[fedora-india] Fedora Freemedia India, A plan.

Rangeen Basu sherry151 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 07:14:28 UTC 2009

2009/4/1 Siddharth Upmanyu <siddharth at techbugs.org>:

> 1. one is the funding.. (put  ~50INR/Request X 200Requests/Month =  INR 10K
> in one place, figure out a vendor who can do burning and packaging and ship
> from one location. Which we dont have)
Since I am a part of the college LUG, I get free media for
distributing from the college. But I will moving out of college soon
and then servicing requests would be a real problem for me. It would
be nice if some infrastructure as you mentioned can be setup. The
Ubuntu freemedia distribution works really well. Can't we do the same.
Off course there are monetary implications of this but that needs to
figured out by the budget makers.

> 2. and two is difficulty in decentralizing the efforts.. (people dont like
> to buy media and get it burned from LocalContacts after filling the
> MediaForm which is not very understandable but true.. and we cant/dont want
> to force our contacts to put in money for all the requests because few
> locations produce most of requests)
In some cases people do buy DVD and get the ISO burnt but that is a
rare occurrence.

> to solve this we need voluneers who are commited to dig out the FreeMedia
> program and make it functional..

I am willing to help but how can I when I am not even able to view the
tickets due to the recent trac policy change. I even applied to the
freemedia group but haven't received a response since then. I even
joined the mailing list but no confirmation mail or what so ever has
been received. I sent private mails to the administrators but they
don't seem to bother.

> So guys. this is what i can think of ..lets make a team out of us.. everyone
> who is a part of it has to follow certain formal equations like meeting on
> time, being reachable, being able to put in efforts when needed (we'll
> figure out the money part later) and will be responsible for the larger free
> media program.

It is as difficult to materialize this as it is easy to say. But
surely it is not impossible if we give it a proper try. Reachability
is a separate issue altogether. It isn't tat you are reachable just
because you have your name and phone number on the local contacts
list. You cannot leave the money part to be figured out later because
that is a very important necessity for this plan to be successful.

> what do you think?

I think it can be done.

Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury
Fedora Ambassador
sherry151 at gmail.com

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