joseph mcelroy
Since 2002
Works in New York United States of America

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BIO
The McElroys are a husband and wife collaborative artist, technology, and business team who bring significant artistic, technology and community development skills to Corporate Performance Artists. Joseph, is a graduate of Computer Science from Duke University and a former team leader at IBM. He has been a CEO of several companies, and has been responsible for raising $2 million to fund a startup company called EveryDayPrint.com, which while part of the dot-com boom and bust, he managed to bring to profitability and which still survives to this day.

Donna was an operations manager and PR specialist in the firms they have started together. She has recently been credited by several business leaders in the Bronx as being "top spokesperson for the Bronx." She is active in many community development projects, such as participating on the Board of the Bruckner Arts and Antique District, and working to promote many Bronx activities through an online newsletter called Cupcake Kaleidoscope.

Joseph was the leader of the Open Source Sig for the New York Software Industry Association. And was track co-chair for Open Source at the 2001 New York Software Industry Summit. He was on the advisory board for PostgreSql, Inc - the leading Open Source Database and has had articles published by Lutris Technologies and Open Magazine on Open Source business models and technology solutions. He is a database expert with extensive Fortune 500 experience. Among other awards, he won an IBM Division Award for Technical Excellence.

From magazine "Open" issue September 2001 - "The McElroys kick open the doors of old business models and capitalize on what they believe." The McElroys have achieved re-known as Open Source visionaries with interviews by Interactive Week, Infoworld, Fortune Technology, Open magazine, and others. Joseph and Donna make no claims of divine insight, but in review by Lewis Lacock, it is said, "that this dynamic duo of art are the closest things we have to true shamans today". They are doing their best to pursue the knowledge to support such claims someday.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Achieved reputation as Open Source visionarys with interviews by Interactive Week, Infoworld, Fortune Technology, Open magazine among others.
* National Columnist on Money Matters for Gather.com.
* Judge for the Advanced Technical Categories of the Emmys.
* Successfully raised $2 million funding for startup.
* Successfully built and sold two technology businesses.
* First Entry into the Multimedia wing of the Museum of Computer Art.
* Artwork collected by the Library at Cornell University.
* Artwork in the collection of Rhizome.org.
* Developed first ever Exhibition Catalog completely on CD Rom. Done for Alternative Museum. Reviewed by New York Times.
* Selected to attend first ever Summer Institute for Performance Art at The Kitchen in NYC.
* IBM Division Award for Technical Excellence.
* Various academic, mathematic and scholarship awards. Attended Duke University on a full scholarship in mathematics.
* Poetry published in various journals. Art exhibited in museum shows.
* Certificate of Artistic Excellence from Congressman Jose Serrano.
* Recognized by Bronx Borough President Aldofo Carrion for contributions to the community.
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EVENT

The South Bronx Networking PARTY


Dates:
Thu Oct 21, 2004 00:00 - Wed Oct 13, 2004

A free, quarterly networking event held @ The POINT CDC. The goal of these events is to bring a new awareness to area businesses, creative professionals and cultural venues, and to promote the Bronx as an excellent place to generate new opportunities.

Date: Thursday Oct. 28, 2004
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: The POINT CDC
940 Garrison Ave - entrance on Manida St
718-542-4139
For more info, please call Donna McElroy @ 646-279-2309
Join Corporate Performance Artists, The POINT and featured hostess Rhina Valentin in welcoming business owners, artists, and community members to an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment. Participate in raffles for exciting prizes!! Ample parking available on Garrison Ave.


DISCUSSION

Bronx Stabilization Fund


For Immediate Release

August 09, 2004, Bronx, New York. The Bronx Council on the Arts and Corporate Performance Artists are pleased to announce that Corporate Performance Artists have been named the Technology Advancement providers for the Bronx Stabilization Fund. The services will include Technical Assessment, Planning, one-on-one consulting, and workshops geared towards building capacity and stability for all the arts groups in the Bronx.

In August of 2003, Bronx Council on the Arts Executive Director Bill Aguado announced a $1.5 million Bronx Arts Stabilization Fund. The Bronx Arts Stabilization Fund is a combination of infrastructure services and financial support to facilitate the stabilization of Bronx arts organizations and artists while laying the foundation for future growth. The infrastructure services are essential to the development and sustainability of Bronx arts groups, cultural institutions and professional artists. They include professional development, legal services, technology advancement, marketing and promotions support, and consultants available on an ongoing basis for current and future Culture Venture Fund initiatives, among other services.

"The Bronx Arts Stabilization Fund will have a ripple effect on the entire borough. A comprehensive and well-designed community arts development program is a recognized need throughout the nation, and particularly in underserved urban areas such as the Bronx during this time of change and economic uncertainty. As the arts flourish in the Bronx, collateral benefits may include providing a workable model for other communities and making the Bronx's name synonymous with hope and creativity," said Mr. Aguado.

About Corporate Performance Artists

Corporate Performance Artists is both an art/performance practice and a business/technology practice. In the past, it was rare that art knowledge was shared other than in a museum space or theater. We bring this creative knowledge to the work environment through shared technical and cultural exchanges with businesses (and employees of the businesses) and community organizations for which we consult and produce. Our intentions are to propagate the wealth created through the creative process, both financially and spiritually, to everyone involved.

