IMC Oceania IRC meeting
- 2007 June 17th Aotearoa: 9pm (Sunday), Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne: 7pm (Sunday), Darwin/Adelaide: 6.30pm (Sunday), Perth/Manila: 5pm (Sunday), Nukualofa/Apia: 10pm (Sunday), Hawai'i: 11pm (Saturday)
Apologies: Strypey (IMC Aotearoa), kimk (Climate IMC), Takver (IMC Melbourne)
Participants: Ken(ny) (Wellington Indymedia collective, Aotearoa IMC
editorial collective), Torrance (anarchafairy) (Aotearoa IMC editorial
collective), Cameron (Sydney Indymedia and Coffs Coast Indymedia),
Uriohau (Kulin nations grassroots anti Colonial, Anti Capitalist),
Nigel (IMC Melbourne), Aketus (Axxs collective), naught101 (Climate
IMC, Sydney IMC), Shayne (IMC Perth), Smush (IMC Aotearoa)
* problem with burnout and other commitments, particularly techies,
leaves collectives in the region in a difficult position.
* Sydney, Coffs Coast and Arafura now on Drupal, Aotearoa is trying to
move (and Melbourne could maybe if it comes back). There was a
proposal to have a single IndyDrupal
'back-end' engine dunning on one
server (eg Axxs), which is capable of driving multiple 'front-end'
sites, one for each country or city capable of maintaining an
editorial collective. Each front-end site could have its own
appearance and conguration. (Strypey) Shayne (Perth) hates drupal
(with a passion).
* to form a more informal workgroup to look at the tech options and
report back to another meeting in a couple of weeks or something
=> can geeks join the oceania-tech list for tech discussion
* discuss the option of password sharing between IMCs where folks can
troll swat on other folks indys
* discussion around IMC in the pacific islands: people on the ground
know what their priorities are and what resources they need to do
independent media. We also need to make contact with Pacific Islanders
in settler nations (oz, nz & us).
=> join the imc-pasifika-setup list:
* meanwhile we report back to our collectives on some of the issues
socially we've talked about