOG of course has no such rules but I'd hope that they'd take a
similar stance on open communication.
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