[imc-baghdad] List Issues & Finance
BLavoie at afsc.org
Fri May 9 12:27:55 PDT 2003
Personally Christopher I'm glad your wrote this. We're all so excited about
this project it would be easy to get carried away and forget our roles- as
supporters. Perhaps we should incorporate that into the name of our list for
the sake of appearances and for new folks who may join on later. Clarity
never hurts :) Beth
From: christopher mitchell [mailto:chrismi at frontiernet.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 12:11 AM
To: imc-baghdad at lists.indymedia.org
Subject: [imc-baghdad] List Issues & Finance
I was thinking about a number of things regarding this list and its purpose
and how that relates to finances.
Couple of assumptions:
- the list is, if not entirely composed of, totally dominated by
non-Iraqis, and people not in Iraq
- Iraqis will not be able ready to form an actual IMC via the new-imc
process for several months
I think the decisions we are about to make should be made strictly on the
basis of how we as a group will provide support to the Iraqis and indy
journalists on the ground.
I think this is what people are thinking - but I wanted to see if we are
all on the same page - as it would be overstepping our bounds to do
anything else. Having written this - it seems so obvious as to have been a
waste of time to write.
But that got me thinking about this list - it seems that this list at this
point is not really about organizing an Iraqi IMC but rather in supporting
a group of Iraqis and Independent reporters on the ground in Iraq.
I wonder if anyone else needed this post but me...
List note: Jacquie is now an admin also. The reason I was the first admin
was that I put in the request for the list a few weeks before Jacquie did -
so there was some confusion.
On the website - I hope to set up a dadaIMC site tomorrow so we can see if
that will work ... it will likely not be the final resting spot of the
site, as I think Spike and the Bristol crew are better poised to host it,
but it will at least solve our problem of knowing how well dada works with
Arabic text and will allow us to start fixing those problems while Spike
works to install dada on his box ... if we go that route. At least that is
my impression of where we are at with the server issue.
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