[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: [Season of Docs - Announcements] The 2021 Season of Docs application for organizations is open!

2021-02-17 Thread Cameron Shorter
Hi OSGeo folks,
Is anyone in OSGeo interested in applying for a Google Season of Docs grant?
OSGeo did get sponsored in 2019, but didn't apply in 2020.
If someone wants to pursue it you might want to look back through our
previous ideas list:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Season_of_Docs_Ideas_2019
I'm happy to chat with anyone who might be interested in acting as a mentor
for this program. (I won't be involved in an OSGeo bid this year, but I can
share what I learned from doing it before.)

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Subject: [Season of Docs - Announcements] The 2021 Season of Docs
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We’re delighted to announce Season of Docs
<http://developers.google.com/season-of-docs> 2021!

In 2021 the Season of Docs program will continue to support better
documentation in open source and provide opportunities for skilled
technical writers to gain open source experience. In addition, building on
what we’ve learned from the successful 2019 and 2021 projects, we’re
expanding our focus to include learning about effective metrics for
evaluating open source documentation.
What are the 2021 program changes?

Season of Docs 2021 will allow open source organizations to apply for a
grant, based on their documentation needs. If selected, open source
organizations will use their grant to hire a technical writer directly to
complete their documentation project. Organizations will have up to six
months to complete their documentation project. Keep reading for more
information about the organization application or visit the Season of Docs
site <http://developers.google.com/season-of-docs>.

Technical writers interested in working with accepted open source
organizations will be able to share their contact information via the Season
of Docs GitHub repository <https://github.com/google/season-of-docs>, or
submit proposals directly to the organizations, and will not need to submit
a formal application through Season of Docs.

Participating organizations will help broaden our understanding of
effective documentation practices and metrics in open source by submitting
a final case study upon completion of the program. The project case study
will outline the problem the documentation project was intended to solve,
what metrics were used to judge the effectiveness of the documentation, and
what the organization learned for the future. All the project case studies
will be published on the Season of Docs site at the end of the program.
Organization Applications

Organization applications are now open! The deadline to apply is March 26,
2021 at 18:00 UTC.

To apply, first read the guidelines for creating an organization application
<https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/organization-application-hints>
on the Season of Docs website.

Take a look at the examples of project ideas
<https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/project-ideas>, then
create a project proposal based on your open source project’s actual
documentation needs. Your goal is to attract technical writers to your
organization, making them feel comfortable about approaching the
organization and excited about what they can achieve.

Organizations can submit their applications here: http://goo.gle/3qVxArQ
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3oGOB6vdfUIb8tjrByYBfESlK6VYK9slwNejJABuSWMK42g/viewform>.
Organization applications close on March 26 at 18:00 UTC.

Technical writers interested in participating in the 2021 Season of Docs
should read our guide for technical writers
<https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/tech-writer-guide> on
the Season of Docs website.

Please do tweet and blog about Season of Docs if you’d like to share the
news. We want as many people to know about it as possible. We’ve provided
logos that you can download and some example content on the press page
<https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/press>.

If you have any questions about the program, please email us at
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We’re looking forward to another productive year of the Season of Docs
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Want to mentor a paid intern for an open source project tackling climate change?

2021-01-27 Thread Cameron Shorter
Some projects here might be interested in mentoring paid interns for open
source projects which are helping:
* climate change
* infectious diseases
* mental health issues
If interested, details are here:
https://www.outreachy.org/blog/2021-01-15/may-2021-community-cfp-open/


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] us election data

2020-11-25 Thread Cameron Shorter
Karsten,
I suggest that if you do collect a national rollup of the data and make it
open, it would be a very widely used dataset.
And if doing so, I suggest documenting how you go about it, including links
to sources and any post processing scripts you use for:
1. Others to follow you
2. Quote your sources
3. Receive feedback and corrections
This might even be worthy of an open source project in itself.

On Tue, 24 Nov 2020 at 14:29, Dan Little  wrote:

> There isn't a real "national rollup" of this data that will be readily
> available. You will need to go to each state's Secretary of State
> website and get that date. Quality and formats will vary. Minnesota's
> is quite good:
>  -
> https://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/Select/MediaFiles/Index?ersElectionId=136
>
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 5:08 PM karsten  wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > would anyone have knowledge a source they can share to openly available
> geodata related to the recent US election ?
> > I have already US Census administrative boundaries (such as census
> tracts, bloc group , blocs or counties)  and voting precinct geometries
> > now I am looking for information such as voter turnout and elections
> results (% or number of votes for each party)  for the geometries above
> > Any leads or hints ?
> >
> > Thanks so much
> > Karsten
> >
> > Karsten Vennemann
> >
> > Terra GIS LTD
> > www.terragis.net
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Peer bonus awards for Jo Cook and Jared Morgan

2020-09-17 Thread Cameron Shorter
Jo Cook and Jared Morgan have been presented with awards for Google's Open
Source Peer Bonus Program
<https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>.
The award is a recognition and thank you to people who go above and beyond
in their contributions to open source. It also includes a token financial
contribution - enough to take the family out for dinner at a nice
restaurant.

Well done Jo and Jared, you really deserve it:

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Jo is an enabler of open source communities. She commits large chunks of
her volunteer time to working on the hard problems that others don't
tackle. She is someone you can rely upon when needed, and she steps back
when her skill-sets are more valuable elsewhere.

A few highlights of her volunteer activities over the last couple of
decades include:

   - Help set up The Good Docs Project
   <https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>,
   doing much of the grunt work in setting up open source processes.
   - Mentoring a Season of Docs
   <https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>
tech
   writer and other community contributors for the GeoNetwork
   <https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>
project.
   - Presenting at numerous conferences on topics of open source,
   documentation, and geospatial.
   - Playing lead roles in setting up conferences for the Open Source
   Geospatial foundation
   <https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>
   .
   - Building the Portable GIS
   <https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>
distribution
   of Open Source Geospatial software.
   - Serving on the board of the international Open Source Geospatial
   foundation (OSGeo).
   - and more ...

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Project
<https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>.
As an experienced technical writer, he has contributed to many of our
initial set of writing templates and then helped absorb feedback from our
community. He is well respected and well connected within the technical
writing community, helping to inspire other thought leading technical
writers to come and join us.

This year, 2020, he has signed up as a Season of Docs
<https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>
mentor
for The Good Docs Project.

In a related activity, he has also helped spread knowledge within the
technical writing community, by co-hosting the Write the Docs podcast
<https://www.blogger.com/u/1/blog/post/edit/24623504/7918417621703667863#>.

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[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoLexicon (OSGeo Glossary) pilot kicking off

2020-08-16 Thread Cameron Shorter
Hi OSGeo folks,
A bunch of communities are coming together to address cross-domain
management of glossaries in a pilot running August - December 2020. In
particular, we will be building an OSGeo Glossary, as well as custom
glossaries for any OSGeo project that wants one and is prepared to help
select and define your term list.

Project manifesto is at:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fjrl34ErnYammel9WmvXJ3rMWFANjoSiiGyyNSYOXUg/
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fjrl34ErnYammel9WmvXJ3rMWFANjoSiiGyyNSYOXUg/edit#>

I'd like to introduce you to Ankita, Alyssa, and Naini who are tech writers
who've volunteered to define and document our processes and glossaries.
You'll likely be hearing from them over the next month or two.

Primary communication will be on this email list:
https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/lexicon
(Check your spam for your confirmation email when subscribing - gmail seems
to have picked out "lexicon" as a problem word.) We will likely set up a
slack channel as well.

If you'd like to join our kickoff meeting, please vote for your preferred
timeslot at:
https://doodle.com/poll/6uwxyngtse4rzxsk (Week of 23-29 August). (We might
need two timeslots)

Communities involved:
* Tech writing
* Data modelling
* OSGeo
* OGC
* ISO

Hope you'll join us,

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Time for me to move on from OSGeo

2020-06-18 Thread Cameron Shorter
Hi all,
I've decided that I need to significantly step back from my involvement in
OSGeo activities.
I've picked up my involvement in tech writing in open source, focused
around https://thegooddocsproject.dev and I need to drop some things.
I've also moved my career toward tech writing.

As such, I offer my retirement notice to all of the OSGeo committees that
I've been involved in. (Feel free to move me into the retired section of
committees.)
I will hover around the edges of OSGeoLive, and OSGeoLexicon, and will be
available if people reach out to me directly.
But I've been here for over a decade. It is time for me to try something
new, and create space for others.

Good luck to everyone. OSGeo has done some great things and I'm sure will
do much more.

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Season of Docs wrappup for 2019 and kickoff for 2020

2020-04-08 Thread Cameron Shorter
We have learned a lot from our involvement in Google's Season of Docs,
which I have written up and has been published here:
https://opensource.com/article/20/4/documentation
It is worth noting that Season of Docs [1] will be running again in 2020.
Based on OSGeo's performance in 2019, we are well placed to apply again to
get a tech writer.
I am not going to act as an OSGeo mentor this year (I will be focusing my
energies on TheGoodDocsProject [2]). So hopefully someone else will step
up. Wiki of ideas from last year at [3].

[1] https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs
[2] https://thegooddocsproject.dev/
[3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Season_Of_Docs_2019
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Invitation to join the OSGeo Lexicon committee

2019-11-15 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi OSGeo folks,

We are setting up an OSGeo Lexicon Committee with a goal of bringing 
consistency and best practices to definitions of spatial terms used by 
Open Source Geospatial projects, and coordinating with OGC and ISO 
communities.


If you have an interest in glossary terms which your project would like 
to see included, or how we manage these terms, then please get involved. 
We will be looking to set up a Project Steering Committee.


I'm expecting there will be an initial burst of activity over the next 3 
to 6 months in setting things up. Then I expect things to settle down, 
with a periodic review cycle (I'm guessing annually).


You can join our email list here: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/lexicon


Wiki details: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Lexicon_Committee

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Introduction

2019-10-18 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Pierre,

Welcome to the OSGeo community. It sounds like you have grit and 
tenacity if you have been sticking with a project for 11 years. They are 
valuable qualities in an open source developer.


I'll give you some tough advice which you possibly were not looking for. 
(You'd really want to get some co-contributors, right?)


Most Open Source projects fail. 
http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com/2018/11/comprehensive-research-into-open-source.html


One of the key criteria for long term success is to attract community. I 
feel it is much better to start with a community and then build 
software, rather than start with software and then attract community.


With open source software, it is best to use, extend, create (in that 
order).


I'd suggest look at existing OSGeo projects. Do any do what you do? If 
so, then join that project and that community. If something is close, 
then join the community and offer to add your extra functionality into 
their codebase. (I know, it will be harder than doing it yourself, but 
the advantage is that you will get a community.)


In looking for established projects, check out: 
https://live.osgeo.org/en/metrics.html (and pay more attention to the 
projects which have a strong community.)


Good luck.

On 16/10/19 8:07 pm, Pierre Abbat wrote:

I found OsGeo while looking for software to turn a ZHD or GNS file into a
RINEX file that I could run on my Linux laptop.

I am a North Carolina land surveyor who have been working on a land surveying
CAD program for over eleven years, starting when I was in surveying school.
It's been on GitHub for years, but I'm still the only developer. I've also
started some point cloud processing software, but it's not public yet.

What I'd like to find is:
*Other people interested in contributing. The programs are written in C++, but
there are things to do that don't involve coding, such as writing help files,
entering map projection data, drawing button icons, and translating.
*A source of funding. I have a lead of a possible job, but it may be a few
weeks before I hear back. I'm not in danger of running out of money, but I
would like to buy some computers to test software on more OSes and processors.
*Ideas on how to package and sell software. It's free software, but most
surveyors I know run Windows, not Linux or BSD, and don't know how to install
software from source. I've gotten it to run on Windows, but still haven't
figured out how to package it. I'm thinking I could sell CDs with Windows
binaries and source code.
*Other projects that I might could contribute to.

