Should we become a community partner for FOSS Hack 2020?
FOSS United Foundation is a registered non-profit founded in 2020, dedicated to the cause of building Free and Open Source (FOSS) projects and communities in India and elsewhere.
I believe their goals resonate with that of ours too. They explicitly mention free software in their goals. They have a commitment to Free Software.
FOSS Hack 2020 is an online hackathon organized by the FOSS United Foundation to promote the creation and use of FOSS in India. They would like us to be their community partner.
I think it is a great opportunity for us to engage with more people and communities outside our usual circles.
Here's the mail Vishal, their community person sent me.
Hi Team FSCI,
This is Vishal from FOSS United. I get to know about FSCI through Abraham.
Zerodha and ERPNext are setting up a non-profit foundation (FOSS United - fossunited.org/) to promote FOSS in India.
For now, we're organizing an online FOSS hackathon(fossunited.org/hackathon) on September 12th and are creating a 10L prize money pot for the winners. As of now, we have onboarded 10 sponsors including GitHub, DigitalOcean and Unacademy.
We are partnering with communities/organizations to promote FOSS in India. We would love to have FSCI as a partner who can help us to reach more FOSS enthusiasts and strengthen the FOSS ecosystem in India.
I am attaching the community partnership prospectus. PFA.
What do you think?
I'm also attaching the 'Community Partnership Prospectus' they attached with the mail.
To avoid any confusion, I am not part of FOSS United in any way. Vishal and I know each other from community meetups and I suggested him FSCI as a possible community partner because I felt this would be something our community would be interested in :).
Poll Created Sun 16 Aug 2020 2:58PM
Should we become a community partner for FOSS Hack 2020? Closed Wed 19 Aug 2020 3:00PM
Details are mentioned above. Please feel free to ask any doubts you may have below. I will try to answer the ones I can to the best of my ability and others I'll relay to the FOSS United Team.
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