CCNC Bounty Awards

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Hello Pankaj, Leigh, Uma and Vishal,

I published how I see the CCNC bounty awards being distributed. I thought it would be important to share the work among all those who expressed interest. I like how it is an international group with contribution coming from many places in the world.

I'd like to here from everyone about their thoughts in;

  1. how the bounties were awarded
  2. the idea of the bonus bounties
  3. there acceptance of the award
  4. if they believe the schedule will work
  5. How long it will take for their respective module treatments to be completed?

Once I receive confirmation of you participation I will formally request to Wayne about getting the required contract put together.

Thanks for all of your expressions of interest...

Prawstho (talk)04:10, 14 August 2008

Nice job Peter. I can see a well thought distribution. As on date, we are on the timeline and in the spirit we need to maintain this. I am also happy to have an important role in the project and would like to confirm my role as Reviewer for completeness. (Do I need to sign contract for this? (smile)).

It is an innovative thought of Bonus Bounties but we need to define further on this. First completion or first acceptable completion?
--Pankaj 09:09, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Pankaj (talk)09:09, 14 August 2008

Thanks Pankaj,

Good questions. I think I will have to bounce these with Wayne. I know it was Wayne's suggestion to have you in more of a leadership role for these MM components. So I will check with him about how big of smile <smile>...

I think for the bonus bounty it should be first acceptable completion as I don't think it is a good idea to have people/groups starting one bounty before they have finished thier current bounties.

-- Peter Rawsthorne 12:06, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Prawstho (talk)12:06, 17 August 2008

Hi Peter,

Thanks for considering and accepting my EOI. The distribution of bounties have been well thought out giving full coverage of the concepts. The idea of bonus bounty is great. This will act as an incentive to finish the work fast.

I accept the award and plan to finish the work as per schedule.

I need some clarification before I proceed to work:

1. Do we need to follow some standard format?
2. What are the acceptable file formats?
3. Any limitation on file size?


Ukanjilal (talk)21:19, 15 August 2008


Thanks for the quick response and acceptance. I look forward to us all meeting the schedule, I still need to get some confirmation from others.

You questions for clarification are very relevant. This is how I will answer them. 1, 2 & 3. Our formats should be open <smile> but also we should not limit ourselves because open multimedia formats are not as mature as the closed ones. In other words I don't think I can answer all your questions I believe we need to ask the WE community these questions in context of what we are doing...

I am currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I am trying to figure out why I can't see google groups (I'm getting DNS errors, I wonder if my ISP is filtering domain names???). Once I figure out my problem I will post a question regarding formats, size, etc.

I'll forward a request to Wayne regarding the bounty contract.

-- Peter Rawsthorne 12:16, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Prawstho (talk)12:16, 17 August 2008

Hi Peter, sorry to have fallen out of the loop - one is I have not recieved alerts that the discussion has progressed. two is that the project appears to have developed a certain complexity that takes a while to get my head around. How will the end result be made consistant for end users? I see that each of us are considering different approaches, some are even considering using Flash.. I'm just wondering about consistency in the end, not to mention using commercial software to author OERs. I'll be happy to take on the bounties that my name is with although most of them I am not that skilled at myself. Virus management? Database and mail merge? Web2 no worries... looks like I have to learn some stuff by teaching some stuff here, which might risk impacting a little the extent to which I can achieve my ideas expressed in treatment drafts...

Leighblackall (talk)21:28, 11 September 2008