March 02, 2006 | Suw Charman Anderson

Keep up to date with ORG

If you are interested in keeping up to date with ORG goings on, there are two mailing lists that you can join:

ORG-announce is a low volume announcement list where we will, from now on, announce our events, publish news, and generally let you know what is happening.

ORG-discuss is a medium volume discussion list where people interested in digital rights issues can talk about stuff, where I ask for volunteers when I need them, and where we organise things. Participation is not mandatory - feel free to lurk.

Sometimes materials will be cross-posted to both lists, but the really vital one will be ORG-announce.

If you are currently only on the list, then please sign up to ORG-announce as we won't go on using the pledge forever.

And finally, don't forget to donate! We're asking for just a fiver a month to help us keep the fight for digital rights going. That's the cost of just a couple of pints - and you get that back in free drink and nibbles at the monthly ORG event!

Comments (3)

  1. Hieronymous Crawford:
    Mar 06, 2006 at 12:29 PM

    Herewith I enclose my non-subscription to ORG. I'd like to encourage you to recover the money I'm not sending by not buying the free drink and nibbles for me at the monthly ORG event, which I can't attend.

    Seriously, what kind of fundraising solicitation promises to spend your money on parties?

  2. Gerard:
    Mar 09, 2006 at 12:17 AM

    Hieronymous: where does it state that the money is being spend on parties?

    The post states that the donation cost is roughly on par with a couple of pints (make that one pint in central London) and that you get, by figure of speech, that money back in a free drink and nibbles. Where does it say that these free drinks and nibbles are being paid for by your donation money?

  3. Hieronymous Crawford:
    Mar 17, 2006 at 04:11 AM

    Gerard: either I don't understand your objection or I addressed it (albeit flippantly). In the long run (i.e. amortized over time, space, probability, what you will), does my decision to/not to subscribe to ORG cause more/fewer drinks and nibbles to adequately supply the correspondingly larger expected attendance at these events?

    If yes, then my money is being spent on free drinks and nibbles. If no, then your claim that I get my money "back" in free drinks and nibbles is disingenuous, since as the membership grows the provision of drinks and nibbles will be insufficient.