The Fedora Community in India - plans and proposals
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Tue May 20 11:02:39 UTC 2008
Debarshi Ray wrote:
> (Quoting from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RegionalTeams/India)
> I am particularly interested in these:
I would have been happier to read your ideas that expand what can be
done, but I guess that's coming in a later mail :)
>> # Campus and institutional tie-ups
> What do we mean by this?
This is a general statement that includes two objectives:
 Work with various institutions to have a relationship built that
allows us to use their facilities for talks, meets and various related
 Enable us to access their students, faculties and persons interested
in education and FOSS to help us work in their community
> For the sake of an example, lets consider a GSoC candidate working for
> the Fedora project. What can she expect from us, or what can we expect
> from her?
If you were a GSoC candidate, what would you expect ? You were such not
so long back, what would you have expected from Fedora and from NIT-H
> Would existing student contributors be able to work on Fedora during
> the summers, which could be passed off as "a summer internship"
I'd like to see that happen. If that requires that RHT as an
organization needs to be involved, I'd like to make that possible (since
my day job allows that).
One of the side effects of the campus alliance should be this.
> Or were we talking about some other kinds of "tie-ups"?
The only other kind would be where an institution requires a formal
approach to become ready to set up a mirror.
>> # Swag - Live CD, stickers etc and use them for release events
> Are we permitted to sell swag as a fund-raiser? We all need money don't we? :-)
As on date we are not going to able to sell swag / merchandise. I'd have
loved to get this going as much as you, but to do that we need a formal
body in place and I (this is a personal opinion) tend to think that it
would be a good idea to spend this year in working towards a healthy
tribe of Fedora enthusiasts before saddling ourselves with the usual
admin bits of a society / NGO
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