The CAD program is at http://bezitopo.org/ and in the Git repo at https://
github.com/phma/bezitopo .

Pierre


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Standards] [Board] glossary discussion on osgeo-standards ....

2019-10-17 Thread Cameron Shorter
Angelos, the board meeting is 3am for me. The 3 of us involved are in 
this Asian/Australia timezone.


Reese, we can get you set up with IRC (Internet Chat Relay) quite 
easily. It is text based only. Quickest way to get started is with the 
web client: https://webchat.freenode.net/


On 17/10/19 10:19 pm, rpl...@tc211tmg.org wrote:
hello Angelos, thank you for the invitation, two issues for me, local 
time is 1am and i have never done Internet Relay Chat. i can do skype 
or zoom. if you have another time/date let me know.  sorry about this 
time.

reese


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    To:
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Cc:
"Reese Plews" 
Sent:
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:14:37 +0300
Subject:
Re: [OSGeo-Standards] [Board] glossary discussion on
osgeo-standards 


Hi all,

Would someone be available to join our next board meeting to
discuss this issue?
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2019-10-28

    Regards,
    Angelos

On 10/15/19 9:52 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

OSGeo Board, OSGeo Discuss,

I'd like to introduce you to this proposal that Ron and Reese
have been developing on the OSGeo Standards email list, which
I think should fit under the legal structure of an OSGeo
Committee.

I have vague recollections that setting up a committee
requires board approval? I've found some old tips on running a
committee here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Committee_Guidelines

Comments welcomed.

On 15/10/19 4:47 pm, Ronald Tse wrote:

Hi Cameron,

Thank you for the suggestions! I have updated the proposal
to reflect your comments below.

I would be honored to help with terminology management at
OSGeo. Can’t speak for Reese but with his leadership in
already doing terminology cleanup on Felicity’s sheet, he
seems pretty committed already :-)

Ron

———

Recommendations for OSGeo terminology management

1. Establish a terminology management group in OSGeo.

ISO/TC 211, IEC Electropedia and OGC all have one for
terminology management. The existence of this group is
crucial to the success of the OSGeo terminology database.
It will play two essential roles:

a) As the gatekeeper of terms to ensure quality checks of
contributions
b) As the seat of central terminology knowledge for
alignment of terms and concepts. To facilitate the flow of
terminology knowledge to terminology authors and users.

It would be helpful to involve representation from ISO/TC
211 and OGC in this group, in order to leverage their
experience in terminology. Such experience will be useful
in situations such as alerting on cross-organization
alignment of concepts or term duplication.

An email list shall be setup for this group for internal
communication.


2. Establish a terms of reference for terminology management.

For the terminology management group, a terms of reference
should be produced so that the steps for approval and data
quality requirements are clear. This should be openly
shared with contributors so they are clear on acceptance
criteria.

Contributors may propose changes to the terminology
database at any time. The terminology management group
shall discuss and approve or disapprove of the proposal
within a reasonable timeframe. This practice is in-line
with the open source, change-based, rapid iteration
mantra, similar to OpenSSL.

For releases, the group shall convene periodically, such
as every 4-6 months, to discuss previously decided
proposals, governance or technical issues related to
terminology management.

The method of submitting change requests shall also be
determined and announced so that contributors understand
the necessary processes and timeline.


3. Establish an online terminology database presence.

Terminology isn’t useful until people use them, which
means people need to first know they exist and what they
mean. Geolexica is an initiative that currently serves
ISO/TC 211’s terminology management group in making its
multi-lingual geographic information terminology available
on the internet (https://www.geolexica.org). We propose to
use https://osgeo.geolexica.org/ to serve OSGeo in
man

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Standards] glossary discussion on osgeo-standards ....

2019-10-15 Thread Cameron Shorter
” and 
“propose changes to this term" buttons. This allows user to directly 
go to the issue platform (e.g. GitHub) to make the suggested changes.


A “contributors guide” document will greatly help these people make 
the proper suggestions and have them formatted correctly.



6. Initial load and data cleanup.

The initial load of the terms will involve a bulk load from the 
cleaned terms and definitions that Felicity has compiled. Geolexica 
could easily handle the initial conversion from table format into the 
desired structured data format.


The cleanup process has already been started by Reese Plews, convenor 
of the TMG at ISO/TC 211.



_

Ronald Tse
Ribose Inc.

On Oct 10, 2019, at 3:34 PM, Cameron Shorter 
 wrote:


Hi Ron,

I really like your proposal. It looks very practical, should address 
quality requirements, and should be relatively light weight to 
manage. Some comments/suggestions:


* You might want to mention the approach to your first load of terms, 
which probably should involve a bulk load from a derivative of the 
terms that Felicity has compiled.


* I suggest we set up an email list to discuss terms. OSGeo can 
provide that for us, and I can coordinate that, once we have agreed 
on our approach.


* I suggest that an updating the glossary be tied to a periodic 
event, at least annually. I think we should tie in with the OSGeoLive 
annual build cycle for this.


* You haven't mentioned https://osgeo.geolexica.org/ 
<https://osgeo.geolexica.org/> in your description. I assume that 
would be part of the solution? If so, I suggest mentioning it.


* Another project I'm helping start up is 
https://thegooddocsproject.dev/ <https://thegooddocsproject.dev/> 
(Writing templates to make good docs for open source projects). I 
expect that the solution you are proposing would be valuable for a 
wide variety of domains, and should be captured as best practices in 
TheGoodDocsProject. At some point in the future, I'm hoping that you 
might provide a generic version of your suggestions for others to 
follow too.


Feel free to add your ideas below into the wiki at: 
https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/Glossary%20terms


(Maybe add "DRAFT" at the top, until we have the process set up.)

* Ron and Reese, I'm hoping that you both will continue to provide 
the leadership and stewardship of the community as it grows? Your 
advice has been great to date.


Warm regards, Cameron




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What terms should go into an OSGeo Glossary?

2019-09-28 Thread Cameron Shorter

To keep you in the loop,

Both the OGC and ISO/TC211 Glossary teams, who manage glossaries of 
spatial terms have reached out to us about collaborating around 
developing an OSGeo glossary. It looks like they have tools which we 
could make use of.


The conversation is unfolding on the OSGeo Standards list. If you are 
interested, I suggest viewing the email archive and/or subscribing to 
the list: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/standards


On 28/9/19 7:09 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
Thanks everyone. Felicity and I have received scores responses, both 
publicly and privately. We've been pointed to a bunch of links to 
existing material, and received some really good suggestions.
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What terms should go into an OSGeo Glossary?

2019-09-27 Thread Cameron Shorter
Thanks everyone. Felicity and I have received scores responses, both 
publicly and privately. We've been pointed to a bunch of links to 
existing material, and received some really good suggestions.


Admittedly, I'm feeling a bit like we are drinking out of a fire-hose, 
as we think about how to process all the feedback, and the level of 
engagement that OSGeo can sustain.


More to come from us in the next few weeks ...

On 26/9/19 8:21 pm, Seth G wrote:

Hi all,

The MapServer glossary is at https://mapserver.org/glossary.html
The RST source for this page is at 
https://github.com/mapserver/docs/blob/branch-7-4/en/glossary.txt

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On Thu, Sep 26, 2019, at 12:06 PM, Robert Nuske wrote:

Hi,

there is at least still the GRASS Translation Glossary [1] which has
quite some general GIS terms in a dozen languages. This might be a good
starting point. Although, it does not contain descriptions of the terms.
It is rather focused on translation.


cheers
   robert


[1] https://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Translation_Glossary


Am 26.09.19 um 08:28 schrieb Markus Neteler:

Hi,

On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 1:02 AM Cameron Shorter
 wrote:

Hi folks,

Felicity (CCed), one of the Tech Writers partaking in the Google Season
of Docs, is going to compile a Glossary for us.
Does anyone know of existing Glossaries that we can start from?

I did some efforts years ago:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Multilanguage_Dictionary

It was hosted on the "webextra" server but didn't survive the
infrastructure migration in  2014.

Dunno if anyone kept a copy...

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[OSGeo-Discuss] What terms should go into an OSGeo Glossary?

2019-09-25 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi folks,

Felicity (CCed), one of the Tech Writers partaking in the Google Season 
of Docs, is going to compile a Glossary for us.
Does anyone know of existing Glossaries that we can start from? I've 
found an OGC list of accronyms [0].


This coming week (by 29 September) she will be collating existing 
material. In the following weeks, she'll be asking us to review and see 
what extra terms should be added.


Beyond that, she will also be working reviewing our Quickstarts, and 
selecting a writing style guide. (The Google Syle Guide is a likely 
contender).

You can see results of her first pass [1].

If you'd like to contribute, conversations are happening on the 
OSGeoLive email list [2], or you can email Felicity directly.


[0] https://www.opengeospatial.org/acronyms
[1] 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jmSlp9GNwoPupeFJdjPsBnL7vqVG7AiWbWLEGOWEcy4/edit#slide=id.p1 


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How big is OSGeo?

2019-09-06 Thread Cameron Shorter
I feel there is a treasure trove of insights into the workings of open 
source communities within our email lists.


What sort of conversations lead to successful communities? What causes 
communities to die off?


We have over a decade of archived conversations to draw upon. Any 
budding researchers out there looking for a really interesting topic?


On 7/9/19 7:22 am, Luigi Pirelli wrote:
IMHO not at all... using mailing list is an "old way" to manage a 
community. Fortunally or Unfortunally, most of community is using chat 
channels related with phone numbers (and/or not). I can't figure out 
if 33k in a ML is ten times community in IRC types channels, but for 
sure is a bigger community.


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subscribers to the mailing lists works well. The graphs of charter
members per country from the OSGeo AGM slides are also really helpful.
(Thanks Jorge Sanz).

(FYI I'm not doing science with these figures, it's just some factoids
for the purposes of a talk I'll be giving soon)

Best

Jo

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Public money, public code campaign

2019-07-23 Thread Cameron Shorter
I believe the test should be:

Is this a local issue? If so, it should be handled at a local level, by the
local chapter.

Is this a global issue? Something that is applicable to all local chapters,
and that most local chapters are likely to believe in?  If so, then the
glocal OSGeo should make a statement. A statement from a large global
organisation hold greater weight and has the potential for greater impact.
This will make lobbying at the local level more effective as it will help
locals can say "this is a global issue, you should be thinking about it in
our region too".

Based on that logic, I think OSGeo should sign.

