[affs-project] ideas etc

Kirsten Naylor wildduck at wildduck.org.uk
Tue Sep 7 16:20:25 BST 2004

On Tue, 2023-09-07 at 11:48, MJ Ray wrote:
> I don't know and couldn't see it on their site. I have sent a short 
> message. Would the OpenCD be appropriate, with the OSI logo emblazoned 
> on everything?

I think cds of free software is an excellent idea.  Could have some for
both win and lin.
> Researching new trends: this could be planned and structured data 
> collection if we have some ideas about the trends that we are 
> interested in; or it could be data gathering on some general topic in 
> the hope that we can identify some emerging trend and verify it later.

Such as the number of people using mozilla or firefox versus the number
of people using proprietary browsers?  OK, not a *new* trend, but still
an interesting trend.  And it makes a pretty graph to put on an
information sheet.
> Trying to find deals: look for other people who are at the fair and 
> can give us things we want, maybe in exchange for something we have.

What do we want? (apart from ideas, volunteers and money/members) 
What do we have?
> I don't think we have enough resources for "all of the above" (but I'd 
> be happy to find that I'm wrong: for example, if we have over 30 
> person-days of time on offer, that should cover it), so we need to 
> prioritise them. If we can't do that on-list, AFFS should hold a real 
> or virtual meeting of interested people.

I can't think of a worse waste of time than a real meeting, especially
if we're short on volunteer time.  Some irc-based discussion would be
useful, more so than list-based.  If indeed it is needed at all.  It
seems that most of the time people just get on and pull it all together
in time without the need for bureaucracy.
Kirsten Naylor
"May owls nest in the cracks of your walls"
 - Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet VII

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