With the growing world-wide acceptance of Rexx as a programming language for a variety of computer systems, many people have sensed that the time is right to create a formal organization to serve the needs of the Rexx community (users, implementers, teachers, software vendors, etc.) and to promote the language itself. Therefore we are proposing to create a "Rexx Language Association".
The goal of the Rexx Language Association (RexxLA) is to increase communication among people in any way interested in Rexx. Here are some of the services we want to offer:
We want to be able to help people who are:
We encourage users and vendors to join RexxLA. As a group we can help promote further acceptance of Rexx as an attractive system-independent programming language.
We want RexxLA to have broad-based support from the Rexx user community. Therefore we especially need people willing to invest some of their time, creativity, and resources. In particular, this also means we are asking for a financial contribution from those who wish to join the effort.
Some Rexx enthusiasts are already organizing RexxLA. We need more ACTIVE people to make it work, so please list on the form below those offices you are willing to serve in. Elections for RexxLA offices will be held at the Rexx Symposium (May 1-4) in Boston, MA. The essential offices are covered till then.
We want your help in expanding the Rexx community and improving communi- cation among those interested in Rexx. The result of the effort depends on what we all put into it to get - and *keep* - the ball rolling. Please complete and mail the following form with your payment as soon as possible.
Please address any questions to:
Steve Bacher Internet email: Draper Laboratory, MS 33 firstname.lastname@example.org 555 Technology Square Cambridge, MA 02139 U.S.A. or: F. Scott Ophof Internet email: 269 Hall Avenue Ophof@CS.UWindsor.ca Windsor, Ontario Canada N9A 2L5
Please return your membership form by surface mail to:
Hal German Rexx Language Association 7 Driscoll Avenue Maynard, MA 01754 USA 617-466-2290
----------------------------- Start of form ----------------------------- You may wish your personal data to remain confidential. If so, please mark "YES" on the relevant line. The data above that line will then not be disclosed to non-members of RexxLA without your express permission. Name: __________________________________________________________ Company: _______________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ____ Zip: ________________ Country: _______________________________________________________ E-mail address: ________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _________________________________________________ Do you want the above data to be kept confidential? (Yes/No) ___ Membership / contributions: ___ I want to become a member. (US$25 covers a one-year membership fee) ___ I am making a contribution of US$________ to help towards RexxLA operating expenses. Please include a check or money order for the sum of the amounts above. Years using Rexx: _____________ Operating System(s) on which you are using Rexx: 1: ______________________________ 2: ______________________________ 3: ______________________________ Type of Rexx User: (Check all that apply) ____ Don't use Rexx -- interested party ____ Developer of Rexx interpreter/compiler ____ Developer of Rexx add-on product ____ Developer of applications written in Rexx ____ Author or publisher of Rexx books ____ Rexx trainer ____ Other __________________________________________________ (please specify) Please check the positions listed below in which you would be willing to serve, if you wish to take active part in getting the RexxLA ball rolling. ___ BBS Liaison (coordinates RexxLA electronic activities) ___ Lobbyist (gets new vendors to include Rexx add-on products, etc) ___ Vendor Relations (gets vendors to include desired Rexx enhancements) ___ Developer Relations (acts as liaison for Rexx developers) ___ Activity Manager (oversees selection of coordinators) ___ E-mail Contact (receives RexxLA mail and sends to appropriate source) ___ Press Liaison ___ Newsletter Proofer ___ Newsletter Contributors ___ Newsletter Editor (Oversees newsletter creation/distribution) ___ Newsletter Layout ___ Executive Officer ___ Legal Liaison ___ Treasurer ___ Secretary ___ Archivist ___ Publicity ___ Membership ___ Info Distribution ___ Demonstrator ___ Please put me on your list as willing to serve in a RexxLA office ------------------------------ End of form ------------------------------
The RexxLA Steering Committee:
Cathie Burke Dager Chip Davis Hallett German F. Scott Ophof