On Wed, 24 Jul 2019 at 01:11, Jo Cook  wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Do we think this is something OSGeo should sign globally, or that
> individual chapters should decide to sign or not, as appropriate? I'm
> all for OSGeo signing it, as it's bigger (obviously) and would
> hopefully have more of an impact, but I guess others may have a
> different opinion...
>
> Jo
>
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 2:43 PM Margherita Di Leo 
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Jody,
> >
> > thank you, just added to the agenda. Indeed I think this aims at being a
> global initiative rather than limited to Europe only. I have seen
> signatures from countries all over the world, as well as support from
> international organizations based outside Europe. I  think that OSGeo
> should support this campaign to remark that supports the principle, as in
> this phase no political action is entailed. Local chapters as well should
> sign and, if any, take further political actions when the times come. In
> fact I have forwarded this also to the Italian local chapter and I invite
> all the community to do the same to your own local chapters.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 3:01 PM Jody Garnett 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> You are welcome to add it to the agenda to the the next board meeting
> (edit wiki page Board_Meeting_2019-07-29) , however we try and leave
> political influencing to local chapters - as it is more effective to have a
> local voice when talking to politicians. This looks like exactly the kind
> of initiative OSGeo Europe was formed to support :)
> >>
> >> Note despite the "eu" in the domain name the web page does not appear
> be limited to Europe. When signing it immediately asks which country you
> are from (no doubt to direct the support to the appropriate region).
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> >>
> >> On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 at 05:21, Margherita Di Leo 
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> >>> Dear members of the OSGeo community,
> >>>
> >>> I haven't seen this circulating already in our mailing list, if I just
> missed it, apologies.
> >>> This is to draw your attention to the following campaign:
> https://publiccode.eu/
> >>> I really would like to see OSGeo among the supporters of the open
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> already signed it.
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Transitioning to OSGeo in Academia

2019-07-09 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Rodney,

You probably will want to join the Geoforall network of universities.

https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/geoforall

You might also find inspiration from project packaged OSGeoLive:

https://live.osgeo.org/en/overview/overview.html

On 8/7/19 8:18 pm, Rodney Dyer wrote:

Hello,

On the desktop, OSGeo is much easier to transition in the academic 
realm, but in the server room there is a bit more involved.  Is there 
a list somewhere of academic units deploying OSGeo across the board? 
 Or a separate list serve?



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Geo4All] 2019 OSGeo UN Committee Educational Challenge

2019-05-19 Thread Cameron Shorter
Maria,  Ivana, Oliva, Paulo, Serena, Obukov,
This initiative you have announced looks great. The goals and timeframe
align very closely with what we will be doing with OSGeo's involvement in
Google Season of Docs [1]. It would be great if you could help shape our
agenda by contributing to our conversation [2] and help ensure that we
focus on initiatives that complement and dovetail with yours.
[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Season_of_Docs_Ideas_2019
[2] https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/seasonofdocs

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> Proposals are invited for developing open geospatial educational material
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>
> Challenge 1: PostGIS training material update
> Challenge 2: Open geospatial data and software for UN SDG 16, Peace
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> Prize money of USD 3,000 for each challenge is sponsored by OSGeo.
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> Deadline for submission is 9 July 2019 (with no extension).
>
> Information is available here:
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> https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/2019-osgeo-un-committee-educational-challenge/
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Has any relationship been set up between OSGeo or OGC with the Uban Computing Foundation?

2019-05-17 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi folks,

I notice that the Linux Foundation has created an "open geospatial forum 
to develop smart city tools", 
https://geoawesomeness.com/linux-foundation-creates-open-geospatial-forum-to-develop-smart-city-tools/


Has anyone from within OSGeo or OGC communities been involved with this? 
It looks to fall very much in our remit and something that would be 
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Pre-planning for Google Season of Docs initiative

2019-04-05 Thread Cameron Shorter
On Fri, 5 Apr 2019 at 17:35, Cameron Shorter 
wrote:

> Matteo (from QGIS Docs) and I(from OSGeoLive Docs) are both keen to be
> involved in Google Season of Docs, and will be having a first meeting on
> Monday to discuss possibilities. Others interested are welcome to join us.
>
>  Meeting at irc://freenode.net#osgeolive
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> Time:
> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2019=4=8=10=0=0=240=195
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> Corresponding UTC (GMT) Monday, 8 April 2019 at 10:00:00
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> Season of Docs: https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: [Season of Docs - Announcements] Organization applications are now open

2019-04-02 Thread Cameron Shorter

OSGeo folks,

As per below, Google's Season of Docs is inviting Open Source projects 
to put in proposals. I'll be putting in an OSGeoLive proposal [1], and 
suggest we do so under the name of the OSGeo Foundation (along with 
other OSGeo projects). The QGIS documentation team have also noted their 
interest.


Are their any other OSGeo projects wishing to take part?

I plan to follow the same format as prior OSGeo's Summer of Code 
initiatives, and will put together wiki pages over the next week or so.


I'm looking for a few others to co-mentor with me. Anyone interested?

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Season_Of_Docs_2019
[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2019

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Subject: 	[Season of Docs - Announcements] Organization applications are 
now open

Date:   Tue, 2 Apr 2019 10:16:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: 	'Andrew Chen' via Season of Docs - Announce 


Reply-To:   Andrew Chen 
To: Season of Docs - Announce 



Open source organizations can now submit applications to participate in 
Season of Docs. The application form is at this link: 
_https://forms.gle/axk8AvV561K2cT6S6_. The form is also available in the 
organization administrator guide 
on the 
Season of Docs website.



Your application should include one or more projects that you’d like a 
technical writer to work on. Take a look at the examples of project 
ideas , 
then describe one or more specific projects based on your open source 
project’s actual documentation needs. See the application guidelines 
. 
Your goal is to attract technical writers to your organization, making 
them feel comfortable about approaching the organization and excited 
about what they can achieve in collaboration with your mentors.



Reach out to your community members to see who’d like to be a mentor for 
Season of Docs. They may also have great suggestions for project ideas. 
Mentors don’t need technical writing skills. Instead, they’re members of 
the open source organization who know the value of good documentation 
and who are experienced in your organization’s processes and tools. See 
the guidelines on working with a technical writer 
. 
Once you have selected mentors for your organization, have them register 
with Season of Docs using this form: _https://forms.gle/a1x26WQGzURLerv66_.



Organization applications close on April 23. From April 30, technical 
writers can explore the list of participating open source organizations 
and their project ideas. See the full timeline 
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Announcement and thanks to Season of Docs survey respondents: Season of Docs has launched

2019-03-11 Thread Cameron Shorter
As per below, Google has just launched a Season of Docs program, designed
to bring open source and technical writer communities together, to the
benefit of both. Awesome! I reckon our OSGeo projects should get involved,
and I'm personally keen to be part of it. Anyone else want to join me?

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Docs program! You’re receiving this email because you indicated that you’d
like us to send you updates about the program.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve launched the 2019 pilot of Season of
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Season of Docs is a Google program that fosters collaboration between open
source projects and technical writers. It’s similar to Summer of Code, but
with a focus on documentation and technical writers.

Would you like to take part as a mentor in the inaugural year of Season of
Docs? Organization applications open on April 2, 2019. See the full timeline
<https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/timeline> and join the
announcement group at season-of-docs-announce
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Please do tweet and blog about Season of Docs if you’d like to share the
news. We want as many people to know about it as possible. We’ve provided
logos that you can download and some example content on the press page
<https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/press>.

If you have any questions, please email
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Standards] Spare OGC membership slot

2019-02-20 Thread Cameron Shorter
 If anybody needs this, please step ahead and take over

thanks

Jachym

čt 31. 1. 2019 v 21:13 odesílatel Bruce Bannerman
mailto:bruce.bannerman.os...@gmail.com>> napsal:


Hi Jachym,

I think that you may have missed this email.

Can you please respond by next Friday, the 8th Feb?

Regards,

Bruce

On 18 Jan 2019, at 07:45, Bruce Bannerman
mailto:bruce.bannerman.os...@gmail.com>> wrote:

@ Angelos and Jachym,

Before we renew your membership, can you please
provide a brief report on the value of your OGC
Membership.

I’d like to understand both the value that you
have contributed to the OGC and the value that you
have in turn received on behalf of OSGeo.

Kind regards,

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Hi Jeff and Bruce,

Jáchym's OGC membership is due to be renewed on 1
March 2019 and Angelos' is due to renew on 1 April
2019.  Do you want to continue to offer them OSGeo
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo 101 workshop at FOSS4G 2019

2019-01-25 Thread Cameron Shorter
Hi Jachym, I like the idea of a OSGeo 101 workshop. Ideally it can be 
developed into a continuously maintained workshop which can be regularly 
presented to new users at global and local FOSS4G type events.


It would be great to align OSGeo 101 with OSGeoLive material. Reasons:

* OSGeoLive has grown with a primary purpose of helping first time users 
learn about OSGeo products.


* OSGeoLive has a community behind it which is updating material every 
year - making it a sustainable initiative.


* OSGeoLive has a translation pipeline - meaning your material could be 
translated into other languages.


* I suspect you'd benefit from using the OSGeoLive distribution as a 
platform to present from.


* The OSGeoLive lightning overview, 
https://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation.html , could either be 
referenced, or incorporated, depending on the focus you take.


* We have also been talking about a related "introduction to OSGeo 
projects" workshop, which would aggregate ~ 5 to 10 of the OSGeoLive 
Quickstarts. The bonus would be that the material is already created, 
and the rigour applied to testing a workshop should improve the quality 
of our Quickstarts. It could help Quickstarts align around common use 
cases, making them easier to learn.


* What you are mentioning about teaching how to join OSGeo communities 
would dovetail well.


While I don't have the bandwidth to play a significant role, I can help 
with some periphery tasks - maybe review content for readability or similar.


Warm regards, Cameron

On 26/1/19 4:35 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
I have a presentation on just that subject from FOSS4G and foss4gna. 
Each part of OSGeo is different so it would be a good workshop.



https://www.slideshare.net/jgarnett/working-with-the-osgeo-community

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 6:30 AM Jachym Cepicky 
mailto:jachym.cepi...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Introduce newcomers to OSGeo ecosystem.

At FOSS4G-Europe it appeared, that "joining the mailing list" is
something, most of the people do not understand.

How OSGeo is organised. How can you join the communication channels.
How are projects within OSGeo organised. How to join OSGeo as project
...

Just the basic idea

At the end of the workshop, attendees should be all joined to
discussion mailing list as well as to the projects mailing list of
their interest :-)
J

pá 25. 1. 2019 v 12:25 odesílatel Jody Garnett
mailto:jody.garn...@gmail.com>> napsal:
>
> I have a few presentations I can contribute that may be on
topic, what is the goal for the workshop?
>
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 4:52 AM Jachym Cepicky
mailto:jachym.cepi...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>> as promised in Guimarães, I just submitted the "OSGeo 101 -
>> Introduction to OSGeo" workshop to FOSS4 2019
>>
>> I would like to start materials - there are two options: OSGeo
custom
>> Gitea (login to OSGeo infrastructure needed), GITHub (3rd party
>> software, low barrier for contribution)
>>
>> I suggest, we use GITHub (https://github.com/osgeo/) anybody
dislikes this?
>>
>> Right now, I'm the only workshop mentor, more volunteers are
welcome
>> and I'll happily add you all the the submission, I just kicked this
>> think of
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Jachym
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct... followup to avoid lobbies

2018-12-19 Thread Cameron Shorter

Please keep our rules simple.

Human interaction is complicated. And if we try to create a set of rules 
to cover every use case, we will just end up with a very complicated set 
of rules, which still won't cover all situations.


I think the issue here is that we are placing too much importance on the 
role of charter membership. Apart from casting a vote for the board, 
everything else that charter members do, such as contributing to open 
source, or contributing to committees, or organising conferences CAN BE 
DONE WITHOUT BEING AN OFFICIAL CHARTER MEMBER.


Our risk of membership being overtaken by a "lobby group" is now very 
low. I think we have a greater risk of membership disengagement because 
we keep talking politics instead of talking about interesting technical 
problems.


On 19/12/18 4:23 pm, Andrea Giacomelli wrote:

Hi -

I have been following this discussion with interest...however lately I 
don't always follow OSGEO Discuss in a timely manner, so I don't have 
all the elements fresh with me and I apologise.


