On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Ankur Sinha<sanjay.ankur(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This is because everyone that requests a media does not turn into a
local contact. The media is not following the "receiver becomes donor"
scheme that we want it to.
We never did visualize the "receiver becomes donor" way of paying it
forward. The idea was to de-lineate the LocalContacts from the "free"
FreeMedia aspect. Which in plain terms means that the LCs should be
able to project that they are charging for the media.
Local contacts are usually students who have a fixed pocket money.
can do the math :)
So, do I take it that the students will not want to set up a system
whereby they can charge for media and, keep a margin for themselves ?
That's a paradox really. I would have thought that given the volume of
demand and scarcity of supply, it should have been a reasonably nice
As Rangeen mentions in his reply, UGs are merely students. Again ,
equation. Another variable that messes this up is that Fedora isn't the
only distribution around. Since they are Linux UGs and not Fedora UGs,
getting people to distribute fedora dvds is difficult. They all support
their different distributions and fundamentally want the same thing we
do, for them. There's a hefty discussion as to which distro we are going
to use in the install fest. Its not always Fedora.
Let me rephrase the question (assuming that neither Rangeen nor you
did get the drift) - can UGs actually be ready to set up a system
whereby they charge for media when requested and, keep the margin in
the UG account ? For example, http://plug.org.in/software.php
this model difficult to replicate across other UGs and, especially
institute UGs ?
A query: Are all the local contacts members of the free media list,
rather, do they all check to see if there are requests that they can
service or is this done by somebody (who assigns such media requests to
I don't have the answer to that off-hand, but I can check around.
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