We have collected notes from the meetup here https://pad.disroot.org/p/ICFOSS_Community_Meetup_demands
Director initially asked us why there was not much upstream contributions from Kerala, but after everyone shared their contributions (from gnome, Debian, OpenStreetmap, Wikipedia to KSEB free software migration there were significant contributions), he withdrew the question.
After the discussions are over he told us he agrees with 90% of the demands from the community. He promised to share the minutes and points he agreed on the telegram/matrix group of ICFOSS. Its three weeks already and there is no minutes available. We have written to Director reminding him the same.
Even the last director had promised some things but nothing happened on the ground. We are giving the new director benefit of doubt and going to respond to his requests. Let's hope for the best.
Just adding a screenshot for the record. At least, this time the promises are on a public channel and written so will be harder to ignore like last time. But still we are prepared for an experience like last time, though our response will be different from last time. #icfoss #kerala #FreeSoftware
It seems he is now active in our loomio group, which gives us some hope. At least we now know, he has seen our reply. With previous director, we had to take so much effort to even know if the director had seen our letter.
Basically only Kerala has a govt funded institution like #ICFOSS to promote Free Software. But its operation is far from ideal, we are just trying to make it accountable. There is a lot of money being spent but not much results because it ended up as just another self serving institution. There is some news about corruption there so the institution is reaching out.
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