[vox-if] Next IF?

Robert G. Scofield rscofield at afes.com
Fri Feb 25 09:02:01 PST 2005

On Friday 25 February 2005 08:03, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> 3rd Saturday of March! ;)  March 19.

I want to say two things:

1)  I don't know if I can make the next IF or not.  But if I can, I would be 
willing to volunteer in a non-tech position.  I don't know whether I was that 
helpful or not last time, but if needed, and if I am free, I would come 

2)  This leads me to an issue that's been on my mind for a few years.  I am 
the author of the original LUGOD release form.  A few years ago I volunteered 
as a non-tech helper.  And as I helped carry people's equipment back and 
forth between their cars and the installfest room, I wondered whether the 
release would cover my dropping the equipment on the pavement.  I haven't 
read the release in a long time.  I don't know.

There's another issue with the release that I'd like to raise.  I don't know 
the answer to this because I'm not a tort lawyer.  But shouldn't the release 
also incorporate a release as to the U.C. Regents?  The way the release is 
now written (I believe) I don't understand why someone couldn't sue the 
Regents, and then the Regents sue LUGOD in return to recover any judgment 
that the Regents have to pay to a plaintiff.

It might be prudent to put something in the lease about the Regents.  But like 
I said, since I'm not a tort lawyer I don't know how effective that would be.  
And I don't have the time right now to re-draft the release.  I'm just trying 
to raise some issues.


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