[wsfii-discuss] WSFII.org website in pity full state!
fredpook at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 11:31:54 BST 2007
Ashish is right before we start to talk about all kinds of
political/organizational issues, WSFII should at least do what is in
its name 'Free Information Infrastructures". And our main
infrastructure (our website) is a mess and way behind. There are tons
of free tools out there to build a automated web portal but it seems
that WSFII.org can't even update a calender.
I have dedicated all my time the last 2 years to WSFII and i never
asked for any payment for that time, in fact it has cost me thousands
of euro's. This year I don't have the funds and income anymore, so I
have to dedicate my time and energy towards generating my own income
again. I don't see any income coming from the WSFII process so ...
Let somebody else please take care of WSFII and its website or
otherwise just close it. Closing the website will look stronger than
having a silly out of date amateur website.
On 6/3/07, Assoc of Public ICT Tools Access Prov <list at apiap.org> wrote:
> Maybe before that get a group of people take charge of the website
> http://wsfii.org/ .
> WSFII site can atleast:
> # aggregate the information & development in the CWN arena &
> # Get as many activist/ enthusiast blog on the site .
> Choosing your facilitators will be easy .
> On 6/3/07, Vickram Crishna <v1clist at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > --- Jeff Buderer <jeff at onevillagefoundation.org>
> > wrote:
> > > We need a structure in place within the wsfii
> > > network to manage or at
> > > least facilitate the process.
> > >
> > With all due respect to the way things have been done
> > in other circumstances, one facet of wsfii is
> > precisely the steering clear of 'organisation' that
> > has its own baggage.
> > If there is confusion, it is only because everyone is
> > not totally with it on the process. If the process is
> > not clear enough, then either we should automate a
> > 'rules' mail that goes out to the list once a month,
> > or we should express our doubts about the process.
> > I think that a working group for a particular 'event',
> > such as the gathering in Ghana, should take charge to
> > coordinate things. This should be as open a process as
> > possible, to avoid the kind of stuff that went wrong
> > in Dharamsala (for example, many travelers requesting
> > visas for India put down 'conference' as the reason
> > for travel, not knowing this raises a red flag with
> > our penpushers, who either delayed or refused some
> > requests. We should have had an advisory telling
> > people to select 'tourism' or something).
> > Vickram
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