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Agenda for the Wed, 26 Jan 2005 Core team call by Gavin.


  • Graphic formats
    • "The formats we should use are The GIMP (xcf), Photoshop (psd), and one of the following: GIF/PNG/TIFF/Targa (tga)"
      • Can Photoshop open GIMP files? If so, there's no need for Photoshop files.
        • PS 7 on OS X wouldn't recognize a .xcf file I made with Gimp 2.2 Nicholasbs 00:18, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)
      • If not, we should use GIMP, Photoshop, PNG, and PDF.
  • Has anyone contacted Giant Robot Printing?
  • Andy will clean up, generalize, and convert the currently graphical fliers. Is this done?

Internal Communications

  • Report
    1. Repository of contact information
      • So far, I have compiled a list of emails of the chapter leaders from name and contacts on the website.
      • Currently drafting an email to ask for updates. Emailed Des at emory on what she has so far.
  • Questions/Comments
    1. Who exactly is in the Core right now? I'll compile a list of people and contacts for this. I'll start with BaseCamp.
    2. Whats the relation between the Core mailing list and the actual Core?
    3. What happened to the actual campus groups mailing list? I was thinking of getting the chapter leaders to suscribe to it. Would this be redundant? Or should they just suscribe to the Core List. I'm currently trying to diff some of these email contact and suscriber lists and see what I can find.
  • Andy & Ben, internal comm. -- can you start emailing the appropriate list when minutes have been added to the wiki, emailing meeting reminders, IMing people before meetings?


  • Have you watched Colin's stuff? How do you feel about it?
  • Has anyone contacted Railer?
    • Colin is contacting them, I believe -- Nelson 00:09, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)
  • What do we think of putting together a DVD?
  • Who does video editing? What software do you use? Is there free software available?
    • All Macs should have iMovie on them, I have iMovie on my Powerbook. I also have access to real video editing workstations at Swarthmore. -- Nelson 00:09, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)
  • Do you have access to a digital video camera?
    • I have access to a digital video camera, most schools should have a place you can borrow one from. -- Nelson 00:09, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)


  • What's not done with the strategy paper?
  • What's not done with the policy paper?
    • Needs mission statement
    • Needs policy goals reviewed, fleshed out
    • We should have PK or someone look it over
  • What's not done with the activist packet?
  • What's not done with the manifesto?
    • I still like our current manifesto better than the proposed changes. So I would say that what's not done is that we haven't improved the manifesto. I believe that putting too much time into attempting to improve an already-written document when we have many completely unwritten documents is a mistake, we can come back to the manifesto later. -- Nelson 00:15, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)


  • Where do things stand? What should we do? What can we do? When should we do it?
    • Address more international issues
    • Better delineate between U.S. and world issues
    • Make Web site more accessible

Open Access

Time to start talking about this

  • I believe that the first obvious step is to get our colleges to sign up with The Alliance for Taxpayer Access, "A diverse and growing alliance of organizations representing taxpayers, patients, physicians, researchers, and institutions that support open public access to taxpayer-funded research." Our first action should be to set up meetings with our librarians, since pretty much every librarian loves open access, and we can help them promote open access, or get them to help with our projects. -- Nelson 00:18, 26 Jan 2005 (EST)


  • Contact of Railer & Giant Robot --> external comm