Fwd: Need to do something about Freemedia India.

Siddharth Upmanyu siddharth at techbugs.org
Thu Mar 20 18:01:57 UTC 2008


Hi all..

Lets plan a meeting for Fedora India Ambassadors and do some talk
about freemedia

Siddharth

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From: gopal das <mr.gopal.das at gmail.com>
Date: Mar 20, 2008 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: Need to do something about Freemedia India.
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Thank you Susmith, thank you Siddharth. "Blank media and return
envelop" idea is good. We can make a decision if we make us available
for a meeting in near future at fedora-india irc. A long gap  when we
do not arrange a meeting. And I also have some topic to discuss
regarding some fedora training program at schools. I have already
started some initiative regarding this but I like to discuss the
matter with other Indian ambassadors. So please fix up a date for a
meeting so that we can made it more prominent.

Cheers
Gopal Das


On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Siddharth Upmanyu
<siddharth at techbugs.org> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 3/16/08, subhodip biswas <subhodip at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM, susmit shannigrahi
> >  <thinklinux.ssh at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  > Hi all,
> >  >
> >  >  This is about current condition of Freemedia _India_.
> >  >  Saying in a line... It is badly messed up.
> >  >
> >  >  Counting from Dec 2007 to March 2008 we have *17* fulfilled request
> >  >  and ~380 pending requests.
> >  >  That indicates only one thing, its going to shut down in near future.
> >  >
> >  >  So lets do something about it.
> >  >
> >  >  My suggestions are
> >  >
> >  >  1. Let's gather from contributors how many DVDs are available for the
> >  >  month and accept that many requests only.
> >
> >
> > +1 for that . Loads of pending request discourage users
> >
> >
> >  >  For that we can give contributors a week's time to declare and then
> >  >  open the request form.
> >  >  For a month if there is no contributor, there will be no requests.
> >  >  However, thats not going to increase the quantity of media.
> >  >  But this will ensure all requests are fulfilled.
> >  >
> >  >  2. Lets make posting of Blank Media compulsory for requesting Freemedia.
> >  >  Thats going to cost INR 20-25 at max.
> >  >  Well, that will create a negative impression no doubt, but the current
> >  >  situation is not bright either.
> >
> >
> > A suggestion may be is to have regional requests as as to break up
> >  requests into modules .this actually lowers the load on free media
> >  team .
> >  Existing fedora ambassadors may help in this .
> >
> >
> >  >  For those who genuinely want to use Fedora but don't have that much
> >  >  bandwidth, it may be helpful.
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >  Any other suggestions?
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >  --
> >  >  Regards,
> >  >  Susmit.
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> >
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>
> The Most obvious problem is contribution... we have very less active
> India Ambassadors and there appears no real solution in near future...
> as it is initiated.. to send a blank media  .. should be an option not
> a requirement (my view) ..
>
> as i see it we first need a saparate freemedia request form where we
> can put proper information and restrictions.. i can work like this :
> 1. in the last week of every month we (India Ambassadors) decide on
> freemedia capacity
> 2. when the form open the decided number of requests are allowed .
> 3. when the limit is reached .. the users are given option to send a
> blank media with return envelop to get the Fedora Media
>
> Regards
> Siddharth
>
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