[Grassroots-l] Uniting the community's infrastructure
chris at linuxuser.at
Tue Jan 1 18:57:34 EST 2008
From now on, the channel #olpc-groups is open with the ambition to
connect local communities from everywhere! I can imagine a lot of
potential for collaborations, projects, problem solving and
not-reinventing-the-wheel :) !
SJ and I have talked about the current status of the irc-infrastructure
for the communities, and had some ideas for the future. Basically,
1. many of the local channels are inactive
2. we have had no channel to cross-connect communities
3. the channel #olpc-europe developed from the ccc
4. the whole olpc project is gaining momentum
5. the logical next step would be a united communities-channel to focus
our common effort!
We could basically connect via #olpc-groups on a global basis, and use
#olpc-europe/asia/africa/... for regional discussions.
The same idea could apply to some of the mailing-lists. We can basically
use the grassroots list (http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/grassroots)!
Please post feedback to grassroots at lists.laptop.org.
I wish you all an interesting and successful year 2008!
<_sj|> crazy: there are no active country channels
<_sj|> but very active community members :) we just need a place to
discuss self-organization, regional meetups, a few infrastructure
things (which are the same around the world)
<kikka> a virtual place?
<_sj|> well, here I'm talking about a single irc chan...
<kikka> Ah, okay.
<crazy-chris> _sj| you're right, the country channels are not used
<_sj|> crazy: start with one #olpc-groups, merge existing country
chans until there's a lot of focused traffic for one
<_sj|> and keep separate channels for open discussion by language
<_sj|> #olpc can split into #olpc-<lang> when it gets too busy;
#olpc-groups can split into #olpc-<region> when it gets too busy.
<crazy-chris> _sj|: okay, that sounds very good.
<_sj|> but, none of the olpc chans are too busy yet :)
<crazy-chris> heh, yeah
<crazy-chris> will change thought :)
<_sj|> even #olpc and -help are pretty quiet
<crazy-chris> the contributors program ...
<crazy-chris> i think to merge the channels is the way to go. i'll
get working on that.
<_sj|> chris: thank you
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