Happy news for a Friday - I'm taking a leave of absence from my job and spending next year as a Fellow in the Library Innovation Lab and Affliliate of the Berkman Center at Harvard. Gonna be working on free law and open information stuff. I'm pretty excited (and terrified.)
I'll say it here without reference to any person known or unknown: As far as I know, at least in the U.S., there is no law requiring you to invite a jerk to speak or consult, or to attend a session at which a jerk is speaking. Nor, I believe, can you be sued for believing somebody is a jerk.
Ok, so it sounds like we're looking to move to thelsw.org - trying out Discourse and Commons in a Box. we should make it worth the admin's time and effort of trying them out. I nominate Blake as the main back-end orchestrator for these two instances (his subdomain recommendation sounds good, too). --- Forked from http://friendfeed.com/lsw...
I have been summoned by Twitter... so my professional opinion would be we should put you people on your own server (cloud instance, VPS, droplet, call it whatever you want). We could run Discourse and Commons in a Box on the same thing, maybe each on a subdomain, then maybe choose one? I'd like to stay at SoftLayer if I'm doing the server.