Paul Spencer wrote:
I'd like to open a discussion on how OSGeo is (or is not) supporting
brand new projects.
While at the FOSS4G 2007 conference (awesome job Paul R. and gang), a
number of new people (new to the conference and/or to me) approached me
to demonstrate their particular projects
Tim Bowden wrote:
I believe the integration test bed didn't go quite as well as planned.
Any thoughts as to why, and what could be done next time to improve the
First, a bit of background.
Dave Patton wrote:
All OSGeo projects must contribute to the showcase, and keep
maintaining their portion of the showcase.
We try to avoid using the word must too often for projects!
The showcase would initially be built using some known set
of data. Preparation before FOSS4G might
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On 8-Oct-07, at 6:59 PM, Tim Bowden wrote:
In planning our bid for the '09 conf, the Aust-NZ chapter (in
is looking at how we can maximise the value of the conf to Govt
attendees. In talking to govt people here in Aust, and following
comments on this list in the past, it seems
Justin Deoliveira, of the Open Planning Project, was in charge
of the Integration Showcase, and he loaded the Canadian geodata
onto the Refractions server. During FOSS4G2007 I had a
discussion with Justin and
Has there ever been any discussion of forming a California chapter of
the OSGeo? I would think with all the geo guys in the Bay Area that this
would have been done already.
I would be interested in helping out with this, although I don't know if
I want to run and administer things on my own.
At FOSS4G I was chatting a bit with Tyler Mitchell about the possibility of
starting a California chapter, so that makes at least two of us. I think
there are several other folks here at UC Davis who would be interested as
well. I am quite open to what the goals of such a group would be, though
Thanks for the feedback Allan. Physical meetings can be tough with my
schedule, but David isn't too far from Stockton. :]
If we decide to get something going, I could put up a simple website and
mailing list. Still, I don't know if two people is enough to get things
While we are talking
In terms of initial web presence Tyler suggested setting up a California page
on the OSGeo wiki, to be linked from the local chapters page at
http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Local_Chapters. Also OSGeo hosts many of the
local chapter mailing lists -- see http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo.
It looks like FOSS4G has resulted in an increase in local interest, one of the
very real benefits to hosting this great conference. As a result, a group of
folks here in BC are looking at putting together a local chapter.
If you're in British Columbia and interested in getting involved (heck,
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