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Notes from Board Liason

Past projects that we still want completed:

  • Full page aggregator for all of our chapters, a la Planet Planet
  • Also, a Planet-style aggregator for everyone's personal blog who is involved with, see Planet Beagle for a good example.
  • And an aggregator for general free culture news, perhaps to live on
  • Enable enclosures on the main blog, start using it to podcast audio and video, with separate feeds for the audio and video categories.
  • Make the chapters page prettier / more up-to-date / functional
    • User: ibm5_25:
      • go through the database and add school websites to every chapter that didn't fill that field in
      • edit the chapter registration page so the "Web Site" field is right after "School Name" and renamed something like "School Website" so people know what information is desired.
  • Add a dynamic map of our chapters, produced from the database
    • User: ibm5_25:
      • could this have pop-ups like Google Maps with useful info?
  • Install multi-user Wordpress, so that we can create blogs on demand
  • Install multi-user Mediawiki, so that we can create wikis on demand
  • Update the front page to look a little more like this, although perhaps without the sidebar, and obviously prettier than this hand-drawn sketch. This will require much writing of content.

Notes from Administrator

  • Top Priority - the Face of Free Culture . org
    • What if someone from the NY/LA Times, Washington Post, Drudge Report, [insert favorite news source here] were to come to Free Culture . org? What would they think? Would they know where to begin?
    • use of bug-tracker from bugtracker for our web troubles - thoughts?
    1. not yet open source
    2. huge bug case numbers
    3. *nearly* Perfect for what we need
  • In the not-so-distant future...
    • Graphic overhaul
    • Continuity of entire fc.o (wiki excluded)
    • Color scheme
  • Who loves graphic design / knows of open-source graphic program? mac & pc!
    • User:ibm5_25: The GIMP would work well, assuming someone takes the time to become proficient with it
  • Updated Content
    • Here is where the rest of the FC.o group comes in-
    • We need new information about the fight for FC
    • Researches - Blog Watchers - Up-to-date information on things like HR 1201
    • Possible Goal: Prepare website so we can send out links to things such as Rocketboom

Web Team specific

  • tidy up the URIs on the Wiki (but make sure they're backwards-compatible so that any old links still work): what if it was simply ""?
  • GNU FDL vs. Creative Commons on Wiki text (what about FC.o site itself --- is there even any licensing info on there?)
  • Stable URIs throughout the website (to prevent broken links)
    • See this W3C page
    • also note what they say about extensions (.php, .xhtml, etc.)

Already Resolved

We are so productive, some questions that have been brought up have already been answered!

FC.o General

  • the national conference coming up soon (next month!)
    • when will this be blogged?
    • is the Announce Team still alive? Are they going to Announce this so people can make plans?
    • where and when will the webpage be created for this event?
    • discuss on IRC: how do you get your school to pay for you to come to the conference?
      • what if you don't have student group started yet officially?
      • who can give who rides?
  • where should newbies that are new to being serious FC advocates look for material on the subject (OK, I read Lessig's "Free Culture", now what?)?
  • in-depth "Howto Start Your Own Chapter" guide?