Another topic that came up during the networking portion of the PIUG NE meeting was the availability of the discussion list to anyone who signs up, not just PIUG members. Currently ~1400 subscribers to the discussion list and ~700 PIUG members. Participation in the discussion by members of peer organizations does enrich and add value to the list, so there loss should be avoided, but what about the other lurkers on the list?
What's your opinion? Open source/free consulting and that's okay, or a resource that could be leveraged to add value to PIUG membership by restricting access?