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Re: [ox-en] Indymedia -- the journal of the revolution?

Hi Chris and list!

Last month (33 days ago) Chris Croome wrote:
Since the start of the war on Iraq I've been spending most
of my spare time on the internet doing Indymedia stuff and
it's great because, unlike all other lefty groups and
organisations I have been involved with before it works
like a Free software project, for example see this email
from last April describing how the UK Indymedia was
migrating from one code base to another:

  If you want something done, read the manual (scattered
  across lists and twiki) and go ahead - sometimes this
  just involves "doing it", sometimes you'll need to make
  a proposal to the appropriate list.  Sometimes you might
  not be able to "do it yourself" - in that case you'll
  have to convince someone else to do it for you.

Unfortunately I don't know Indymedia very much but from what I've
heard - which is very in line with what you are saying - I agree with
you. Indymedia for sure is close to the top in the list of interesting
projects transferring ideas from the Free Software world to other
fields. It's good you put that topic to the idea list for the next

However, there seems to be some criticism from proprietary journalists
in the concept on Indymedia. Even from some which otherwise like ideas
of Free Software. Until now I was not able to learn what it is about
really but I would be interested in this criticism. Any ideas on this

						Mit Freien Grüßen



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