3. Ipce decides about Ipce
meeting accepts the financial report and
thanks the treasurer and the control commission.
meeting appoints Frans as treasurer for the next year. He will send the money to
a separate bank account he has. This will make it easier to control.
membership fee will be 20 Euros for the next year.
meeting accepts the report of the secretary,
thanks the secretary and appoints Frans as
Ipce Secretary for the next year.
meeting decided to maintain the paper version of the Ipce Newsletter. It is
expensive, but for some people it is the only way to receive the Newsletter.
Since the same people may not be able to pay more for it, we shall all pay the
costs. A paper version is also good for historical reasons: one can keep a paper
archive more easily and, in this quickly changing world, maybe longer than an
meeting also decided to maintain the public Newsletter on the public web site,
the new one as well as the former ones.
public Ipce web
of the web master
meeting accepts the report, and therefore the
policy, of the web master during the last year.
meeting thanks the web master for his work and appoints Frans as the web master
for the next year.
More balance and new
meeting accepts the proposal to have more balance on the web site – this
means: to give more room to overall views other than Ipce’s, as long as these
articles have a rational base.
Finkelhor is the best example of this. We do not always agree with him, but he
has done much research and has written thoughtful articles.
more room for reactions and opinions of our visitors, we will open a new section
“Feedback”. Here, opinions sent to the web master can have their room, as
long as the writer agrees with their being placed on the web, and as long as the
opinion is politely written and has a rational base. Hate mails will not be
placed. There were none, or, by the way, maybe just one with only one word,
“pedos”. The feedback will have its own section, to distinguish
shared Ipce Statements from the feedback of others.
reported, there were problems: interception of e-mails, and illegal access to
the internal bulletin-board-like web site IMO. Consequently the IMO archive
was suspended just before the meeting, and has now been removed from the
web. The meeting has discussed several solutions and options.
help of a majority vote, the meeting decided
not to use encryption;
to start up a protected web site for “News” & “Background”
with a new name and a new URL, new user names and pass words;
to start up a protected web site for “Bar” and “Discussion” with
a new name and a new URL, new user names and pass words;
to send the URLs, the user names and pass words by encryption or post
mail only; and
to ask the members to subscribe again to one or both internal web sites.
long-term policy and strategy, and for advice in case of conflicts between members, Ted, Jim, Isabel, Ilja and
Gerald were appointed to form a team.
short-term help and for emergencies, Desire, Peter & Paul from Germany were
appointed to form a team. They will receive the access data for the web sites
and the data about the membership.
has been communication between the Ipce web master and an English journalist.
The meeting said that the web master’s answers were good
and wise – but that further communication should now be terminated, because
others have been of the
opinion that you had already reacted too often and too detailed.
journalist had no interest in a discussion in an atmosphere of mutual respect,
but declared himself “an enemy”
who wants to intercept, to infiltrate and to out people.
It’s up to the web master to decide if he replies to questions about Ipce – about Ipce only, not about personal matters. However he is advised to not provide more information on Ipce than is necessary to those who are likely to be hostile.
The WERC interview
speaker took on this task for us. However, we don’t want a speaker. There is
no single “ Ipce Opinion”. Ipce is a forum to exchange several opinions. So,
whoever may speak in the future, will speak as a person only, not as a
representative, and give only his or her opinion as a person: ŕ titre
meeting thanks its host for this year. The next meeting will be in Denmark, if
possible somewhat earlier in the course of the year 2003, because a flight is
cheaper before the holiday season starts.