As a former vice-president and external relations guy for the Italian 
OSGEO Chapter, and having before and after been involved in other 
community-based organisations (both virtual and with 
feet-on-the-ground)...


my question is: is it better to invest time and energy to define a 
code of conduct to avoid lobbies, or to acknowledge that the behaviour 
termed by some Western civilizations as "lobbying" is pretty much 
human and should just be factored in a process (while acknowledging 
that there are also many individuals and organisations that *do not* 
use it and have the same right to play their game)?


I don't see a big issue with lobbies as long as they are declared.

Andrea Giacomelli
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Il giorno mar 18 dic 2018 alle ore 21:41 Ben Caradoc-Davies 
mailto:b...@transient.nz>> ha scritto:


I support this idea. It would be analogous to academic journals that
require authors to declare any conflicts of interest.

We might also adopt a rule, if we do not already have one, that, when
voting, members should act only to further the goals of OSGeo.
While I
do not expect that it would happen, I would not like to see an member
vote for a client or employer in exchange for consideration.
Adopting an
explicit rule would, in my view, help members resist external
pressure.

We must also balance the risk of lobbies with the need to support
members who are promoting OSGeo within their large organisations.
Having
several members in an organisation allows them to support each
other in
what can otherwise be a lonely position. Promotion of OSGeo through
mentoring and development of new members is one of our most valuable
forms of corporate outreach. In my view, any new rules should support
and not discourage these outreach activities. Transparent
disclosure may
be sufficient and better than proscriptive rules.

Kind regards,
Ben.

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> Hello all
>
> Perhaps if we request a declaration of any relationship
(commercial or personal) between nominator/seconder and nominee,
that would make everything transparent, and allow members to judge
for themselves whether such relationships cast doubt on the
validity of the nominee?
>
> Thanks
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: [FOSS4G-Oceania] presentation videos

2018-12-06 Thread Cameron Shorter
For those of you who wanted to attend our FOSS4G-Oceania event - you can 
catch the videos online ...




 Forwarded Message 
Subject:[FOSS4G-Oceania] presentation videos
Date:   Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:02:12 +1100
From:   John Bryant 
To: foss4g-oceania 



Hi all, I can't remember if I've told everyone yet, but all presentation 
videos are now finished and posted. A few quick notes:


 *

   one video was not published by request of the presenter

 *

   total published: 51 videos, 8.26 GB

 *

   published with CC-BY licence

 *

   videos are posted on the FOSS4G SotM Oceania YouTube channel [1] and
   embedded in the website [2]

 *

   Also to be hosted at TIB [3]


[1] https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCbqmnF77HxLCmO9d7LrEbpg/videos

[2] https://foss4g-oceania.org/videos

[3] https://av.tib.eu


They are getting a lot of views - I think Nyall's 'QGIS for Exploratory 
Data Analysis and Visualisation' is #1 right now with 249 views... so I 
feel we're successfully reaching the broader audience, which makes it 
all seem worth it :)


If no one objects, I'll grab a handful of USB thumb drives and make a 
few copies to send to our friends in low-bandwidth areas (esp Pacific 
Islands), will aim to do that this weekend so the expense falls in with 
the current event financials. Greg would you be keen to help me 
distribute these?


Cheers
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo symbols set

2018-11-20 Thread Cameron Shorter

Nicolas, these symbols look very impressive!

As Kristian noticed, there are a few OSGeoLive projects which have logos 
which are not as creative as what you have been creating. (See 
https://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation.html ) I'd be happy to help point 
you to our OSGeoLive points of contact for each project if you would 
like to ask them if you'd like to draw them a logo.


What are your thoughts on logo colours? I'm guessing it would be quite a 
bit of work to adopt logo colours into the SVG?


Once you are done, we should probably be including your logos into the 
OSGeoLive documentation.


Nice work, Cameron


On 20/11/18 8:01 am, Kristian Evers wrote:

Nicolas,

Very impressive work!

Regarding projects that doesn’t already have logo, would you be 
interested in coming up with logo suggestions for those projects? I 
can only speak for the PROJ project, but I am sure all projects 
without a logo would be interested in having one. At least a new logo 
for PROJ would be very welcome!


Good job,

Kristian

On 19 Nov 2018, at 21:28, nicolas bozon <mailto:nicolas.bo...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Hello all,

I have finally been able to put together and publish a first version 
of the OSGeo symbols set.


This is a visual representation of the OSGeo projects and activities 
aimed at supplementing the Foundation branding material.


A preview of the OSGeo symbols set is available here:
https://nbozon.github.io/OSGeo/symbols-set/

The 48 symbols fall into four categories:
- Foundation (OSGeo fundamentals represented by 'Variations on the 
Compass')

- Initiatives (mostly based on the compass shape too)
- Projects (derived OSGeo project logos)
- Community (derived Community projects logos)

The set is made of two parts, both copyrighted OSGeo:
- The source SVG documents, licensed under CC-BY-SA
 (see 
https://github.com/nbozon/osgeo/tree/OSGeo-symbols-set/marketing/branding/symbols/svg)

- A cross-browser webfont, licensed under OFL.
(see 
https://github.com/nbozon/osgeo/tree/OSGeo-symbols-set/marketing/branding/symbols/font) 



Important notes:
- Some projects do not have a logotype, only logotext, and cannot be 
included in the set at this stage (namely PROJ, GEOS, OSSIM and Degree).
- Some projects logos were heavily modified or redrawn, in order to 
ensure constistency and scalability. I'm listening to project owners 
feedbacks and will be glad to work towards better solutions if needed.
- All 48 symbols are made available as black SVG. The 16 Foundation 
and Initiatives icons are also available in color, based on our brand 
guidelines.

- This work may not be exhaustive and is subject to change.

Hope you will like it !

Reviews, comments and ideas are most welcome in the related PR:
https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/pull/206


Best regards,

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Hall of Fame

2018-11-18 Thread Cameron Shorter
We almost have a Hall of Fame in place already, crossing from the 
present into the past, with what used to be our OSGeo Advocate List:


This is what it used to look like:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150302070905/https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Advocates

Before one of the website upgrades, it used to be available at:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate

On 15/11/18 1:53 am, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:

This is an excellent idea.
Our history is part of who we are.

Best,
Angelos

On 11/14/18 9:20 AM, María Arias de Reyna wrote:

Dear community,

Due to the recent passing of another of our members, I really think we
should start some kind of Hall of Fame with people who contribute to OSGeo.
As someone who hasn't been here from the beginning, I would like to have
some kind of (virtual) museum-like place where I can learn about our
history. Sometimes I hear names of people all the "old" members remember
but as they are no longer with us (sometimes just because they retired,
sometimes because they passed away) and I only get pieces of who they were
and what they did. I am very fond of conserving history, I think it is very
important to learn where we come from to understand where we are now.

What do you think? Would there be volunteers to fill data if we setup
something like this on the website? We need senior members here filling the
gaps.


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: OSGeo Board nomination: Steven Feldman

2018-11-17 Thread Cameron Shorter
I also second this nomination for Steven Feldman. I've found Steven to 
be insightful, practical, pragmatic, kind and considerate of others, and 
an excellent community builder. You can get a feel for these qualities 
from his recent FOSS4G presentation: "Open Communities we love to hate"


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cMfFfrgpk1Yqw_P8NfldlG80tvzcnI0U13u81KR7sOU/edit

Cameron

On 16/11/18 7:00 pm, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
Forwarding nomination of Steven Feldman by Eli Adam. The Board 
Nominations page has been updated: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2018



Vasile, Vicky & Jorge
CRO 2018 Elections


 Forwarded Message 
Subject: OSGeo Board nomination: Steven Feldman
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:45:51 -0800
From: Eli Adam 
Reply-To: ea...@co.lincoln.or.us
To: CRO 
CC: Steven Feldman 

Hi Vasile/CRO,

I'm nominating Steve Feldman of the UK.  He has already confirmed to me
that he will accept the nomination but you can double check with him 
if you

want (he's in cc).


Steven first became involved in OSGeo in 2012 when he was invited to 
chair

FOSS4G in Nottingham by the UK chapter. Since then he has been a Charter
Member, a former chair and now active member of the Conference Committee,
vice chair of FOSS4G UK, Treasurer of the UK chapter, has lead 2 Travel
Grant Programmes and has been an (at times noisy) advocate for OSGeo. He
brings an analytic and commercial focus and passion for the community to
all of his efforts on behalf of OSGeo.

I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Steven on various projects
through the years and can't recommend him enough.  He's logical, smart,
funny, enjoyable, hard working, effective, aware of the bigger 
picture, and
capable of completing the details.  He posses a depth of knowledge and 
life
experience of great value to OSGeo.  While possessing such background, 
he's

also relatable, cutting edge, and connected.  Steven also connects with
newer community members to include and mentor newer community 
members.  It
is with great enthusiasm that I nominate Steven Feldman for the OSGeo 
Board

of Directors!


Sincerely, Eli Adam

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: OSGeo Board nomination: Angelos Tzotsos

2018-11-06 Thread Cameron Shorter

I second Angelos' nomination for the OSGeo board.

In working alongside Angelos I've always found him to be:

* Wise and practical in his judgements and recommendations.

* Willing to do the hard work to get things done.

* Supportive and encouraging of others.


On 7/11/18 8:26 am, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
Forwarding nomination of Angelos Tzotsos by Astrid Emde. The Board 
Nominations page has been updated: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2018



Vasile, Vicky & Jorge
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Subject: OSGeo Board nomination: Angelos Tzotsos
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:13:23 +0100
From: Astrid Emde (OSGeo) 
Reply-To: astrid_e...@osgeo.org
To: Cro 
CC: tzot...@osgeo.org

Hello,

Angelos Tzotsos
Athens, Greece
tzotsos AT osgeo DOT org

I would like to nominate Angelos Tzotsos for the OSGeo Board again. He 
is already in the board since 2016. It is a great pleasure to work 
with him in the board and also in the OSGeoLive project.


Angelos is well known in the OSGeo community. He is the chair of the 
OSGeoLive project and a project steering committee member for the 
pycsw and ZOO-Project. He is a core developer for the GeoNode project 
and a packager for several projects. He is also an individual OGC member.


Have a look at his OSGeo Advocate page to see several other projects 
he is involved in:


https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Angelos_Tzotsos

Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying 
engineering and software development. He has a good expertise and 
knowledge about OSGeo software and technology.


Angelos is very structured, reliable and he gets things done. It is a 
pleasure to discuss with him and he makes well-considered decisions.


He encourages other people to work with OSGeo and he is very motivating.

It would be great to have him in the board again.

Astrid Emde


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Letter form to Schools, Universities and Institutions against free(as beer) licenced SW

2018-10-23 Thread Cameron Shorter
I'd like to offer my services to help write and/or review a jointly 
created template document which can be used across multiple regions.



Feel free to reach out to me one you get started.


Warm regards, Cameron


On 23/10/2018 11:38 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:


Hi Luigi. I can help with this. I think it can be a good thing to send 
this ideas to the GeoForAll list. We have a thematic group 
there (Teacher Training & School Education) that can take this up.


Regards,


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*De:* Discuss  en nombre de Luigi 
Pirelli 

*Enviado:* lunes, 22 de octubre de 2018 15:04
*Para:* qgis-user ML; qgis-developer; OSGeo Discussions
*Asunto:* [OSGeo-Discuss] Letter form to Schools, Universities and 
Institutions against free(as beer) licenced SW

Hi

In Spain, but I suppone in every place of the world, there are many 
schools, universities or institutions that are dumped with free 
licences to their users. This happen especially in school and 
univerisities.


Do we have best practices (e.g letter templates) describing the effect 
to teach proprietary GIS sw respect open/free solutions?


whould be fine to have a template that could be enriched with national 
or regional laws.


