From: Brent Date: Mon Sep 29, 2003 2:57 pm Subject: Re: Resignation from TT Inc. Board of Directors I would also like to note for the record that since the beginning of the discussion and vote by the membership on the future of the nonprofit, it has always been Jan's position that TT Inc. should be disbanded. I'll take the issues below one by one: "lack of proper accounting" - please see my email addressing this issue in reply to his resignation as Internal Auditor. "lack of activity and future planning within the Inc." - The last 3 board meetings have been devoted to this issue exclusively. We have also had a membership vote call, and enlisted the support on a consulting basis of TT-Forum. This is not an over night process and has taken some time to solidify a new direction. From the feedback I have received, the majority of members are optomistic about the future of the nonprofit. "The relationship between the TT Inc and the so-called volunteer group." - This issue has alread been explained to Jan several times, not only by the board, but many in the membership lists. Jan still does not understand that the nonprofit and the INC are two seperate groups, and WILL REMAIN THAT WAY. Some how, Jan has felt that the nonprofit had or shoud have some sort of control over the volunteer groups and website. This will never happen, and has never been considered except by Jan. "lack of ownership of the tt lists, information free for anyone to use, lack of activity on tt-forum." - As far as ownership of the lists THEMSELVES, they are "owned" by Clipper & myself. This also refers only to the email lists, not the massive Troubled Times website of survival information. The information on the website has always been free, and will remain so. It was generated by many volunteers on their own time. The information was given freely, and can be used freely, period. As far as lack of activity on TT-forum, I don't see this at all. There has been quite a bit of activity there recently, even though it's been five days since the last post. The most current solution set being discussed is in regard to CD backup of the info on the TT website, so that long term survival info can be accessed without relying on the internet. "It is my opinion that the TT Inc. <snip> is now without justification for further operation." - As I mentioned above, Jan has felt this way since the discussion & vote about the future of the nonprofit, and I believe was quite surprised when the membership voted to continue the nonprofit, but with changes. Brent Freemont President Troubled Times, Inc.