[IMC-Tech] Knight Foundation Grant for Drupal IMC
sofiajt at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 29 10:11:05 PDT 2008
For disclosure purposes, please be informed that in the past couple of weeks, we created a loose coalition of Indymedia people to apply for a Knight Foundation grant (http://www.newschallenge.org/) to build an Indymedia Drupal prototype for ALL Indymedias (which will include, among other things, an Indymedia install profile)... The deadline is November 1st.
The idea developed originally from Belgium and Boston Imc and since then has snowballed to include many other IMCs.
The goals so far on how exactly to use the money or manage it, if we get it, are a bit up in the air. But there's a feeling of urgency that if we don't, this will take too long to get done, and Imcs continue to close down because of tech difficulties. Techs lack the time and the money should hopefully give them the space to allocate that time. One idea is to allocate $ to local Indymedias through the global fund, so they in turn could "hire" a tech to help them...
Most documentation can be found here:
And we're using this channel to communicate:
imc-drupal-dev at lists.indymedia.org
More information about the imc-tech