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Invitation to participate in the 2018 OSGeo Charter Member elections

2018-10-23 Thread Cameron Shorter
Vicky, I went looking for an appropriate project to raise an issue and 
couldn't find anything obvious.


My suggestions are not really bug worthy, as they are limited to 
tweaking the process:


1. Ensure CRO acknowledges nominations so the nominator knows their 
nomination has been received. (This was done.)


2. When notifying the community that it is time to vote, provide a link 
to the list of people. This was done, but wasn't obvious to some of us 
because:


3. Make sure that the style used in the voting tool makes links looks 
like a link (typically blue underline), as in the prior format it was 
confusing (at least to me).



On 21/10/18 7:26 am, OSGeo CRO wrote:

Hi Cameron

Can you please open an issue on the OSGeo issue tracker.
Be specific on the "few" "minor" tweaks that you think are needed to 
make it more "intuitive" to voters.
Depending on the "difficulty" of the tweak implementation, we can do 
the appropriate changes for the this year's Board Elections or for the 
next year's elections.



Vicky
I like to put in quotes words that are subjective, for example:
The crickets in this taco are "delicious"
Because what is "delicious" for me, might not be for you.


On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:45 PM Cameron Shorter 
mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Hi Jorge,

I did try the form, and later discovered that there was a link to
each
members' profile. (It wasn't obvious to me at first glance as the
styling used didn't make it look like a link to me).

I agree with Maria that this simpler process of not swamping the
email
list was better, and there are only a few minor tweaks required to
make
it more intuitive to voters.

Cheers, Cameron


On 21/10/18 1:48 am, Jorge Gustavo Rocha wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
>
> Thanks for the feedback. The list is available at:
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2018
>
> You can reach the link from
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018
>
> In the LimeSurvey form, there is a link for each nominee that
points to
> this list. Before you second a nomination, you can see why that
person
> was nominated. For those who have written profile, there is also
a link
> to that.
>
> Have you tried the form? Please do it ASAP and tell us if we need to
> improve something.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jorge (CRO helper)
>
> Às 21:08 de 19/10/18, Cameron Shorter escreveu:
>> Vasile, Vicky, Jorge,
>>
>> I can't seem to find a list of nominations for new charter
members which
>> descriptions about why they have been nominated. I've used such
a list
>> in the past to assess whether I'd vote for someone or not.
>>
>> I suggest publishing on this page
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018, and if not too late,
adding
>> to the Limesurvey page.
>>
>> Cheers, Cameron
>>
>>
>> On 19/10/18 7:42 pm, OSGeo CRO wrote:
>>> Dear
>>>
>>> Cameron,
>>>
>>> As an existing OSGeo Charter Member, you have been invited to
>>> participate in the 2018 Charter Member elections.
>>>
>>> To participate, please click on the link below.
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Vasile, Vicky & Jorge
>>>
>>> CRO 2018
>>>
>>> 

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Invitation to participate in the 2018 OSGeo Charter Member elections

2018-10-20 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Jorge,

I did try the form, and later discovered that there was a link to each 
members' profile. (It wasn't obvious to me at first glance as the 
styling used didn't make it look like a link to me).


I agree with Maria that this simpler process of not swamping the email 
list was better, and there are only a few minor tweaks required to make 
it more intuitive to voters.


Cheers, Cameron


On 21/10/18 1:48 am, Jorge Gustavo Rocha wrote:

Hi Cameron,

Thanks for the feedback. The list is available at:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2018

You can reach the link from https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018

In the LimeSurvey form, there is a link for each nominee that points to
this list. Before you second a nomination, you can see why that person
was nominated. For those who have written profile, there is also a link
to that.

Have you tried the form? Please do it ASAP and tell us if we need to
improve something.

Thanks,

Jorge (CRO helper)

Às 21:08 de 19/10/18, Cameron Shorter escreveu:

Vasile, Vicky, Jorge,

I can't seem to find a list of nominations for new charter members which
descriptions about why they have been nominated. I've used such a list
in the past to assess whether I'd vote for someone or not.

I suggest publishing on this page
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018, and if not too late, adding
to the Limesurvey page.

Cheers, Cameron


On 19/10/18 7:42 pm, OSGeo CRO wrote:

Dear

Cameron,

As an existing OSGeo Charter Member, you have been invited to
participate in the 2018 Charter Member elections.

To participate, please click on the link below.

Sincerely,
Vasile, Vicky & Jorge

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Invitation to participate in the 2018 OSGeo Charter Member elections

2018-10-19 Thread Cameron Shorter

Vasile, Vicky, Jorge,

I can't seem to find a list of nominations for new charter members which 
descriptions about why they have been nominated. I've used such a list 
in the past to assess whether I'd vote for someone or not.


I suggest publishing on this page 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018, and if not too late, adding 
to the Limesurvey page.


Cheers, Cameron


On 19/10/18 7:42 pm, OSGeo CRO wrote:


Dear

Cameron,

As an existing OSGeo Charter Member, you have been invited to 
participate in the 2018 Charter Member elections.


To participate, please click on the link below.

Sincerely,
Vasile, Vicky & Jorge

CRO 2018




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Google Season of Docs (GSoD) Proposal

2018-10-17 Thread Cameron Shorter
Thanks for forwarding that on Jeff. I agree, it is a great opportunity 
for collaboration with OSGeo.


I've replied on behalf of the OSGeoLive project and have reached out to 
Sarah Maddox and will be having coffee with her when she is back in 
Sydney (where be both live).


Cheers, Cameron

On 17/10/18 4:53 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:
Forwarding an idea for a possible new initiative, that some OSGeo 
projects may be interested in.  It would be good to give them feedback 
either way (through the form).



 Forwarded Message 


At the Mentor Summit we had Sarah Maddox, a tech writer at Google, 
come and talk about her idea to bring more technical writers into open 
source projects. We would like your feedback and ideas about her 
proposal too! If you are intrigued, please keep reading.



Sarah is proposing a Google Season of Docs (GSoD) to give open source 
projects more opportunities to engage with technical writers, and vice 
versa. See deck: https://goo.gl/3Bpris.



GSoD is similar to Google Summer of Code but focuses on docs and 
technical writers, rather than on code and students. The target 
participants are experienced tech writers who can work with you on 
your docs. The writing part of GSoD will run for 3 months, similar to 
GSoC. Another difference is that the technical writers will not be 
earning stipends, they will be doing this to learn more about open 
source code and working on developer focused docs with code and 
building their resume. And the writers will often have other jobs, 
this would be a side project for them (not something they will be 
focusing on for 30 hours a week - in most cases).



We think GSoD will bring benefits for both parties:

  *

    Open source projects gain documentation mentors embedded into their
    community.

  *

    Tech writers gain mentorship in OSS and in developer products.


This deck has more details, including ideas on how the mentors will 
work with the tech writers, timing, and suggestions for projects: 
https://goo.gl/3Bpris



We're inviting you to fill out this form to help us gauge interest in 
the proposal. All feedback is welcome:


https://goo.gl/2tfUQQ


This is a proposal for a program,  it is not a confirmed program, and 
it is not clear which team at Google might manage it. Thanks!



Best,

Stephanie Taylor






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[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Advocate Page broken

2018-10-09 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi folks,

I notice that our OSGeo Advocate wiki page is broken and not listing all 
our people.


This is what we have now: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Advocates_List


This is what it used to look like: 
https://web.archive.org/web/20150302070905/https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Advocates


Does anyone know how to fix this?

It has just become more important as our new OSGeo Charter members are 
adding their OSGeo advocate profiles, which are not being able to be 
seen easily and collectively.



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS for Application Schema development

2018-08-17 Thread Cameron Shorter
A number of years back there was an Australian government sponsored 
development of developing application schemas and open source tools.
At the time I was involved in it, the tools were functional and 
powerful, but still needed polish and were hard to get going.


Here are some details to the project:
https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/wiki/Siss/FullMoon

Hopefully some of the people involved in the project can add more 
details. (Hello Rob Atkinson?)




On 17/8/18 6:06 pm, Jorge S Mendes de Jesus wrote:


Hi to all

I am going to reply  to this thread with a big disclaimer: Never 
tested or serious read the docs


With this tool:

https://shapechange.net/

If you have a UML model in XMI format you could probably use it to 
generate a Application Schema



So far I havent found serious documentation***(for dummies**) *on how 
to do an application schema aside from some docs from OGC of already 
"standards" using application schema 
(https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=31065)



Also, there is an ISO that could contain interesting information

ISO 19109:2015 - Geographic information -- Rules for application schema

But again pay wall to have access to information that IMHO should be 
open source


Jorge

On 17-08-18 09:55, 최규성 wrote:

Dear All,

I agree with Bart's understanding in the attached reply mail.

While the original subject raised by Bart has been also of my great 
interest, this seems to get less attention from the Discussion List 
members. I myself have no good idea other than Enterprise Architect 
by Sparx Systems. Is there anybody who can answer more about Bart's 
questions;

- Is there any FOSS alternative?
- What would be in general the FOSS way of developing an application 
schema?


Hoping to get feedbacks... Thanks in advance,

Kyu-sung Choi
EZMapping, Seoul, Korea (M. +82-10-5414-4374)



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Diversity in FOSS4G

2018-08-13 Thread Cameron Shorter
the "correlation does not
imply causation"
       

fallacy:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_does_not_imply_causation
       
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_does_not_imply_causation>


    Yes, but lack of correlation refutes causation. That
is their point:
    gender equality does *not* cause equality of STEM
gender outcomes.

    Science requires humility. There is no greater
experience in science
    than refuting your own hypothesis because it means
that you might
    have discovered something non-obvious. The obvious
hypothesis in
    this study was that equality of STEM gender outcomes
would improve
    with gender equality. Their surprising discovery is
the opposite.
    While there is much conjecture as to the cause, the
core finding is
    remarkable, good science, and worthy of publication (in my
    uninformed opinion as a layman).

    Kind regards,



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeoLive] Suggestions for a background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme

2018-07-31 Thread Cameron Shorter
I've reached out to the artist to ask if they are interested in sharing 
an image under an open license with us. Lets see if they respond.



On 31/07/2018 7:07 PM, Maelle Vercauteren wrote:

Dear all,

Thanks for your comment and feedback.

Cameron, I agree with you. I can contact the artist 
(https://www.cyon.se/about/) if you want


or somebody from Africa Local Chapter or the Dar es Salaam LOC do it…

or I do it and can put somebody of you in cc for the follow-up ?

What do you think ?

Kind Regards,

Maë//e

2018-07-30 9:25 GMT+02:00 Cameron Shorter <mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>>:


Indeed, this is a beautiful collection of maps. I particularly
like the language map.

It also has a great story behind it. To date, we haven't linked to
the story behind the osgeolive basemap, but maybe it is time to
start doing so.

The one glitch is the copyright - in that we will be wanting to
have the map available under an Open license. Maelle, I think it
is a good idea to reach out to Nikolaj Cyon to sound out if she
would like her image to be available on an Open Source
distribution of software - noting that we would be wanting it to
be available under an open license. (She might be interested in
sharing a cut down version of the image in an Open format).

Cheers, Cameron



On 30/07/2018 1:01 AM, Maelle Vercauteren wrote:

Hello,

I take this occasion to share this map of Africa that I like. It
was Africa if colonialism had not occurred as imagined by Nikolaj
Cyon :

https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/
<https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/>

If the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar es Salaam LOC likes it
too, we could try to contact the artist and see if we can use it...

Kind Regards,
Maë//e

2018-07-29 0:17 GMT+02:00 Ben Caradoc-Davies mailto:b...@transient.nz>>:

Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania
or Dar es Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like
advice from the LOC. It would be great to give Dar es Salaam
the same prominence (OSGeoLive background) as previous FOSS4G
hosts.