For more info contact Joseph or Donna McElroy at 646-279-2309 (joseph@corporatepa or donna@corporatepa.com)

DISCUSSION

Re: Sure am glad we have 'free speech' in the USA


well, your right, unlawful activity cannot be signed into contracts. But
many constitutional rights can be given way through contracts and
commercial laws... this is why many of the large
corporations/politicians actually try to sneak intellectual property
laws through as commercial laws.

And yes, I am sick of the abuses as well.

joseph

t.whid wrote:

>
> On Apr 26, 2004, at 11:19 AM, Joseph The Barbarian wrote:
>
>> actually, they probably signed a written contract to abide by the
>> policies of the organization from which they were fired... it is
>> always been possible to sign away all your rights via commercial law.
>
>
>
> Hi Joe,
>
> well, that's true and not true. You can sign away SOME rights, but not
> others. For example, even if I had a contract with you that allowed
> you to kill me if I didn't uphold my end of the contract you would
> still be tried for murder if you killed me.
>
>
> otherwise, they did break policies which their employer had in place.
> They were not fired until the pentagon complained to their employer
> (the pentagon being the employers main contractor I'll bet).
>
> more broadly, I'm sick of civil rights abuses being fig-leafed behind
> contracts, EULAs and etc.
>
>
>>
>>
>> joseph
>>
>>
>> t.whid wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.boston.com/dailynews/113/nation/
>>> Woman_fired_by_military_contra:.shtml
>>>
>>> yes, sure is nice to know we don't have GOVERNMENT censorship here
>>> in the good ole USA, makes me proud to live in the 'land of the free'
>>>
>>> ps. fuck George Bush (all of them)
>>>
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> ++
> +++
> Tim Whidden
> Wavexpress, Inc.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Sure am glad we have 'free speech' in the USA


actually, they probably signed a written contract to abide by the
policies of the organization from which they were fired... it is always
been possible to sign away all your rights via commercial law.

joseph

t.whid wrote:

> http://www.boston.com/dailynews/113/nation/
> Woman_fired_by_military_contra:.shtml
>
> yes, sure is nice to know we don't have GOVERNMENT censorship here in
> the good ole USA, makes me proud to live in the 'land of the free'
>
> ps. fuck George Bush (all of them)
>
> ===
> <twhid>http://www.mteww.com</twhid>
> ===
>
> +
> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> -> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
>
>

DISCUSSION

[Fwd: PUBPAT News: PUBPAT CHALLENGES MICROSOFT PATENT]


PUBPAT CHALLENGES MICROSOFT PATENT TO PROTECT COMPETITION IN SOFTWARE

MARKETS: Patent Office Shown New Evidence Proving FAT Technology was Obvious

NEW YORK -- The Public Patent Foundation filed a formal request with the
United States Patent and Trademark Office today to revoke Microsoft
Corporation's patent on the FAT File System, touted by Microsoft as being
"the ubiquitous format used for interchange of media between computers, and,
since the advent of inexpensive, removable flash memory, also between
digital devices." In its filing, PUBPAT submitted previously unseen prior
art showing the patent, which issued in November 1996 and is not otherwise
due to expire until 2013, was obvious and, as such, should have never been
granted.

"Microsoft is using its control over the interchange of digital media to aid
its ongoing effort to deter competition," states PUBPAT's Request for Ex
Partes Reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 5,579,517. "The '517 patent is
causing immeasurable injury to the public by serving as a tool to enlarge
Microsoft's monopoly while also preventing competition."

Last fall, Microsoft began to demand royalty bearing licenses for the entire
portfolio of patents around the FAT File System. However, the fact that
Microsoft has not offered licenses for use in Free and Open Source Software
has led some to speculate that Microsoft intends to use its patents to fight
the competitive threat posed by Free Software.

"We'd like to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt and believe that they
are not adopting a strategy of foreclosing competition through the use of
dubious patents," said Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT's Executive Director and
Founder. "Unfortunately, their past anticompetitive behavior combined with
their recent launch of a comprehensive patent assertion campaign causes us
to have serious concerns about their intentions."

Although PUBPAT's filing only directly deals with one patent, the fact that
it is the oldest of the patents in the FAT File System portfolio makes it
more likely that, once it is held invalid by the Patent Office, each of the
other patents will be viewed similarly.

"In the end, our beef is not with Microsoft per se," says Ravicher. "It's
with our broken patent system that is completely failing to ensure only
deserving patents get issued."

The Request for Reexamination can be found at
http://www.pubpat.org/Protecting.htm.

Contact:

Daniel Ravicher, Executive Director, Public Patent Foundation: 212-545-5337;
info@pubpat.org; www.pubpat.org.

About PUBPAT:

The Public Patent Foundation ("PUBPAT") is a not-for-profit legal services
organization working to protect the public from the harms caused by the
patent system. PUBPAT provides the general public, particularly those
persons or businesses otherwise deprived of access to the system governing
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