Updates of the informal FSCI meetup at DebUtsav Kochi 2018 on 24th November
We didn't have much time, so we skipped introducing each other and started discussing stuff right away. Since this wasn't a preplanned meeting there wasn't any clear agenda. @balasankarchelamat started with a brief intro to FSCI & the services provided. 2 main topics that got discussed are:
- How to reach more people.
- How to sustain FSCI services with the help of more volunteers.
The 2nd question may seem redundant, but it's an immediate need while the 1st is long term. People do have a right to know that they have better choices rather than sticking to proprietary software that they're used to. It's of no doubt that we need to reach more people to help them make an informed decision rather than just telling them what are good & bad. One suggestion was to reach people who are already open & somewhat aware of the centralization & privacy issues rather than just approaching random audience. Another approach is to reach more schools & colleges since they have more time & energy than employed people who will have many other priorities (It's not like we should avoid general public or employed people, but about setting priorities).
This may reflect my biased opinions, so I request the others who joined the meeting to share their views here as well.