[fosscomm] FOSSCOMM structure - short term and long term

Venkatesh Hariharan venkyh at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 00:34:27 PDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Anivar
Aravind<anivar.aravind at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Suggest a simpler mechanism. For a specific issue, can create working
>> groups. This was roughly the consensus in Bangalore and Delhi (correct
>> me if I am wrong). Each working group can decide on their temporary
>> point person(s) and an office. Enough organistions are there who will
>> allow hosting facilities. Eg., IT for Change for Education, CIS for
>> legal issues, etc. Who runs temporarily for each working group the
>> temporary office would be decided by the group itself. They can even
>> have their own mailing lists :). That way no central office is
>> required right now. I think any centre at this point is premature and
>> lead to flaming wars!.
> Democracy can be a bit exasperating but rewarding. so you need not be
> cynical about the discussion on choosing a representative . I already
> wrote my suggestion of steps that we need to work on before reaching
> working group level
> Anivar Aravind
> Moving Republic

Dear Anivar,

Can you kindly keep the tone of your contributions constructive? As
Guru pointed out, as we seek to expand to bring in more civil society
organizations, our tone will have to be more "civil."


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