Archive:2005-07-03

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Conference call on 7 p.m. EST, 03 July 2005.

Agenda

Week In Review

  • Grokster
  • Gavin's out of town
  • Mailing list changes
  • Reminder to Wiki more!

Gavin's Farewell Homework

  • This is a good guideline on what he has left on the table, and what we have to do. Anything up yet?
  • Finish and post the Grokster FAQ
  • Finish and post an About page
  • Finish and post an FC.o FAQ
  • Make a decision on mission activities
  • Make a decision on organizational structure
  • Get started on making the by-laws
  • Work with some of the people who contacted us to improve the look of the Web site
  • Make some progress on the organizing manual and activist packet
  • Print T-shirts

Jobs

  • Wiki Page @ Jobs
  • Haven't defined all responsibilities yet
  • Still need more volunteers/need to assign more people
  • Check out the Wiki and edit accordingly
  • Important someone needs to pickup the Finance/paperwork responsibilities now that Gavin's away

T-Shirts

  • When do we need this out? When do we need to make a decision?
  • Who is on this right now?

DefCon

  • What's going on here?
  • Banner?

Mission Statement

  • Mission Statement Wiki Page @ Mission Statement
  • Check in your Comments/Proposals in the Wiki

Research into other Orgs

Minutes

Attendance

  • Matt L from England, UK,
  • Andy, Ian, Aaron, Kieran from Emerson, Boston, MA
  • Nelson, Elizabeth, Ben Li

Jobs

  • Matt available for webmaster!
  • Nelson will make necessary arrangements

T-Shirts

Mission & Org Structure tabled Defcon/Tshirt tabled

Emerson Group

  • Intro'd to Free Culture at a class in Emerson
  • Emerson is a media and communications school
  • Prof Eric gordon - taught class on Studies in Digital Media and Culture.
  • Currently working on a 'craiglist' for the school
  • Also trying to educate the community on the problems of copyright
    • Public knowledge has material, can try to get from there

UK Groups

  • Nelson will set up mailing list for the UK: discuss@uk.freeculture.org
  • Matt has a contact with a UK t-shirt printer
  • Nelson will give Tshirt contacts to Matt so he can print if he can print tshirts in UK if needed
  • Nelson will give UK contacts to Matt

Youth vs Students Organization debate

Should we be a Student or Youth Group?

  • UK - many youths not in college
  • Germany - more community oriented
  • We want to be inclusive
  • need to define student/youth
  • Qn: Why just youth? Why not FC movement?
  • Nelson's reply: FC.o started as a student group; we need a unique, independent voice

Literature

  • For defcon/ gavin @canada
  • Need to work on general flyer!

Tabled

  • Mission & Org Structure
  • Defcon / T-Shirts