This is the only personal email from last week I'm replying to publically. I'd really like to think that you and/or others don't think of me as a leader of evolt _just_ because I have 'keys to the servers'. If some people don't think of anyone, include me, as a leader, well.. thats just fine, no one is here to win a popularity vote I'd imagine. I think of a leader as someone who gets shit done either directly, motivates others to do things, or provides a direction for others to follow. I'd hope that people would consider the work i've done(to name a few specific example) - organizing 3 successfull codefests, getting the survey together, online, organized, and out there(with much help), writing a pretty kick ass mailing list manager, being a contibutor to our CMS(till january), creating members.evolt.org and administrating 1000 users for over a year now, pimping for free software(sometimes successfully) and donations for evolt, advocating evolt to just about every person i meet, writing a better solution for answering email submissions, compliant and accessable list archives, and yes even managing the servers for 2+ years(with great success if i do say so) - when/if I'm judged, and not just the fact that I have the 'keys' to the servers. I'm really not on board with evolt to win a popularity contest, I'm here to do cool shit and to have fun with something thats pretty exciting for a lot of people. Anyways, I don't want to re-open all the negative shit which thankfully has been left behind on theforum, but I did want to respond to at least this one particular email .... Marlene Bruce wrote: > I'd like to re-assert something: Dan is not evolt and he is not our > leader. He in effect may have the keys to the servers, but that > doesn't make him the leader. Leadership is something we infer. If our > inferred leader isn't doing what we want, we can talk our ball and go > play elsewhere.