On Oct 3, 2011, at 2:14 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan wrote:
9,12 lakh Laptops will be completely distributed by the end of the Academic year.
We are trying to establish a line of communication with ELCOT to discuss how we could have
Wikipedia Offline installed on these computers.
After all this nonsense, I ask a few questions to several groups of people:
This isn't nonsense! It's fantastic context!!! Many many thanks!
1> The chapter, the Foundation office, and board members. This includes Hisham Mundol,
Bishakha Dutta, Achal Prabhala, Shiju Alex, Nitika Tandon et al.
Are you willing to launch any school student oriented plan in South India, [not limited
I'm not asking for anything similar to the Campus Ambassadors program, but more of a
series of Seminars, workshops, academies, meetups, tutorials etc. We need your support for
such a mass scale program, as individually we cannot achieve anything.
Yes! Happy to discuss and see how best we can help out. Let me know when we can talk.
2> South Indian wikipedians, especially the
Bangalore, Chennai and Kerala communities.
Are you open to helping us out?
Especially Kerala, you are the most advanced in the Indic wiki sphere, will you please
help out your neighbour TN?
I'm willing to do as much as possible from my side[I'm not too good at arranging
meetups, when I say Wikipedia, people stare at me blankly, and I can't explain it to
them in Tamil, even though it is my mother tongue].
Please do consider this Golden opportunity.
There is plenty of potential out here.
The laptops run on Linux, which means, a big boost to Open Source software.
The primary target is school students, which means, more young editors [and oldies in
their late teens like me].
I couldn't think of how to say this, but somehow I just typed it and sent it.
Once again, Thank You for this!