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Future of Free Software Camp

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 66

I think Free Software Camp was a good activity and we got some new community members through this. And some old community members started taking more active roles. So I'd like to do this again. But some of us left FSF India working group over differences with its board and don't want to collaborate with them any more.

I think the rest of the organizing team should decide if they want to continue the camp in its current form in association with FSF India.

So I'd like to propose forking the Free Software Camp idea under a different name without associating with FSF India. I'd also like this event to focus on diversity, something we discussed last time and thought of doing it for future editions.

I'd like to hear thoughts from members of current Free Software Camp organizing team and also from the rest of the community about it.

So this could be two events if someone want to continue Free Software Camp under same format and name. Else a separate event.

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Pirate Bady Wed 21 Apr 2021 6:41PM

i'm with forking as it can give us more flexibility. we can also discuss about hacking the structure to make it more effective.

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sahilister Wed 21 Apr 2021 7:28PM

Though I loved the name Free Software Camp (fscamp as well) but I believe a fork both in name and spirit is the way to go. Moving the (forked) camp fully under FSCI would be fine but naming it "FSCI camp" would be weird as such (maybe a play on the word Free Software or something like that?).

PP

Pirate Praveen Wed 21 Apr 2021 7:32PM

How about Software Freedom Camp (SFCamp)?

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Ravi Dwivedi Wed 28 Apr 2021 8:26PM

Seems good. Software Freedom Camp (SFCamp).

PP

Poll Created Wed 28 Apr 2021 6:39PM

Would you like to volunteer to organize Software Freedom Camp Diversity Edition? Closed Sat 8 May 2021 6:00PM

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen Sun 16 May 2021 11:38AM

Thanks to everyone volunteered, we have created matrix/xmpp bridged group with all the people who volunteered to take this forward.

This would be similar in spirit to Free Software Camp with a focus on increasing diversity like Outreachy.

Results

Results Option Voters
Yes 10 S A N M KVM PP PB RD NP H
Undecided 209 AP V K RD VT VKJ HM AM NE D AB A S B NF RV DU JKJ S N

10 of 219 people have participated (4%)

A

Akshay
Yes
Thu 29 Apr 2021 1:49PM

With the caveat that I'll speak up about the mistakes and problems with the larger "free software movement" if there's a situation where it comes up.

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harish Sat 1 May 2021 10:21AM

I would love to volunteering in a free software camp(diversity edition ). It was great experience for me .(excited about new activities and projects .)

RD

Ravi Dwivedi Thu 6 May 2021 1:45PM

@Nikhil How do we contact you?

PP

Pirate Praveen Sun 16 May 2021 11:24AM

We found Nikhil on matrix.

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Dhanesh Sun 16 May 2021 11:24AM

I missed this poll but I'd like to convey my desire to help out with the management efforts for the camp.

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