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[Grassroots-l] Uniting the community's infrastructure

Postby crazy-chris » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:58 pm

Hi all!

From now on, the channel #olpc-groups is open with the ambition to
connect local communities from everywhere! I can imagine a lot of
potential for collaborations, projects, problem solving and
not-reinventing-the-wheel :) !

SJ and I have talked about the current status of the irc-infrastructure
for the communities, and had some ideas for the future. Basically,

1. many of the local channels are inactive
2. we have had no channel to cross-connect communities
3. the channel #olpc-europe developed from the ccc
4. the whole olpc project is gaining momentum

=>

5. the logical next step would be a united communities-channel to focus
our common effort!

We could basically connect via #olpc-groups on a global basis, and use
#olpc-europe/asia/africa/... for regional discussions.

The same idea could apply to some of the mailing-lists. We can basically
use the grassroots list (http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/grassroots)!
Please post feedback to grassroots@lists.laptop.org.

I wish you all an interesting and successful year 2008!

- chris
(olpc austria)

...
<_sj|> crazy: there are no active country channels
<_sj|> but very active community members :) we just need a place to
discuss self-organization, regional meetups, a few infrastructure
things (which are the same around the world)
<kikka> a virtual place?
<_sj|> well, here I'm talking about a single irc chan...
<kikka> Ah, okay.
<crazy-chris> _sj| you're right, the country channels are not used
<_sj|> crazy: start with one #olpc-groups, merge existing country
chans until there's a lot of focused traffic for one
<_sj|> and keep separate channels for open discussion by language
<_sj|> #olpc can split into #olpc-<lang> when it gets too busy;
#olpc-groups can split into #olpc-<region> when it gets too busy.
<crazy-chris> _sj|: okay, that sounds very good.
<_sj|> but, none of the olpc chans are too busy yet :)
<crazy-chris> heh, yeah
<crazy-chris> will change thought :)
<_sj|> even #olpc and -help are pretty quiet
<_sj|> yeah
<crazy-chris> the contributors program ...
<crazy-chris> i think to merge the channels is the way to go. i'll
get working on that.
<_sj|> chris: thank you
...




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[Grassroots-l] Uniting the community's infrastructure

Postby znmeb » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:41 pm

Chris Hager wrote:
Hi all!

From now on, the channel #olpc-groups is open with the ambition to
connect local communities from everywhere! I can imagine a lot of
potential for collaborations, projects, problem solving and
not-reinventing-the-wheel :) !

SJ and I have talked about the current status of the irc-infrastructure
for the communities, and had some ideas for the future. Basically,

1. many of the local channels are inactive
2. we have had no channel to cross-connect communities
3. the channel #olpc-europe developed from the ccc
4. the whole olpc project is gaining momentum

=>

5. the logical next step would be a united communities-channel to focus
our common effort!

We could basically connect via #olpc-groups on a global basis, and use
#olpc-europe/asia/africa/... for regional discussions.

The same idea could apply to some of the mailing-lists. We can basically
use the grassroots list (http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/grassroots)!
Please post feedback to grassroots@lists.laptop.org.

I wish you all an interesting and successful year 2008!

- chris
(olpc austria)

Well, like a lot of the Internet and life in general, things tend to
"self-organize". I've started a Google group for Portland Oregon XO
"owners", and I'm personally on quite a few of the other mailing lists.
In any event, I'm not sure it's time yet for any "consolidation", either
on mailing lists/Google Groups or in IRC. I think the best we should
hope for at this point is to ask everyone on IRC to use the characters
"olpc" in naming channels. That way, the IRC client channel listers can
find them.

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[Grassroots-l] Uniting the community's infrastructure

Postby Kent Loobey » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:53 pm

I've started a Google group for Portland Oregon XO
"owners",

I live in Eugene, Oregon. How can I connect with your Portland group?

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[Grassroots-l] Uniting the community's infrastructure

Postby znmeb » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:06 pm

Kent Loobey wrote:
I've started a Google group for Portland Oregon XO
"owners",

I live in Eugene, Oregon. How can I connect with your Portland group?

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I think we're posted on the Wiki somewhere, but it's
http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-olpc-users. There is a tentative plan
to have some kind of "OLPC session" in March at the Portland Linux Users
Group (PLUG) meeting, which would quite probably include some people
from Corvallis. Right now, I don't have a sense of how many actual
physical XOs there are in Portland, Corvallis and Eugene, nor if there
are or will be any in other places in Oregon or Southern Washington.
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