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* Shared address book(s)
 
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==Questions==
 
==Questions==

Revision as of 06:11, 6 June 2005

Hi, I'm Gavin Baker, a history major c/o 2007 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. I founded a chapter of Free Culture at UF, called Florida Free Culture, in Spring 2005. Feel free to contact me at grbaker -@t- ufl .dot. edu or on AIM at gavin baker 42. I have a Web site at gavinbaker.com.

You can also join Florida Free Culture's mailing list by sending a message to LISTSERV@LISTS.UFL.EDU with subscribe FFC-L Your Name in the body of the email. It's a one-way announce list, and low traffic. There is also a Facebook group called "Florida Free Culture."

To-do

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User:Gavinbaker/to do

Ideas

  • Travel fund, so group leaders / the board can meet, and so students can travel to conferences, etc.
  • Speaker's bureau, to help coordinate bringing speakers / presenters to campuses
  • Help placing students in internships, work or volunteer opportunities
  • Scholarship to provide OSS-loaded PCs to students
  • Provide FC.o & other merch. to new campus groups (along with Activist Packet)
  • Action alerts
  • Style guide for blog, announce emails, etc.
  • Press section on Web site with readymade info
  • Info on Web site in other languages (French, Spanish)
  • Merch. / pamphlets for influential people outside the org
  • Business cards for directors
  • Better integration of wiki with Web site
  • Shared address book(s)
  • Revamp password system
  • Provide funding for grant-writing workshops for students
  • Provide small bounties / stipends / mini-grants for students to work on FC.o (e.g. Webmasters, blog writers)
  • Tiered decision-making structure

Questions

  • Is "FreeCulture.org" the best name for our organization?
  • Should we claim to be "international" when all our groups, and almost everyone involved, is in the U.S.? Should we try to be international -- or let those outside the U.S. start their own national group naturally?
  • Should our blog be for FC.o news only, or also for action alerts, or commentary? Should we be encouraging students to write commentary? Can we rely on a regular production of commentary? Would the commentary work better in its own blog (or its own RSS feed, but the same blog)?
  • We're about participation. We seem to have given up on being "radically decentralized"; how can we stay decentralized enough that creativity and innovation flourishes? How can we be "radically transparent" (but still professional) instead?
  • How can we recognize the contributions that people have made to us (volunteers, money, in-kind donations)? How can we track people so we know who did what?