Report of the FSF-India IRC Meet conducted on #gnu-india on 5/10/2005.
The first FSF-India IRC Meet was conducted in the channel #gnu-india
on Freenode on 5/10/2005.
The agenda for the meeting was:-
o Moving to Drupal
- Sharing responsibilities
- Moving the content
- Integrating the fellow registration system
- Integrating the Volunteer & Business DataBases
- Decide on what we are going to make
- Who's going to do it
o A new private mailing list for the admins
o Other project ideas
The meet started at 16.30 Hrs IST with a routine roll call.
The following members were present(in order of roll call)
o Baishampayan Ghose
o Sunil Mohan
o Anivar Aravind
o Vivek Varghese Cherian
o Vijay Kumar
o Vimal Joseph
o Joe Steeve
The meeting started with announcement of the main agenda of the meet as
regarding the new FSF-India site and migration of old data to Drupal. The
gathering appreciated the good work done by Sunil Mohan, Sayamindu and
Baishampayan requested Sunil Mohan and Sayamindu about the status of the
data migration. Sunil Mohan replied stating that he had done the migration
of the news pages including the news archives and also pages linked from
the news items and that minor modifications remain. He also noted that there
were issues with the organisation of the content and pointed to the need to
improve in areas like RMS's speech buried deep in the news events.
Sayamindu stated that he was in the process of migrating the Free Software
Directory and he hoped to complete it by the end of the week.
A time line of Sunday October 16th was decided for complete migration of
data. Anivar, B.Ghose, Sayamindu and Sunil Mohan agreed to coordinate the
work among themselves.
The next agenda on list was the GNU Merchandise.
The following items were decided as GNU merchandise and the following
individuals were requested to oversee the task of procuring them.
FSF-India T-Shirts- Joe Steeve.
Free Software,Free Society- Sunil Mohan (Via Praja Shakti) , Joe Steeve.
GNU manuals- Baishampayan (via Shroff Publishers).
Holograms- Vimal Joseph.
GNU/Linux Custom CDs- Sayamindu.
Stickers- Vivek Cherian.
However a timeline for the GNU Merchandise procurement was not finalised.
The complete logs of the meet are located here -
It was decided to conduct FSF-India IRC meetings every second saturday
of the month from (16.30 PM IST to 18.30 PM) IST. The next FSF-India IRC
meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov 12th 2005, 16:30-18:30 Hrs IST.
Vivek Varghese Cherian
Free Software Foundation of India