[Fsf-friends] Re: suggestions needed on an initiative
Wed May 11 10:08:20 IST 2005
Great idea. Of-course we can suggest this kinda stuff to various
colleges. Atleast if colleges are not interested/knowing at the first
place, least we can do is introduce them to us and what we can do with
them. If not all atleast for a start 5-10 colleges will come to our
On 5/10/05, Krishna Pagadala <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Fully agree with your suggestions.
> I was thinking along the same lines. Since all
> students are required to do some or the other
> projects. I was thinking that we should try to
> leverage that time. Especially we should try to
> encourage CS engineering final year project to be free
> --- Puneet Goel <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 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,
> > Puneet
> > 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. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > wrote:
> > > On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 10:04:25AM -0600, Ragavan
> > Srinivasan wrote:
> > > > On 5/5/05, Puneet Goel
> > <email@example.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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