[linux-elitists] Accountability and leverage (was: University of EULA?)
Tue Aug 29 16:02:34 PDT 2000
On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Rick Moen wrote:
> Mike Schilling, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-825-5125
> Business and Finance Department's Information Technology Group
> (oversees the Student Technology Center, which administers the
> dorm LAN and WAN)
Let's not forget the Regents. Sorry, I don't have time to look it up, but
I would cc all complaints to the Regents as well.
> When people like Schilling take truly stunningly unprofessional and
> arbitrary actions, they inevitably do everything they can to remain
> faceless, and hide behind their employers. This needs to come to an
Let's not forget that those of us in California PAY for this stupidity.
It's not enough that it's an education institution, but I refuse to have
my tax dollars spent for this kind of crap.
> Deirdre's lever in _her_ university standoff turned out to be the
> Americans with Disability Act. Pettifoggers everywhere _hate_ even
> having to worry about an ADA action.
Even Olympic committees. ;)
> And if you're thinking of going privately to management to tell them
> your company's good-old-boy CIO is behaving extremely appropriately
> towards substantively all the female staff, make an appointment
> _first_ with the EEOC, so you're protected against the firm taking the
> easy kill-the-messenger route out. (Right, Robin?)
People may think ill of the fact that I'm a Klingon diplomat, but they
forget that there's a *reason* I am. Several reasons.
_Deirdre * http://www.sfknit.org * http://www.deirdre.net
"We can always count on the British. Except for the Revolutionary War
they've been perfect." -- Mel Brooks, on the first Concorde flight since
the Paris crash.
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