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[Savannah-register-public] [task #8222] Submission of Digital Freedom fo

From: Tim Dobson
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #8222] Submission of Digital Freedom for Education and Youth - North West
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2008 19:27:09 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of Digital Freedom for Education and
Youth - North West
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: tdobson
            Submitted on: Sunday 01/06/08 at 19:27
         Should Start On: Sunday 01/06/08 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Wednesday 11/06/08 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *Digital Freedom for Education and Youth - North West*
* System Name:  *dfey-nw*
* Type: GUG
* License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


==== Description: ====
"A community for young freedom lovers, but only in North West England so

Recently an increasing number of teenagers and young people have been active
within the Free Software world, in the North West of England, however, it has
been noticed that, in general, people tend to pre-judge one based on age
rather than abilities, achievements or what one has to say.

For one teenager, this meant that they usually were extremely unwilling to
give the impression that they were younger than the average age on a mailing
list to avoid their posts getting ignored or laughed off.

Young people are especially valuable when it comes to free software and
GNU/Linux as they not only going to be free software advocates in the future,
but will help push free software in their educational establishments.

Whilst it would be desirable to draw young people directly into GLUG's and
FSUG's, this is somewhat difficult, simply because teenagers (usually) prefer
to be in the company of other teenagers and many feel somewhat uncomfortable
in environments where they are outnumbered by those who are much older than
them and have been through several educational establishments and had industry

DFEY hopes to work *with* Manchester Free Software, local GLUGs and similar
organisations to help encourage and promote young people's involvement with
the free software community creating a social space to make it more
comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs and FSUGs.

==== Other Comments: ====
We have an IRC channels (#dfey-nw & #dfey) however, this is not an ideal
method of communication when some people have limited connectivity and thus we
wondered if it would be possible to have a mailing list to improve our ability
to communicate.

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