The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as
myself.  :-(

Kind regards,
Ben.


On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:

Hello all,

Ben you are with your comment.

What do you think instead about an actual OSM Map from
Dar Es Salaam - that shows how great the region is mapped
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472>

or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.

Astrid

Am 28.07.2018 00:17 schrieb Ben Caradoc-Davies:

I love historical maps. However, maps have been both
the tool and
emblem of colonisation, by which Africa has been
particularly badly
affected. The choice of an historical map of Africa
for the OSGeoLive
background must be informed by the actions of those
who used it and
their impact on the people of Africa, as well
consider of the
current-day appropriateness of the labels used on the
map. I would
follow the advice of the Africa Local Chapter and the
Dar es Salaam
LOC.

Kind regards,
Ben.

On 28/07/18 09:23, Mark Iliffe wrote:

I would vote for the map that you'd listed, but
linking in the Africa Local
Chapter :-)

Cheers,

Mark

    On 27 July 2018 at 08:32, Cameron Shorter
mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:

The time has come to select a background
image for our next OSGeoLive
release, which is scheduled to be ready in
time for FOSS4G Dar es Salaam,
and we are looking for inspiration for a
background image.

Traditionally, we have drawn inspiration from
the image from the
conference location, and are hoping that
someone with a mapping or artistic
eye can suggest an interesting map, or image
that we can use. The image
needs to be available under an open license,
and will likely need to be
shaded so that icons will still stand out
against it.

I'm wonder

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeoLive] Suggestions for a background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme

2018-07-30 Thread Cameron Shorter
Another idea which I suspect would work would be to have a translucent 
map image, with transparent African image imposed over it - like an 
elephant over an OSM basemap. Is there someone with a little graphical 
flair who would want to put such an image together?



On 30/07/2018 5:59 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:


-0 from me for an OSM basemap for OSGeoLive (unless someone wants to 
enhance the image).


Reasons: While I think it is great to promote OSM, I think that it is 
best if we can add a bit of creative flair to each OSGeoLive release. 
Using OSM is using something most of us will already be familiar with 
and won't have a "Wow" factor (unless someone volunteers to develop a 
new and cool style for the basemap). Also, we want each release to 
look different to the last so that people can easily recognise the 
difference, and using an OSM image every year won't show such an 
obvious difference (unless combined with another image in some cool way).



On 30/07/2018 6:26 AM, Ketty Adoch wrote:

Thank you Mark!

+1 to the OSM Map with a focus on Dar Es Salaam- 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472 
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472>


PS: I do not even see our people on Nikolaj Cyon's imagined map, 
perhaps we were still in transit to Uganda from the Ethiopian 
Mountains or somewhere in the Bahr el Ghazal (Sudan) :-)



best,

--

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On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 6:34 PM, Mark Iliffe <mailto:markili...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Hi All,

There is a discussion below that needs your voice!

Cheers,

Mark

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:


*From:* Maelle Vercauteren mailto:maver...@ulb.ac.be>>
*Date:* 29 July 2018 at 11:01:25 GMT-4
*To:* Ben Caradoc-Davies mailto:b...@transient.nz>>
*Cc:* OSGeo Discussions mailto:discuss@lists.osgeo.org>>, osgeol...@lists.osgeo.org
<mailto:osgeol...@lists.osgeo.org>
*Subject:* *Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeoLive] Suggestions for a
background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme*

Hello,

I take this occasion to share this map of Africa that I like. It
was Africa if colonialism had not occurred as imagined by
Nikolaj Cyon :

https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/
<https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/>

If the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar es Salaam LOC likes it
too, we could try to contact the artist and see if we can use it...

Kind Regards,
Maë//e

2018-07-29 0:17 GMT+02:00 Ben Caradoc-Davies mailto:b...@transient.nz>>:

Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania
or Dar es Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like
advice from the LOC. It would be great to give Dar es Salaam
the same prominence (OSGeoLive background) as previous
FOSS4G hosts.

The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as
myself.  :-(

Kind regards,
Ben.


On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:

Hello all,

Ben you are with your comment.

What do you think instead about an actual OSM Map from
Dar Es Salaam - that shows how great the region is mapped
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472>

or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.

Astrid

Am 28.07.2018 00:17 schrieb Ben Caradoc-Davies:

I love historical maps. However, maps have been both
the tool and
emblem of colonisation, by which Africa has been
particularly badly
affected. The choice of an historical map of Africa
for the OSGeoLive
background must be informed by the actions of those
who used it and
their impact on the people of Africa, as well
consider of the
current-day appropriateness of the labels used on
the map. I would
follow the advice of the Africa Local Chapter and
the Dar es Salaam
LOC.

Kind regards,
Ben.

On 28/07/18 09:23, Mark Iliffe wrote:

I would vote for the map that you'd listed, but
linking in the Africa Local
Chapter :-)

Cheers,

        Mark

On 27 July 2018 at 08:32, Cameron Shorter
mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:

The time has come to select a background
image for our next OSGeoLive
release, which is scheduled to be ready in
time for FOSS4G Dar es Salaam,
and we a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeoLive] Suggestions for a background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme

2018-07-30 Thread Cameron Shorter
-0 from me for an OSM basemap for OSGeoLive (unless someone wants to 
enhance the image).


Reasons: While I think it is great to promote OSM, I think that it is 
best if we can add a bit of creative flair to each OSGeoLive release. 
Using OSM is using something most of us will already be familiar with 
and won't have a "Wow" factor (unless someone volunteers to develop a 
new and cool style for the basemap). Also, we want each release to look 
different to the last so that people can easily recognise the 
difference, and using an OSM image every year won't show such an obvious 
difference (unless combined with another image in some cool way).



On 30/07/2018 6:26 AM, Ketty Adoch wrote:

Thank you Mark!

+1 to the OSM Map with a focus on Dar Es Salaam- 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472 
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472>


PS: I do not even see our people on Nikolaj Cyon's imagined map, 
perhaps we were still in transit to Uganda from the Ethiopian 
Mountains or somewhere in the Bahr el Ghazal (Sudan) :-)



best,

--

Ketty


On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 6:34 PM, Mark Iliffe <mailto:markili...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Hi All,

There is a discussion below that needs your voice!

Cheers,

Mark

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:


*From:* Maelle Vercauteren mailto:maver...@ulb.ac.be>>
*Date:* 29 July 2018 at 11:01:25 GMT-4
*To:* Ben Caradoc-Davies mailto:b...@transient.nz>>
*Cc:* OSGeo Discussions mailto:discuss@lists.osgeo.org>>, osgeol...@lists.osgeo.org
<mailto:osgeol...@lists.osgeo.org>
*Subject:* *Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeoLive] Suggestions for a
background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme*

Hello,

I take this occasion to share this map of Africa that I like. It
was Africa if colonialism had not occurred as imagined by Nikolaj
Cyon :

https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/
<https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/>

If the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar es Salaam LOC likes it
too, we could try to contact the artist and see if we can use it...

Kind Regards,
Maë//e

2018-07-29 0:17 GMT+02:00 Ben Caradoc-Davies mailto:b...@transient.nz>>:

Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania
or Dar es Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like
advice from the LOC. It would be great to give Dar es Salaam
the same prominence (OSGeoLive background) as previous FOSS4G
hosts.

The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as
myself.  :-(

Kind regards,
Ben.


On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:

Hello all,

Ben you are with your comment.

What do you think instead about an actual OSM Map from
Dar Es Salaam - that shows how great the region is mapped
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472>

or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.

Astrid

Am 28.07.2018 00:17 schrieb Ben Caradoc-Davies:

I love historical maps. However, maps have been both
the tool and
emblem of colonisation, by which Africa has been
particularly badly
affected. The choice of an historical map of Africa
for the OSGeoLive
background must be informed by the actions of those
who used it and
their impact on the people of Africa, as well
consider of the
current-day appropriateness of the labels used on the
map. I would
follow the advice of the Africa Local Chapter and the
Dar es Salaam
LOC.

Kind regards,
Ben.

On 28/07/18 09:23, Mark Iliffe wrote:

I would vote for the map that you'd listed, but
linking in the Africa Local
Chapter :-)

Cheers,

        Mark

On 27 July 2018 at 08:32, Cameron Shorter
mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:

The time has come to select a background
image for our next OSGeoLive
release, which is scheduled to be ready in
time for FOSS4G Dar es Salaam,
and we are looking for inspiration for a
background image.

Traditionally, we have drawn inspiration from
the image from the
conference location, and are hoping that
someone with a mapping or arti

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeoLive] Suggestions for a background image for next OSGeoLive - with an African theme

2018-07-30 Thread Cameron Shorter
Indeed, this is a beautiful collection of maps. I particularly like the 
language map.


It also has a great story behind it. To date, we haven't linked to the 
story behind the osgeolive basemap, but maybe it is time to start doing so.


The one glitch is the copyright - in that we will be wanting to have the 
map available under an Open license. Maelle, I think it is a good idea 
to reach out to Nikolaj Cyon to sound out if she would like her image to 
be available on an Open Source distribution of software - noting that we 
would be wanting it to be available under an open license. (She might be 
interested in sharing a cut down version of the image in an Open format).


Cheers, Cameron



On 30/07/2018 1:01 AM, Maelle Vercauteren wrote:

Hello,

I take this occasion to share this map of Africa that I like. It was 
Africa if colonialism had not occurred as imagined by Nikolaj Cyon :


https://www.cyon.se/#/alkebulan-1260-ah/

If the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar es Salaam LOC likes it too, we 
could try to contact the artist and see if we can use it...


Kind Regards,
Maë//e

2018-07-29 0:17 GMT+02:00 Ben Caradoc-Davies <mailto:b...@transient.nz>>:


Or an historical noncolonial or postcolonial map of Tanzania or
Dar es Salaam? Or is this even a concern? I would like advice from
the LOC. It would be great to give Dar es Salaam the same
prominence (OSGeoLive background) as previous FOSS4G hosts.

The Africa list rejects email from nonsubscribers such as myself.  :-(

Kind regards,
Ben.


On 29/07/18 04:15, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:

Hello all,

Ben you are with your comment.

What do you think instead about an actual OSM Map from Dar Es
Salaam - that shows how great the region is mapped
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-6.8049/39.2472>

or maybe a nice photo instead of a map.

Astrid

Am 28.07.2018 00:17 schrieb Ben Caradoc-Davies:

I love historical maps. However, maps have been both the
tool and
emblem of colonisation, by which Africa has been
particularly badly
affected. The choice of an historical map of Africa for
the OSGeoLive
background must be informed by the actions of those who
used it and
their impact on the people of Africa, as well consider of the
current-day appropriateness of the labels used on the map.
I would
follow the advice of the Africa Local Chapter and the Dar
es Salaam
LOC.

Kind regards,
Ben.

On 28/07/18 09:23, Mark Iliffe wrote:

I would vote for the map that you'd listed, but
linking in the Africa Local
Chapter :-)

Cheers,

Mark

On 27 July 2018 at 08:32, Cameron Shorter
mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:

The time has come to select a background image for
our next OSGeoLive
release, which is scheduled to be ready in time
for FOSS4G Dar es Salaam,
and we are looking for inspiration for a
background image.

Traditionally, we have drawn inspiration from the
image from the
conference location, and are hoping that someone
with a mapping or artistic
eye can suggest an interesting map, or image that
we can use. The image
needs to be available under an open license, and
will likely need to be
shaded so that icons will still stand out against it.

