[IMC-Process] SUMMARY: Belgium Discussion

geneX genex at indymedia.org
Thu Jun 9 08:34:47 PDT 2005


On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 20:21:37 -0400
GarconDuMonde <gdm at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:

> 
> 
> Summary of the Belgium debate : 7 April - 7 June 2005
> *****************************   *********************
> 
> 
> SUMMARY:
> ********
> The IMC-Germany proposal [3 and quote at the end of this mail] was
> supported by 8 IMCs and only blocked by the current
> belgium.indymedia.org collective. The conclusion consistent with
> previous similar examples is that the IMC Germany proposal should be passed.
> 
> 
> 
> NOTE:
> *****
> 1. This is based heavily on the Indymedia Documentation Project [1]
> summary of the debate, which in turn includes only summaries from
> collective liaisons. Reference is also made to other contributions to
> the discussion on imc-process; there was also a lot of discussion on
> imc-communication [2].
> 
> 2. This document has not been translated YET - but translations are
> requested, please, and this has been posted on
> http://translations.indymedia.org
> 
> 
> 
> BRIEF TIMELINE AND OVERALL SUMMARY:
> ***********************************
>    * 07 Apr 05: Proposal by IMC-Liege - request for the disaffiliation
> of Belgium from the Indymedia Network:
> http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-process/2005-April/0407-o5.html
> 
> The deadline was set at the 28 April 05 (3 weeks). 8 IMCs supported the
> proposal, 7 IMCs blocked the proposal, several IMCs made statements or
> offered alternative proposals.
> 
>    * 06 May 05: IMC Belgium offered a counter proposal. This was blocked
> by Germany, amongst others, who made a counter-proposal.
> 
>    * 20 May 05: Germany repeated their proposal, attaching a deadline of
> 7 June [3, and see quote at bottom of mail]. This suggestion was for:
> 
> 	1. http://belgium.indymedia.org becomes a static page linking to
>  	all Belgian IMCs equally.
> 
> 	2. the current belgium.indymedia.org collective rename
> 	themselves using either a locality or topic or similar. This new
> 	name is used for a new indymedia subdomain and treated equally
> 	to the other collectives.
> 
> 	3. the current belgium.indymedia.org collective stops presenting
> 	themselves as "Indymedia Belgium" as they do not represent all
> 	of belgium.
> 
> This was accepted by:
> 
>    * Houston IMC, who suggested the static page should include rss feeds
> - http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-process/2005-May/0511-bm.html
> 
>    * IMC Liege -
> http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-process/2005-May/0513-yp.html
> 
>    * IMC-Lille supports the idea of a syndication site -
> http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-process/2005-May/0516-un.html
> 
>    * IMC-Paris supports "the proliferation and diversity of imcs" and
> agrees that belgium.indymedia.org collective should change their name -
> http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-process/2005-May/0526-yy.html
> 
>    * IMC-Nantes -
> http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-communication/2005-May/0525-cz.html
> 

Sorry, but "imc-toulouse" isn't an indymedia center !!! no process, no validate.
Just a lobbying.... :(

>    * IMC-Toulouse -
> http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-process/2005-May/0526-37.html


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