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Re: No free lunch - Re: [newtech-1] Your NY Tech Meetup receipt - Pay to Play

From: Michael S.
Sent on: Monday, March 2, 2009 4:21 PM
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 3:55 PM, L <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi
> I think it be more fun to watch if the Nate vs. Michael match is UFC/MMA
> fighting style but instead of an Octagon, it is a park full of snow!!!
> Thanks for the chuckle Nate.

That would work for me! :-)

Michael


>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nate Westheimer <[address removed]>
> To: [address removed]
> Sent: Mon, 2 Mar[masked]:06 pm
> Subject: Re: No free lunch - Re: [newtech-1] Your NY Tech Meetup receipt -
> Pay to Play
>
> Hi, your friendly fact checker here!
>
> It is non-profit. No one profits. It is not yet a 501c3, though. That's a
> tax status our new Board will help us attain!
>
> Hey Michael, probably the best way to sort this out would be for you to show
> up at the snowball fight at 4pm! Let's bash each others faces in with snow!
>
> Woot!
>
> Life's too short to keep debunking this stuff :-)
>
> Nate
>
> PS: Just tested the snow in the park and it was snowball worthy. Just need a
> little packing.
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Michael Stearne <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Andrew <[address removed]> wrote:
>> > That attitude offends=2 0just about every member (100s) of Meetup I've
>> > ever met.
>> >
>> > There are a lot of places you can go for similar functionality -- if
>> > what your money is being used for, on the part of "THE MEETUP" and NOT
>> > "MEETUP.COM", is not transparent, then people can, should and will
>> > start their own meetups or move to other venues and organizations.
>> >
>> > I think we need to be clear about the differences, too, between
>> > Meetup.com and "a Meetup".
>> >
>>
>> The point being from http://nytm.ORG/­ :
>>
>> "The NY Tech Meetup is a community-led organization, and is not for
>> profit. It is currently organized by Nate Westheimer."
>>
>> It is in fact for profit (not that there's anything wrong with that!).
>> One day it may be not for profit, but not right now. ?It's led by the
>> privately selected board and has no non-profit status.
>>
>> There is nothing wrong with this or any other meetup making money or
>> meetup, inc for making money off their great product. What you
>> shouldn't do is call a for profit organization a non-profit.
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
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