[Imc-drupal-dev] mobile voices CMS
Bruno De Bondt
bruno at indymedia.be
Sun Mar 16 14:04:40 PDT 2008
Concerning the Knight Foundation, we entered a proposal with
Indymedia.be (see https://hub.indymedia.be/node/12) for their
Newschallenge competition (2007). Our
idea was to create a Drupal-'distribution' for citizen media projects.
Even though our proposal didn't get selected, we're building it for our
new website (first step: renew our website; once that works well, create
the distribution/install profile).
Our Knight Foundation proposal seems to be pretty close to what Acquia
is doing with Carbon: http://acquia.com/projects/wiki/carbon. I spoke to
Dries about this at Drupalcon, and he was interested in collaborating
around this. What do you people think about this? I think it would be
interesting to see what they come up with, to learn from it/them, ...
That said, I like the Knight Foundation's current take on things, asking
the Drupal community for ideas to fund. This could certainly open some
doors to funding.
mark burdett wrote:
> Hi, having just gotten back from drupalcon in boston, where we enjoyed
> sermons by various keynote preachers from Knight Foundation, Google,
> MySQL/Sun, Acquia, etc., i wanted to point folks to this link:
> basically Knight Foundation has set up a group where the drupal
> community can discuss journalism-related projects that could use grant
> funding.. and Knight wants to fund whatever good ideas bubble up from
> the community, without too many restrictions on how big or small the
> projects are, or what kind of project, from FLOSS development to hosted
> the foundation seems to have assets that are growing faster than they
> can give money away...
> I personally have doubts that Knight would fund a genuine
> grassroots/radical/indymedia-type project and indymedia projects don't
> typically apply for funding, pay their developers etc. anyways. but i
> think we should float some (non-indymedia-branded) proposals and in any
> case make sure all this funded open-source development is put to good
> On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 10:51:56 -0800, agent humble wrote:
>> Greeting Sasha,
>> Fantastic. I've been following your progress since I first came across your
>> project via this list. I am working on a somewhat similar project utilizing
>> mobile to help give voice to artists and residents in Vancouver Downtown
>> Eastside (Canada's poorest neighbourhood). We are also using Drupal. You can
>> see our beta site (set to formally launch at the end of the month) at
>> http://fearlesscity.ca. I would really love to setup a time when we could
>> Skype conference or hangout on IRC and help each other out/trade notes/etc. I
>> will spend some time on your doc page early next week and perhaps we can
>> setup a time after that.
>> best regards,
>> Scott Nelson
>> (aka. agent humble)
>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:36:59 -0800
>>> From: Sasha Costanza-Chock <schock at riseup.net>
>>> Subject: [Imc-drupal-dev] mobile voices CMS
>>> To: imc-drupal-dev <imc-drupal-dev at lists.indymedia.org>
>>> hi drupal-imcistas,
>>> So the time has come to really move forward with the mobile voices
>>> project that I've talked w/some of you about.
>>> Here is the simple description:
>>> What: A group of people is gonna try to build a simple way for low-wage
>>> immigrant workers in Los Angeles to publish and receive material to and
>>> from the web using mobile phones. Then, we'll do trainings with
>>> different immigrant groups on how to use the system.
>>> I see it also as a chance to push mobile.indymedia forward, and pretty
>>> much create better documentation on how to set up a mobile IMC-like site
>>> using drupal.
>>> From what I can tell, we won't be developing any new functionality
>>> here. Just a good install, customization, and checking useability.
>>> Please see https://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/VozMob for more info,
>>> especially: https://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/VozMobCMS
>>> then write back to me and let me know if you're interested in working on
>>> this project!
>>> schock AT riseup.net
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