[IMC-Tech] DNS Change needed
Garcon du Monde
gdm at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Jan 28 16:31:16 PST 2012
hi robbt - and others :)
thanks for asking the questions, i'm going to have a go at answering
them for you and any others who may like to help out.
On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:52:15AM -0500, Robbt wrote:
> It has never been clear to me how one would go about getting further
> involved in Indymedia global tech. Beyond being on the list, should
> one start hanging out at IRC ?
it depends. what are you interested in? indymedia requires lots of work
in many different areas. there are lots of different (if you like,
sub-)projects that constitute this project, and pretty much all of them
have their own individual lists and irc channels for daily ongoing
work... it is these that i think have become rather quiet of late. for
* irc: ircd at lists.indymedia.org
#ircd on irc.indymedia.org
* docs: imc-docs at lists.indymedia.org
#docs on irc.indymedia.org
* dns: dns at lists.indymedia.org
* lists: listwork at lists.indymedia.org
#listwork on irc.indymedia.org
* global website: www-tech at lists.indymedia.org
#features on irc.indymedia.org
* indymedia process: imc-process at lists.indymedia.org
* new collectives joining indymedia: new-imc at lists.indymedia.org
and so on. you're welcome to join any of those that interest you to help
if you want to find out more info, there's often stuff on the working
pages on https://docs.indymedia.org or you can browse through the list
of lists at http://lists.indymedia.org
> Is there any specific process that one should go through?
no, not really, just join in! i guess different working groups will have
different ways of helping new members to become involved.... for some
things, higher levels of trust are required, but it's really *not*
impossible to build these over the internet :-) many of us started out
knowing very little, and learnt a huge amount through our involvement in
imc, from help and mentoring by other activists around the world - who
often we had not met.
> I'd be happy to help out with the tech stuff or any other part of the
> network, but my time is somewhat limited. At the same time I think
> that Indymedia as a network is still valuable and should be restored.
i think we're all suffering from limited time! but do please join in
where you think you can help or would like to learn more - and pester
people a little, we respond to encouragement, and i think that most
people are happy to teach others... at least, i'd much rather be
teaching someone else how to do stuff, rather than having to do it all
on my own indefinitely....
> Is it required to post bilingually as well ? This is a great ideal
> but if it is a requirement it may act to stifle communication from
> people who aren't fluent in more than one language.
no, not at all, except in some very limited circumstances,
e.g. imc-process requires communications to be sent in two languages and
from a group liaison. but i don't know of any tech lists where this is
that said, indymedia is an international and multilingual
project... it's certainly courteous to try to involve people and to
break down hierarchies, if one is able.
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