les r\xF4les respectifs de imc-commwork et de new-imc par rapport \xE0 la base de contacts
qui a, ou qui devrait, avoir un acc\xE8s superutilisateur \xE0 la base de contacts contact.indymedia.org, en th\xE9orie et en pratique ?
la centralisation vs la d\xE9centralisation
la the\xF3rie vs la pratique
different points/questions expressed so far include, with some tries at answers (this is a mix from different people's emails, so "I" means several different people):
Forgive my ignorance , but what is the group that maintains contact.indymedia.org? is it new-imc?? Or is it some other list?
local imcs each have their local contact person with a password for their imc
imc-commwork + some new-imc people have superuser passwords
Who should decide/how should it be decided which new-imc volunteers get a superuser password on the contact database? Should they become active in imc-commwork "independently" of their new-imc work?
If so, I think this proposal should go to that group.
Who should have superuser passwords on contact.indy? "I don't like giving superuser passwords away for contact.indymedia.org." I do think there should be separate passwords for all of the imcs and the people involved in these should do it themselves.
In other words, in some sense we "force" new imc's to be more autonomous and not become dependent on superusers. (The concentration of the responsibilities is not always a good idea. Perhaps I do not include/understand very well the responsibility for a superuser.)
counterargument: I'm just involved in the new-imc group and i often see a long delay between the acceptance of some imcs and their integration into the cities list
How strict do we do this in practice when a new group does not have this "technical" ability?
new-imc + imc-commwork practical work together: As for the proposed themes (of a new-imc irc meeting): i think many of your questions are to do with our contact database contact.indymedia.org, and it would make most sense to discuss it with people from imc-commwork. If we had more people working on the contact database software, and more new-imc people updating the database (e.g. we could consider all old applications older than 1 year, where we've heard nothing from them for 1 year, as being closed), then i think that might help partly with some of these problems. When/if i have time, i will volunteer some time.
I also have concerns if the current group (imc-commwork?)'s language is English, it may be more problematic than helpful to have some one with a minimal knowledge of it ... I know it sounds horribly racist but I am only thinking in practical terms - the same as it is not practical for some one who doesn't speak spanish to get involved in sindominio ... for instance.