[Fsf-friends] Re: suggestions needed on an initiative

Puneet Goel puneet.maillist@gmail.com
Tue May 10 11:05:21 IST 2005

Dear Nagarjun,

Thanks for sharing about https://mail.sarai.net/mailman/listinfo/prc

These folks seems to be doing the interesting work. appreciated. and
the best thing is they started some 5 years back.

For the last 2-3 days i have been discussing this info with some more
folks and seeing the way this sarai list is going on. virtually
scanned all the posts till date.

Without undermining the purpose behind this list, if we look at the
traffic generated at this place and the kind of discussion going on, I
feel this is not going in the direction they should have excelled by
now. And the reason is only one, the way they are going on. precisly
their operating model. The place is not more than a maillist. Not too
many people even know about it.

and the sarai.net itself is in lot of other things. Particulary their
'About us' link says "Sarai: the New Media Initiative - a space for
research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and
urban constellations."

What i am talking is a whole-sole concentrated approach towards a goal
and that too without any deviation. Not only this we have some more
points which can be added gradualy.

we have 2 options either we start on their portal etc. (but they might
have their own reservations) or we start on our own with few more like
minded people and take these guy's help, learn from their experiences.

As Mr. Raghav said rightly "I agree with Nagarjuna's email that
instead of coming up with new initiatives, it might be a good idea to
leverage existing ones. Personally, I see a mailing list as only one
part of the answer, and for that, we can definitely use the sarai.net
mailing list. I think what we need to do is to come up with a
comprehensive proposal and then take it to FSF-India, sarai.net,
Sarovar and any others out there to see how/where they can help. There
are lots of people on those forums whose experience will prove very
valuable to us."

rest sarover has been just a host for various projects. it is not
relevent to what we r thinking of. yes! we can try/will to support it
by hosting some of the projects there.

but one thing is for sure. whatever we will do we shall be doing it in
complete harmony with FSF India.

let me know your comments. 

Thanks and Regards,

Ps: I am looking forward to hear from more people on this. Please feel
free to flame me if you think i am wrong at some point :)

On 5/6/05, Nagarjuna G. <nagarjun@gnowledge.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 10:04:25AM -0600, Ragavan Srinivasan wrote:
> > On 5/5/05, Puneet Goel <puneet.maillist@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Puneet,
> > 
> > > 
> > > Please have a look at the link
> > > http://www.communitycode.org/
> > 
> > [snip...]
> > 
> > I was just about to post a similar message to the list. I definitely
> > share the sentiments, and think this could be a wonderful opportunity
> > to help spread the awareness/usage of free and open source software in
> > India.
> > 
> > I think instead of targeting specific cities, we may want to start
> > with specific communities of users. Folks working in the computer
> > industry and the student community may be two we can target for
> > starters.
> Instead of starting a new initiative, it is better to strengthen the
> existing initiatives, such as
> https://mail.sarai.net/mailman/listinfo/prc, and sarovar.org.  
> Nagarjuna
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