[wsfii-coord] WSFII Calendar
jo at frot.org
Wed Dec 21 18:49:35 GMT 2005
dear gregers, all, the mailout and the effort look good.
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 10:15:58AM +0100, Gregers Petersen wrote:
> Are there any comment to the following information in regard to; how
> you get something onto the WSFII Calendar - it is my intention to
> release "it" on the 'wsfii-discuss' list if this is acceptable?
i wanted to comment on this.
okfn hosts lists for a number of single issue and/or project
discussion groups. after being involved in running a few of these,
Rufus created a policy suggesting that discussion should be held on
the discuss list by default, unless there was a strong reason not to.
It helps to give more people a sense of stake, to get offers of help
and sharpening up of ideas.
i found the shift hard to make in the context of the open geodata
awareness campaign lists, had to nudge discussions off the coord list
a few times. this list was hardly used in the runup to Wsfii.London
except for incredibly dull administrivia about money and visa
documentation. organising in public caused us to look a little slapdash,
but no harm was done, and this could have been avoided.
there are a lot of interesting people on the discuss list, i don't
see a reason not to start a draft there.
i prefer the idea that no-one is really in charge, that the organisers
are self-appointed and that anyone can appoint themselves; as long as
their actions remain in public view. the idea of an unspecified,
not immediately visible "we" ("the wsfii coord group"); it is easy to
get sucked into the appeal of "we", it makes the formulation of
statements, the transmission of worldviews, simpler. but i would like
to know who "we" are for any set of statements, whether that's noted
down somewhere else, or just available through observing conversation.
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