Created a new group for free software in education
Would you like to help me in convincing and giving technical help to educational institutes to switch to free software?
We can organize meetings with educational institutes and try to convince them in various ways. People from outside FSCI who share this goal with us can also join. As usual people will participate on voluntarily. I need some suppport and people who would like to take initiative as well. I cannot do it alone.
You can join the group using
Codema sub group (web based): https://codema.in/free-software-community-of-india-fsci-free-software-for-education/
Mailing list (email based): https://firstname.lastname@example.org/
XMPP (chat based): email@example.com and
Matrix (chat based): #fs-edu:poddery.com.
The group can be joined to IRC and Telegram if the need arises. XMPP is preferred due to reliability issues, but same group can be accessed via matrix via bifrost bridge (but sometimes the bridge misses some messages).
Active Campaigns: Open Letter to teachers of Kerala https://codema.in/d/u3EDIs4x/kerala-schools-choose-proprietary-google-suite-for-online-teaching
Poll Created Sun 8 Aug 2021 2:45PM
When should we have the first meeting of this group? Closed Thu 19 Aug 2021 3:00PM
I think we should have a group meeting to fix the aim of the group concretely. Also, we will discuss this group's workflow.You only need to agree that you want to promote free software in education to be in the meeting. We can also discuss https://codema.in/d/PeEx5bHZ/created-a-new-group-for-free-software-in-education .
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Poll Created Tue 31 Aug 2021 6:52PM
Should we create a mailing list for this group ? Closed Tue 7 Sep 2021 6:00PM
We can create both mailing list and codema sub group. Mailing list is already created.
Currently we have Matrix and XMPP groups (bridged), but the bridge is currently missing support for offline messages for xmpp users and federation delay to matrix.org causes those messages to not reach xmpp users. So a mailing list was suggested in the group as a solution.
I think a codema sub group can solve the immediate problem of unreliability and it gives additional options like more collaborative editing and proposals etc. as in many cases mailing lists remain silent as many people don't check mails regularly. codema allows fine grained email notifications (all posts, new threads or subsribed to specific threads or daily summary) and replying via email to new threads, though creating new threads should be done via the web interface.
Some people are more comfortable with web interface and some are more comfortable with email interface.
If we decide to create a mailing list, we have to decide if we should keep archives public or private.
|% of points
|Create only codema sub group
|Create both codema sub group and mailing list
|Create only mailing list
|I don't really care about either options
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Ravi Dwivedi Tue 31 Aug 2021 8:19PM
Mailing list can be used for important announcements and I would suggest a private mailing list so that we can have a private discussion. Also, someone using emails but not using any chatting app should not be forced to use a chatting app to be involved in the discussion. If someone does not want to try any chatting app, let it be.