On 12-01-25 01:25 AM, Jerald Vanderraad wrote:
> We do not have any LibrePlanet organization here in Vancouver, but I'm
> sure there are enough people in the woodwork to form a small group. I'm
> lurking in #lp-ca-bc, just in case.
> I think the concept of local LibrePlanet groups across the country
> working in concert for our needs in Canada is a really good foundation
> to start with. It looks like there are folks on the list here who are
> politically connected to some degree, so that could help tie the
> Canadian LibrePlanet groups together when we wish to work on any
> initiatives at a federal level.
> So, I think we could:
> (in FSF style)
> 0. Network locally and gather the troops
> 1. Figure out a raison d'etre nationally. Would our efforts be
> 2. Engage politically.
> 3a. Incorporate a non-profit
> 3b. Register as a charity
> As has been said, it may be hard to get people fired up for free
> software to the point where we will be receiving a lot of monetary
> contributions. We could see donations from the corporate community, but
> that would pretty much necessitate charitable status. The charity
> designation does bring a lot more complexity to this proposal, OTOH it
> would be hard to operate and do outreach effectively without it. We'll
> have to weigh that up, and it should become clearer in time.
> my 0.02
> I hope to be in Boston on March 24/25, and I agree with you Fabian, that
> would be a good time to get things in gear.
Some more resources for people in this list interested in IRC:
*http://freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml ? IRC Channel Guidelines ?
useful info on how to run a good channel on freenode.
*http://freenode.net/catalysts.shtml ? about Catalysts ? an incredibly
important concept that makes freenode the great network that it is.
Please try to be a catalyst whenever you?re on the network, but most
importantly when you?re running your own channel.