I'm wondering whether a historic navigating chart
of Africa would be good?
Maybe something like this:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMH-7121-KB_Map_of_Africa.jpg

<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMH-7121-KB_Map_of_Africa.jpg>

Or maybe a drawing of some of the big African animals.

Are there any people in the mapping or African
communities who would be
willing to help us out here?

Warm regards,

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Technology Demystifier
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M +61 (0) 419 142 254Mark Iliffe
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2018-07-27 Thread Cameron Shorter
The time has come to select a background image for our next OSGeoLive 
release, which is scheduled to be ready in time for FOSS4G Dar es 
Salaam, and we are looking for inspiration for a background image.


Traditionally, we have drawn inspiration from the image from the 
conference location, and are hoping that someone with a mapping or 
artistic eye can suggest an interesting map, or image that we can use. 
The image needs to be available under an open license, and will likely 
need to be shaded so that icons will still stand out against it.


I'm wondering whether a historic navigating chart of Africa would be 
good? Maybe something like this:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMH-7121-KB_Map_of_Africa.jpg

Or maybe a drawing of some of the big African animals.

Are there any people in the mapping or African communities who would be 
willing to help us out here?


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Improving Code-of-Conduct

2018-06-22 Thread Cameron Shorter
(Changed title to reflect this conversation is about Code-of-Conduct 
improvements).


Maria,

I'm going to float a "wish-ware" idea here. Wishware is where someone 
wishes for a piece of software (or CoC in this case) and some magic 
geek-fairies go and write it for them because the idea is so good that 
others are attracted to make it happen.


I wish that instead of every foundation and project writing their own 
CoC, everyone bands together and creates a "Code-of-Conduct Foundation" 
which takes responsibility for creating a set of standard Code of 
Conducts, which are maintained by everyone. Something like the Creative 
Commons licenses for data, or the Open Source licenses defined by OSI.


Then we don't need to spend huge amounts of time debating words within 
our CoC, all we do is decide if we go with CoC-Virtual-Forums or 
CoC-Face-Conferences, or CoC-Short-Version, or  (whatever they end 
up being called).


This would require one person initially, growing into a team of people, 
who would draw together the various authors of Codes-of-Conduct, and 
attract a commitment from a few projects to use the new Code-of-Conduct.


Maybe this might be your calling? It would be a huge amount of effort, 
but would also be hugely valuable and an excellent gift to humanity.



On 23/6/18 7:58 am, María Arias de Reyna wrote:



El vie., 22 jun. 2018 23:35, Cameron Shorter 
mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> escribió:



Maria, re the Code-of-Conduct, I agree with Christian. Rewriting
it to create rules which consider all future opportunities for
human conflict is utopian, impractical and ultimately unachievable.


I agree with that. But a static CoC is also impractical, considering 
that in the last years CoCs have advanced a lot and now we know what 
works better on each kind of organizations.


What I propose is to evolve, not to throw all the work already done. 
As I already said on previous mails, the work done was outstanding for 
the time it was written. Which may seem very recently but considering 
how much we have advanced, is already old.


There have been a huge number of person-hours which have been put
into the numerous Code-Of-Conducts which our OSGeo Code-Of-Conduct
was based upon. I think we keep our Code-of-Conduct as simple as
possible, and rely on our underlying morals, ethics, and
collective intelligence to address concerns as they arise.


My plan is not to complicate it, but to make it stronger.

Let me give you one simple example of something that doesn't make 
sense right now:


We cannot say dirty words, but we can harass someone using beautiful 
words as long as we claim good intent. That doesn't make sense.


So, precisely one of the things you quote above as what we should do 
is one of the things that are wrong.


This article can explain the situation better than me: 
https://thebias.com/2017/09/26/how-good-intent-undermines-diversity-and-inclusion/


This would be the easiest thing to propose to change because once you 
understand it, it becomes obvious. But there's more.





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2018-06-22 Thread Cameron Shorter
ggest revising the CoC then, otherwise all the talk about 
supporting diversity is kind of done in vain imho


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How to retire membership status?

2018-06-21 Thread Cameron Shorter

Sara,

+1 to Jeff and Maxi's words of personal support.

We are an effective community when people feel welcomed and participate. 
This doesn't happen when people leave, either silently (as is usually 
the case), or publicly as you have suggested here. We should be able to 
hear people's opinions and respect their right to say them. We should do 
our best to ensure opinions are stated respectfully, and encourage 
forgiveness when we slip up and get a bit passionate.


(We say as much in our Code of Conduct). 
https://www.osgeo.org/code_of_conduct/


Warm regards, Cameron


On 21/6/18 12:26 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:

Hi Sara,

Although we haven't (yet) shared FOSS4G travels together I have to say 
that I truly admire your passion and efforts, and we share a lot of 
the same traits (do-ing, asking questions, diving in, etc.)  I 
strongly second Maxi's words.  You are a leader and a big part of the 
OSGeo community.  Much of what you have been saying or asking I've 
been literally taking notes of how we can improve.  In fact I see you 
taking on more of a role and not less.  I am just speaking from the 
heart and being open.


I know how the written word can be so hurtful these days (and I don't 
want / but yet know that unfortunately my own words here can be 
misinterpreted as taking one side versus another), but I hope this 
public support shown here can give you renewed hope and energy for the 
OSGeo community.


I encourage you to keep being you.

-jeff



On 2018-06-19 2:03 PM, Sara wrote:

Hello community,

Can someone point me at the relevant documentation re: retiring 
current membership status? Specifically, related to Charter membership.


I understand the processes to nominate & add new charter members but 
not clear on how current charter members can retire.


To put it another way: how to edit 
https://www.osgeo.org/about/charter-members/ 
<https://www.osgeo.org/about/charter-members/>?


Thanks,
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[OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Technology folks

2018-04-03 Thread Cameron Shorter
A number of us open source folks drafted a detailed (8 page) submission 
for Australia's next Open Government National Action plan explaining 
numerous aspects of the open communities which Open Government could 
learn from.


This story has been picked up by the Linux Journal and Australia's 
publication for senior public servants, the Mandarin. The messages are 
universally applicable. I'm aware that many of you are involved in 
Government initiatives and hopefully will be able to make use of this 
within your own countries.


http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/what-could-open-government-learn-from.html

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Source folks

2018-04-02 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Rahul,

I thought you might be interest to know that we've put the submission 
into the Australian government, and pointed to this blog post:


http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/what-could-open-government-learn-from.html

Warm regards, Cameron


On 7/3/18 4:08 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:


Thanks for the feedback Rahul,

Would you mind adding your comment into the text of the document (It 
is easier for me to collate comments, and also allows other reviewers 
to see your comments).


I've provided you with review access:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.48b0gqkr8pdy


On 5/3/18 2:36 pm, Rahul Soshte wrote:

Hi Cameron,

A suggestion would be be to add the point of process of making of the 
Laws of a country(Editing the book of rules of Law governing the 
country) collaborative.By that way the Laws would be consistently and 
approriate to the changing times.For example in India,some laws made 
before independence by the British are still prevalent today and I 
presume the same has happened with any other country which was under 
foreign rule for a long time.So a collaborative law making process 
would be more better than a limited set of contributors chosen by the 
government themselves.


Regards,
Rahul Soshte



On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 2:57 AM, Cameron Shorter 
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Folks,

Thanks to those of you who have reviewed the response to the
proposed Open Government National Action Plan. And I know a
number of you are planning to add more feedback this week. (In a
nutshell: The response explains Open Government needs to learn
how to collaborate as effectively as Open Source communities, and
what government needs to change to make this happen).

OSIA folks and Linux Australia Council, I'm formally requesting
that this letter be presented jointly by Open Source Industry
Australia (OSIA) and Linux Australia. What is involved in getting
this permission?

A status update:

* The Linux Journal has offered to publish a piece on this. I'll
be reaching out to other publications in the next couple of weeks
to invite them to publish too. (Suggestions of publications
welcomed).

* I've incorporated most changes suggested so far. I've had a
couple of people suggest a better introduction / exec summary -
which I'll be working on.

* I'm hoping to collate all preliminary feedback within the next
2 weeks (by ~ 16 March).

* Deadline for delivery of our response is 30 March.

Document is here:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#

<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#>

Warm regards, Cameron



On 27/2/18 8:52 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:

The Australian Government has asked for feedback on how they
are going at Open Government, and I've started a draft
response. I'm really keen to make sure that this response is
well constructed because I think that if listened to,
understood, and acted upon, then we can make a huge
difference to the effectiveness of Open Government worldwide
- and by extension, to Open Source as well.

If you have a chance to read and provide review comments, I'd
be very grateful. Email me directly to get review access.

(It will take ~ 10 minutes to read. Longer if you take time
to think about how things should be reworded and consider
what is missing and should be included.)


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi

<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi>



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Source folks

2018-03-06 Thread Cameron Shorter

Thanks for the feedback Rahul,

Would you mind adding your comment into the text of the document (It is 
easier for me to collate comments, and also allows other reviewers to 
see your comments).


I've provided you with review access:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.48b0gqkr8pdy


On 5/3/18 2:36 pm, Rahul Soshte wrote:

Hi Cameron,

A suggestion would be be to add the point of process of making of the 
Laws of a country(Editing the book of rules of Law governing the 
country) collaborative.By that way the Laws would be consistently and 
approriate to the changing times.For example in India,some laws made 
before independence by the British are still prevalent today and I 
presume the same has happened with any other country which was under 
foreign rule for a long time.So a collaborative law making process 
would be more better than a limited set of contributors chosen by the 
government  themselves.


Regards,
Rahul Soshte



On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 2:57 AM, Cameron Shorter 
<cameron.shor...@gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Folks,

Thanks to those of you who have reviewed the response to the
proposed Open Government National Action Plan. And I know a number
of you are planning to add more feedback this week. (In a
nutshell: The response explains Open Government needs to learn how
to collaborate as effectively as Open Source communities, and what
government needs to change to make this happen).

OSIA folks and Linux Australia Council, I'm formally requesting
that this letter be presented jointly by Open Source Industry
Australia (OSIA) and Linux Australia. What is involved in getting
this permission?

A status update:

* The Linux Journal has offered to publish a piece on this. I'll
be reaching out to other publications in the next couple of weeks
to invite them to publish too. (Suggestions of publications welcomed).

* I've incorporated most changes suggested so far. I've had a
couple of people suggest a better introduction / exec summary -
which I'll be working on.

* I'm hoping to collate all preliminary feedback within the next 2
weeks (by ~ 16 March).

* Deadline for delivery of our response is 30 March.

Document is here:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#

<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#>

Warm regards, Cameron



On 27/2/18 8:52 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:

The Australian Government has asked for feedback on how they
are going at Open Government, and I've started a draft
response. I'm really keen to make sure that this response is
well constructed because I think that if listened to,
understood, and acted upon, then we can make a huge difference
to the effectiveness of Open Government worldwide - and by
extension, to Open Source as well.

If you have a chance to read and provide review comments, I'd
be very grateful. Email me directly to get review access.

(It will take ~ 10 minutes to read. Longer if you take time to
think about how things should be reworded and consider what is
missing and should be included.)


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi

<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi>



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Source folks

2018-03-04 Thread Cameron Shorter

Folks,

Thanks to those of you who have reviewed the response to the proposed 
Open Government National Action Plan. And I know a number of you are 
planning to add more feedback this week. (In a nutshell: The response 
explains Open Government needs to learn how to collaborate as 
effectively as Open Source communities, and what government needs to 
change to make this happen).


OSIA folks and Linux Australia Council, I'm formally requesting that 
this letter be presented jointly by Open Source Industry Australia 
(OSIA) and Linux Australia. What is involved in getting this permission?


