[Mageia-discuss] Organization for local communites

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 22 11:34:49 CET 2011

2011/2/22  <Lucas.Betschart at crypto.ch>:
>        I'd like to ask if will be a section in mageia.org for local communities or will remain the same way as in forum.mandriva.com with redirections to the locale forums (except french that is     integrated in the official forum)
>        What will be the needs for a local community ?
>        The wiki will be in the mageia.org, the central page (blog) will be translated as now, so we will need only a forum and/or a blog (for announces,articles about local events/issues) ?
> I like this idea. Then not every community needs to have their own webspace / server. All donations for the full infrastructur would go directly to the mageia association, not to the local communities.
> Also it would be clear for new user where to find help in every language. And there will be one "official" community (having more then 1 board for the same project is waste of knowhow, time, money etc.)

In general I agree to your points. Centralizing but at the same time
preserving the room for all local communities to extend to their own
capabilities and taste.

But at the same time there may be already existing local communities
who would like to "do their own style" - no problem, they can still be
a part of the overall Mageia world.

As for donations, it is something different. We want local communities
to be active in their area, to organize and/or participate in local
events, start local actions, etc. This costs money (I know it, been
there). We have to give those community room for that. And btw: we can
not tell donators who they have to give their donations to :)


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