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Talk:FDC Proposal 2013

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Contributors & Facilitation

For strategic plan, it is good to call for volunteers (already done) and have proper facilitation (one EC member along with Executive manager) through IRCs and on wiki discussions to come up with a good strategic plan. The inputs can be captured on the main page and updates based on the discussions --Arjunaraoc 22:48, 10 September 2013 (IST)

General comments

Most of the suggestions are too ambitious and irrelevant to the manpower and skill set of the chapter and communities (example: Integrated and universal database). Instead of providing subsidies for telephone bills, it would be appropriate to support internet access bills and other infrastructure development.There are simply too many ideas flowing to comment on each. If the chapter can finalize few action items, I will try to give more inputs. I hope a realistic estimate, workable plan and target is set before the proposal is sent to WMF. --Ravi 13:55, 21 September 2013 (IST)

Integrated and Universal Database and repository of All Indian Knowledge-ware Feedback

DLI has done lot of work for all Indian languages, but the information is not accessible in User friendly and Unicode format. An initiative to leverage the work and release it through Wikisource would be much more valuable and could also provide lessons as a pilot.--Arjunaraoc 16:36, 21 September 2013 (IST)

Provision of free/subsidized telephone channels ..to Wikimedia volunteers--feedback

Chapter had structured organisation to engage wikipedians in the form of SIGs for cities and langugaes. These can be strengthened with additional support for movement activities on a reimbursement basis to start with and then extended later. Toll free conferencing being used by Executive Committee can also be extended on need basis to extended leadership.--Arjunaraoc 16:40, 21 September 2013 (IST)

Support free or subsidised calling for SIGs and volunteers dedicated to major tasks. - Rohini 16:57, 22 September 2013 (IST)

Proposal from Tamil Wikimedia community

Hi, we are finalizing a proposal from Tamil Wikimedia community here - https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/38qs . We should be able to post it here before end of the day. So, please consider this before closing this page for new proposals. Thanks.--Ravi 08:09, 23 September 2013 (IST)

Statutory Clearances

What is the status of FCRA status of Infosys, how exactly is this fund received, is it received by CIS? An amount of this magnitude will need a reflection of our previous spend/ failing which we will attract unnecessary scrutiny. This will mean we will need to have full-time support staff

Thanks for the feedback

We thank every one who contributed to these thoughts. The number of suggestions are quite high. The team tasked with the process of developing the FDC application found it difficult to fit them all within a limited budget cap. We indicated an amount of INR 10 Million in our letter of intent. We are held to that as a cap. A proposed budget is here.