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* [http://manchestermule.com/ Manchester Mule]
 
* [http://manchestermule.com/ Manchester Mule]
 
* [http://indy.im Indy.im]
 
* [http://indy.im Indy.im]
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=Making connections brainstorm=
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* Hosting
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* List of radical-friendly hosting - what is radical-friendly hosting?
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* Sharing costs & good suppliers
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* Tachanka - how to promote?
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* Developing trusted (personal & tech) networks
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* Clear guidance on how trust systems work & how people can access services
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* Repeated cross linking - embed codes
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* Include propaganda in for e.g. welcome messages for new accounts
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* Sharing skills e.g. how to set up hosting
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* Combined media releases
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* Accessibility of entry point - e.g. welcoming web sites
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* Model letter to suggest people use radical resources
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* Simple aggregation of other project's content
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* Using each others resources - e.g. email list providers
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* How to keep up to date with each other - Jabber, indy.im, diaspora?
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=Tech Tools for Activists Booklet v 2.0=
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* Intro to old booklet
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* What publishing system to use?
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* Give bookie a try as a collaborative tool - can also be used for updating post-publication
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* Export to Scribus to print copy - try and replicate this with bookie
 +
* Get an ISBN number so book is visible to book sellers?
 +
* Use print on demand (POD) 44p / copy + £12ish P&P for 300
 +
* Keep similar format - explain the why & what, but not the how.
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* Hows can be linked
 +
* Could made a larger book that includes the how
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* *Agreed* Ben G to be project slave driver whip-cracker type of thing
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* Other roles ...
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** Content providers
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** Proof-reading - Beth, Becki (?)
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** Design
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*** Art work - illustration
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*** Cover design
 +
*** Pics
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*** Layout, fonts, etc.
 +
** Copy writing
 +
** Promotion
 +
** Distribution ( could be somewhat improved from v1 or words to that effect)
 +
** Finance
 +
* Licence? Not decided
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* *Content*
 +
* Do we need a new focus - 1st edition was very security focused
 +
* Is the title the best one?
 +
* Better intro - what the booklet's about, what you'll get from it.
 +
* Revisit intro to each chapter & make very very very simple.
 +
* Use real case studies
 +
* New / revised content
 +
** Status net / indy.im
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** Anon blogging
 +
** Internet radio / catalyst
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** unspeak.im
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** Secure hosting
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** SSH
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** VPN
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* Editorial process? Let list know before completely overhauling somebody else's content
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* Time scale: content writing will be over by Christmas
  
 
=intro session - 30mins=
 
=intro session - 30mins=

Revision as of 14:51, 17 September 2011

Groups

People here are involved in the following projects:

Making connections brainstorm

  • Hosting
  • List of radical-friendly hosting - what is radical-friendly hosting?
  • Sharing costs & good suppliers
  • Tachanka - how to promote?
  • Developing trusted (personal & tech) networks
  • Clear guidance on how trust systems work & how people can access services
  • Repeated cross linking - embed codes
  • Include propaganda in for e.g. welcome messages for new accounts
  • Sharing skills e.g. how to set up hosting
  • Combined media releases
  • Accessibility of entry point - e.g. welcoming web sites
  • Model letter to suggest people use radical resources
  • Simple aggregation of other project's content
  • Using each others resources - e.g. email list providers
  • How to keep up to date with each other - Jabber, indy.im, diaspora?

Tech Tools for Activists Booklet v 2.0

  • Intro to old booklet
  • What publishing system to use?
  • Give bookie a try as a collaborative tool - can also be used for updating post-publication
  • Export to Scribus to print copy - try and replicate this with bookie
  • Get an ISBN number so book is visible to book sellers?
  • Use print on demand (POD) 44p / copy + £12ish P&P for 300
  • Keep similar format - explain the why & what, but not the how.
  • Hows can be linked
  • Could made a larger book that includes the how
  • *Agreed* Ben G to be project slave driver whip-cracker type of thing
  • Other roles ...
    • Content providers
    • Proof-reading - Beth, Becki (?)
    • Design
      • Art work - illustration
      • Cover design
      • Pics
      • Layout, fonts, etc.
    • Copy writing
    • Promotion
    • Distribution ( could be somewhat improved from v1 or words to that effect)
    • Finance
  • Licence? Not decided
  • *Content*
  • Do we need a new focus - 1st edition was very security focused
  • Is the title the best one?
  • Better intro - what the booklet's about, what you'll get from it.
  • Revisit intro to each chapter & make very very very simple.
  • Use real case studies
  • New / revised content
    • Status net / indy.im
    • Anon blogging
    • Internet radio / catalyst
    • unspeak.im
    • Secure hosting
    • SSH
    • VPN
  • Editorial process? Let list know before completely overhauling somebody else's content
  • Time scale: content writing will be over by Christmas

intro session - 30mins

  • WTF are we to?
  • How our projects interact

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Hacktionlab on the road - 120mins

  • lab - some content is offered from Mute
  • hacktionlab - on the road tour, how to organise this - a look at
  • funding - is the under the hacktionlab remit? - some things we might need paying for
  • festivals - do we do festivals?
  • social centres - do we do social centres/unis/colleges
  • courseware -lesson plans/online activities/too ambitious?/open
  • licence - how can we work on workshop materials together?

Tech Tools for Activists Booklet v 2.0- 60mins

  • new version of Tech_tools_for_activists?
  • booki.cc - get tech tools from source to publishable document HOW?
  • editor - tech tools needs an editor
  • epublishing - how can you make ebooks - structured books - progressive
  • publishing system (PPS)

BeTheMedia front page - 90mins

  • session to sort this out this content, looking at how BTM works with other groups
  • Make a working process for the tech group - Drupal

catalyst website - 90mins

  • streaming server trouble needs sorting, airtime
  • skills to share, create a wishlist, look at the airtime GUI to suggest features/bugs
  • Strategy for world domination
  • media players - look at online media players and how to use them

outreach/publicity session - 6omins

  • Ideas
  • new hacktionlab website - wiki is a bit inaccessable currently - new front end WP or Drupal

Closing plenary - 45mins

  • defining ourselves - where next?