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Sep 13, 2010 Meeting Agenda

   * Weekly dial-in meeting, Monday, 8 a.m. PST
   * Canada +1 416 848 3114 Ext. 92 Conference number 7600
   * US or Intl. +1 650 903 0800 Ext. 92 Conference number 7600
   * US Toll-Free +1 800 707 2533 Conference number 7600
   * Mozilla Drumbeat -> #drumbeat | IRC channel

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  • Call for agenda items



  • P2PU School of Webcraft (Pippa)
    • Registration for Fall Semester is now closed -- classes start Wed, Sep 15!
      • How many people registered? Can we get testimonials?
      • What have we learned so far?
      • Calls for help?


  • Local events update (Gunner)
  • Drumbeat Festival update (Nathan & Mark)
  • Open Video Conference—status update and request for help (Ben)
  • CrisisCamps Day of Learning (Sep 25) (Brian)

  • Other items?

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P2PU Webcraft

    • P2PU webcraft: 250+ applicants
    • learning: big gap between beginner and advanced courses
    •  more specific calls for courses and skill levels
    •  e.g., no one offered a wordpress course, for example
    •  need help with Drupal


  • locked up: proprietary black boxes
  • locked up in terms of individual isolation. no way to give feedback to the machines
  • users who perform similar queries can collaborate on the result
  • how does it fit w. web search: starting unlock keyword economy. open up web search.
  • large community of people working on open future. feels they are part of this movement.
  • understand drumbeat is like a ladder system. "strive or die."


  • presented to Sloan Foundation on funding. potential for major funding coming in.
  • Day of Learning: be a little more proactive. instead of waiting for disaster to happen, trying to get volunteers up to speed before crisis strikes.
  • get people up to speed: "crisis camp in a box" (aiming to launch by January)
  • Sep 25: in a participating city, in-person meet-ups