As I stated in my last post it has been a rediculously long time since I have written anything on my blog. This is particularly bothersome to me given the fact that there are many important issues that I feel I could contribute to. However, if I continue to wait until I have time to write up the whole shabang before I even start, I'll simply never do it. So I figured I should at least start by throwing together a list of things I would write about if I had the time. Who knows, perhaps you'll end up telling me what I should write about first.
A lot of what I'd like to write about relates to Koumbit.
- Why I am still passionate about the Koumbit project
- What Koumbit has accomplished in the last year and where we seem to be headed in the next
- What's working and what isn't about Koumbit. In particular, how is Koumbit is doing in terms of its founding principles? For example, what has/hasn't been accomplished with respect to:
- Collective and distributed management
- FLOSS advocacy and contributions
- ParEcon: Participatory Economics
- Equity, equality, solidarity and collectivism/collaboration in general
- The Koumbit's tools and what pieces of the puzzle are still missing
Anybody who knows me knows that the other project I am consistently passionate about is Drupal and I'd like to share my perspective with respect to:
- Where the Drupal has come from, where it is and where it seems to be heading
- Drupal community dynamics: the good, the bad and the... well... not tried yet
- Getting real about Drupal "coopetition"
- Drupal internationalisation: beyond i18n
- What's missing?: Real-world needs and how the Drupal community is/isn't addressing them
Of course, there's a lot of overlap between the two that is worth mentioning:
- Koumbit's Drupal debugging effort: why it didn't work out as planned and what would be needed for it to work better next time
- Montreal's First Drupal Meetup: what happened, what worked, what didn't and what my ideas are for the next one
- decisions.module: update and way forward
- Koumbit, Drupal and [insert name of big player here]
But Koumbit and Drupal aren't the only things worth talking about in the world. In fact, they are just cogs in the bigger picture of:
- Empowerment through collective innovation
- Bridging the devide between technologists and advocates
- "GNUvernment", which perhaps would, more accurately fall under the slogan of "This is what democracy *should* look like"
- Progressive movements in Québec
- How Indymedia needs to reinvent itself
- Integration of AlternC, Bryght's HostMaster software and self-managed ASPs
Anyway, that's all that comes to mind right now. Clearly, considering the length of this list and how little I have written on my blog recently, I have my work cut out for me ;-)
So perhaps I should start by asking, what would you like me to write about first?