[Imc-communication] applying for grants
indymedia at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 06:05:31 PST 2008
On 03.11.2008, at 00:27, Anna wrote:
> For this specific debate I'd like to understand better what we are
> discussing about: is someone able to give some general information
> who is applying for what in the name of what or whom? Where and in
> way exactly?
a) the cms groups still exists. they just met in rio for the techmeet
to speak about the current state and developments.
b) some imc's using drupal and the drupal-dev list had the idea to
make a grant to get money for drupal development. The money would be
used to pay developer(s) to make it easy to create a "indymedia like"
drupal installtion (!?!?!?) i also don't really got the specific todo
c) imc-cms did not asked for a grant or anything
d) i think imc-cms is neither against or for drupal. We know it is
easy to use and a "better" solution for a *small* IMC. Better then
dada or sf-active. However, imc-cms is working on a solution that
provides decentralisation to fight against the repression. Drupal can
not provide this decentralisation. Also, drupal is a very bad choice
for IMCs like brasil or germany where you get allot of traffic. "It
does not scale" as a tech would say. Again, drupal works for small
IMCs, but it would be a very bad choice to say that drupal is the
solution for every IMC. It is not, and it will never be, even with a
grant and a full time developer working on it. So far for technical
reasons that would speak against the grant.
e) however, some people from the imc-cms group are totally against
using money from a NGO.
greetz to berlin
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