[Foundation-l] Greg Kohs and Peter Damian

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 20 18:40:29 UTC 2010

You are very right, Virgilio. The body of work, of the Project, is quite
salvageable; as well as ultimately sustainable. But it is quite clear that
the present management doesn't have the slightest clue, nor apparently, the
vaguest interest in learning, how to work with people, beyond their own
hubris-driven circle. That's where the change needs to begin if sustainable
is the goal.


on 10/20/10 2:16 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado at vam at fct.unl.pt wrote:

> Marc,
> I agree with you. I would rephrase your statement as the present
> setup is not sustainable. You can only fool some of the people some
> of the time... There are many bells ringing, many whistles blowing,
> lots of lights going on and off. It is foolish not to give them a
> second thought and make amends while there still time and
> opportunity. Sometime down the line it will be too late. We're making
> a sincere and honest effort here. The last thing we want to say is "I
> told you so," but the audience keeps on screaming "Kill! Kill!" Its
> hard to hear anything else over the crowd roar.
> Sincerely,
> Virgilio A. P. Machado
> At 13:58 20-10-2010, you wrote:
>> Let's see what we've got here:
>> A "Board" that appears answerable only to some god; an "Executive Director"
>> who answers only to this "Board"; a group of "Moderators" who claim (with a
>> straight face) that they are "independent", but whose "moderations" are
>> clearly designed to keep the first two in a favorable light; and, dead last,
>> you have the people who, not so ironically, create the substance of the
>> thing that makes the first three possible. This setup sounds achingly
>> familiar. And, like all similar setups throughout history, is set up to
>> fail.
>> Marc Riddell
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