[Imc-worcester] Fw: Knight Foundation Grant for Drupal IMC
sofiajt at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 24 12:07:46 PDT 2008
Fyi.... If you guys aren't already on the Drupal list...
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From: Sofia JarrinT <sofiajt at yahoo.com>
To: imc-drupal-dev at lists.indymedia.org
Cc: Benjamin Melancon <ben at agaricdesign.com>; chyn at ojctech.com
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:33:26 PM
Subject: Knight Foundation Grant for Drupal IMC
In the past couple of days, we've 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 I guess will include 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 UK Imc, Indybay, and possibly, Urbana Champaign and Bolivia Imc. Please let us know who else we need to invite...
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. We originally thought that we could pay IMC Drupal developers so that they could spare the time to make this possible. Why get paid now? I guess it'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.
Another idea is to allocate $ to local Indymedias through the global fund, so they in turn could "hire" an Imc Drupal tech to help them implement the site...
I've just uploaded our First Draft to the Drupal wikki here... And will be uploading suggested changes very very soon:
We also need to work on a proposed Budget and Timeline.
Worries, concerns, uncomfortable ikkyness, excitement, ideas?
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