A status update:

* The Linux Journal has offered to publish a piece on this. I'll be 
reaching out to other publications in the next couple of weeks to invite 
them to publish too. (Suggestions of publications welcomed).


* I've incorporated most changes suggested so far. I've had a couple of 
people suggest a better introduction / exec summary - which I'll be 
working on.


* I'm hoping to collate all preliminary feedback within the next 2 weeks 
(by ~ 16 March).


* Deadline for delivery of our response is 30 March.

Document is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#

Warm regards, Cameron


On 27/2/18 8:52 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
The Australian Government has asked for feedback on how they are going 
at Open Government, and I've started a draft response. I'm really keen 
to make sure that this response is well constructed because I think 
that if listened to, understood, and acted upon, then we can make a 
huge difference to the effectiveness of Open Government worldwide - 
and by extension, to Open Source as well.


If you have a chance to read and provide review comments, I'd be very 
grateful. Email me directly to get review access.


(It will take ~ 10 minutes to read. Longer if you take time to think 
about how things should be reworded and consider what is missing and 
should be included.)


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi 





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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Source folks

2018-02-27 Thread Cameron Shorter

Thanks, you have some good ideas in here Marc.

Would you mind adding them as a comment in the document as people who 
are doing the editing can see each others comments and track changes.


I've set you up with review access to the document.

Thanks Cameron


On 27/2/18 9:28 pm, Marc Vloemans wrote:

Hi Cameron,

Great to have such comprehensive argument in writing. The deadline of 15th 
March allows me only to jot down some quick notions.

The business/market side of things is relatively underrepresented, while being 
essential for project sustainability. Could I suggest the following.

Open collaboration on eg code in/by governmental bodies requires explicit 
interaction with ‘the market’. And that is precisely where gov bodies/agencies 
usually are or feel or should be hamstrung.

This is entails some notions (some of these touched upon, but may need to be 
made more explicit);
- most gov organisations simply don’t have the tech skills in-house to 
participate on a technical level with (or instigate) Dev communities
- or capabilities to otherwise engage with communities
- these orgs have to rely on external experts; most notably service suppliers
- or build their internal expertise, which will be difficult, expensive and not 
the ‘core business’ of government
- in any case, gov bodies have to go beyond traditional supply-demand 
interactions
- while safe guarding pre-competitive behaviour
- OS foundations usually provide that environment of necessary 
vendor-neutrality (besides the elements of meritocracy etc you mention) and 
pre-comp interactions

I feel your doc would benefit from the extra angle where you address 
public-private collaboration with a particularly view as to the ‘how’. The 
‘why’ and ‘what’ of the argument depend on that. Unless the practicalities are 
addressed it is (too) easy for sceptics to just say ‘no’.

My two cents

Kind regards,
Marc Vloemans



Op 27 feb. 2018 om 00:18 heeft Dirk Frigne <dirk.fri...@geosparc.com> het 
volgende geschreven:

Cameron,

Nice initiative.
Now it is a bit to late for me, but if you can grant me review access, I
will review and comment tommorow.

Dirk.


On 26-02-18 22:52, Cameron Shorter wrote:
The Australian Government has asked for feedback on how they are going
at Open Government, and I've started a draft response. I'm really keen
to make sure that this response is well constructed because I think that
if listened to, understood, and acted upon, then we can make a huge
difference to the effectiveness of Open Government worldwide - and by
extension, to Open Source as well.

If you have a chance to read and provide review comments, I'd be very
grateful. Email me directly to get review access.

(It will take ~ 10 minutes to read. Longer if you take time to think
about how things should be reworded and consider what is missing and
should be included.)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi



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[OSGeo-Discuss] What Open Government can learn from us Open Source folks

2018-02-26 Thread Cameron Shorter
The Australian Government has asked for feedback on how they are going 
at Open Government, and I've started a draft response. I'm really keen 
to make sure that this response is well constructed because I think that 
if listened to, understood, and acted upon, then we can make a huge 
difference to the effectiveness of Open Government worldwide - and by 
extension, to Open Source as well.


If you have a chance to read and provide review comments, I'd be very 
grateful. Email me directly to get review access.


(It will take ~ 10 minutes to read. Longer if you take time to think 
about how things should be reworded and consider what is missing and 
should be included.)


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNdh4_A_cIpaHqLRFOgpvAY3JSo0Ueraam39UHFOGHs/edit#heading=h.5zu4u4o3l7zi

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Advocate list missing

2018-02-12 Thread Cameron Shorter

Looking at the internet archive, I see it did work here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20170608053644/https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate

The process used to work as explained here:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Process_for_becoming_an_OSGeo_Advocate

On 13/2/18 9:51 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
Looking at the history here - 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=OSGeo_Advocate=history


I am not sure I see a change removing a list, do you know this worked?

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On 12 February 2018 at 12:00, Cameron Shorter 
<cameron.shor...@gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Hi all,

It appears that the list of people that used to be on the OSGeo
Advocate list is missing:

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate>

Does anyone know what happened to it?

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[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Advocate list missing

2018-02-12 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi all,

It appears that the list of people that used to be on the OSGeo Advocate 
list is missing:


https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Tackling the Open Source dilemma

2017-11-25 Thread Cameron Shorter
I tackled "The Open Source dilemma" at the recent QGIS conference here 
in Sydney, Australia. Hopefully it might have some slides which others 
might be able to use:


/Looked at through the lens of traditional management, Open Source 
collaboration is time consuming, imprecise, unreliable, hard to manage, 
rarely addresses short term objectives, and hard to quantify in a 
business case.And yet, in a digital economy, collaborative communities 
regularly out-innovate and out-compete closed or centrally controlled 
initiatives./


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My feelings about board elections

2017-10-31 Thread Cameron Shorter
talk about OSGeo, many of them were surprised. They 
knew about FOSS4G just because the geoinquietos from Argentina placed 
it on their doorstep. But, OSGeo? What's that? Aaah, the same thing 
they have been doing but on an English-speaking community.


We have lost Asia, but we have a window to South America. And that's 
very important.


And, wait, have we lost Asia? Does it mean that if there is no board 
member from Asia, Asia is going to disappear or something?


If you think it will help, we can have something like one 
representative for each chapter as advisor or watcher of the board. 
Why not? Let each chapter decide who to "send", like embassadors. I 
think that would be a good approach to get closer to different 
communities.



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election

2017-10-21 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Jeff,

This must have been a tough call for you. I think you have made the 
right call.


I also stand by my previous statements about your great personal 
characteristics and contributions to OSGeo:


On 13/10/17 6:32 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>
> I really like and respect Jeff. He has contributed many great things 
to OSGeo and touched many of us in positive ways. ...

>
> I've said the following about Jeff :
>
> I see in you someone who has some wonderful characteristics which 
you apply to OSGeo:

>    You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.
>
> There are a few things that sometimes cause friction:
> You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.
>
> As with all of us, our strengths in one circumstance become a 
weakness in another.


On 11/12/15 11:00 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I'm very hopeful that OSGeo is not an "all or nothing" decision for 
you. As you know, there are many roles that people play within OSGeo, 
and I'm hopeful that you might consider aligning with at least one. One 
thing that immediately comes to mind is the out reach role you have 
filled so well over the years. You are very good at "touching the guy 
who sits in the back row and inspiring and empowering them".


I do plan to take you up on your offer of a beer together when we are in 
the same city, at the same time next. My shout.


With the greatest of respect,
Cameron Shorter


On 21/10/17 11:34 pm, Jeff McKenna wrote:

Dear CRO,

Please accept my withdrawal from the Board election.  I am sorry to 
cause all of the problems so clearly explained by so many here 
publicly this election.


I wish to take the time now to thank all of the candidates for 
volunteering their time for the OSGeo community.


Yours,

-Jeff McKenna


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2017-10-16 Thread Cameron Shorter
Thank you Jody for tackling what I think are hard questions, and being 
prepared to disagree. You are right, on re-reading I can see that my 
questions are leading to a specific answer. I do acknowledge the value 
of face-to-face meetings.


Maxi, great to see your responses - it is showing a community empowered 
to engage, which I think is really valuable. You are right, anyone can 
contribute to OSGeo. Why don't more people do so?


I suggest that the effectiveness of OSGeo's cross-community 
collaboration lapsed a few years ago, and has just started to recover in 
the last year or so.


I think that there are a few factors for this:

* There were lapses in respect between individuals, leading to 
unpleasant, "off topic" and sometimes noisy discussions which people 
preferred to avoid.


* There were shifts away from productive "bottom up" conversations; 
shifts toward "political" conversations; toward people "calling rank" 
using "you should ..." language; toward people being hindered from 
scratching their itch; toward ideas without practical implementation 
plans and without volunteers taking actions.


* Overall, it meant the "Return on effort", "Signal to Noise Ratio" and 
"Enjoyment from being involved" for each person in the community was 
reduced.


I feel that the OSGeo board plays a part in setting the tone for OSGeo 
communication which in turn effects the level of engagement from the 
community. So I'm hopeful we will see our board continuing to improve on 
these factors.


Warm regards, Cameron

On 16/10/17 9:23 pm, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:

i'm not a board member but i'd like to answer anyway... :-D

1. OSGeo committees are already empowered to take decision, the board 
have to ratify them and eventually, in case ask for revision. This is 
a normal structure of control to guarantee the whole community.


2. I think the community is made by person, that interact each others 
to build trust and relationships. Without participation and presence 
in person one cannot really say he understand the community, so 
support presence to strategic events of board members is needed.


3. People can empower them-self, OSGeo is very open and anyone is more 
then welcome to give his view and ideas. The main weak point of OSGeo 
I think is the community, which is too silent also when a call for 
opinion is rise.


Cheers, Maxi


On 17/10/17 2:44 am, Jody Garnett wrote:

I think Maxi beat us all to answering and has spoken very well.

On 16 October 2017 at 03:11, Cameron Shorter 
<cameron.shor...@gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com>> wrote:


OSGeo Board Candidates,

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on these ideas. Most
pertinently:

1. How do you feel about empowering OSGeo committees, avoiding
over-riding committee decisions in all but exceptional
circumstances. (Board members can join committees)?

Your question is a bit leading - in assuming an answer about over-riding.

I think we have a mechanism in place to empower committees:

- negotiating a mandate with the committee,  which can be revised as 
required (we saw the conference committee take on an additional 
responsibility this year)

- providing a budget for activities, although this plays a smaller role

By negotiating a mandate the board is empowering a committee, that 
negotiation may or may not include the ability to over-ride a 
committee decision. The incubation committee for example has a direct 
note about independence. This is also why I am interested in seeing 
committee and project officers covered by our insurance - each 
committee is provided considerable responsibility and should be backed 
accordingly.


The key glitch, that I have talked through with several committee 
chairs, is the realization how much responsibility their committee has 
- and that the group do not have to wait on the board for approval. 
They have a mandate, and are left with the the much tougher task of 
gathering together and motivating our volunteers and contributors.


I do not want to over emphasis the role of a budget - we have direct 
evidence that we are a volunteer driven organization in that our 
committees lack active volunteers to spend the money they outline each 
year.


Board members, the individuals, can of course join committees. Keep in 
mind they would then be operating as committee members (tracking the 
purpose of that committee) and not be given any additional responsibility.


I also really like the idea of short term initiatives that are formed 
to tackle a idea, and dissolve when the their goal is accomplished.  I 
think this is a great thing for the board, or any committee, to do. I 
would love to see more focused "initiatives" gathering together 
interested parties from across our organization.


2. How do you feel about minimising the perception of board
positions being considered as a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-16 Thread Cameron Shorter
motion, one-on-one mentoring etc...).*
*- providing child care (this helps families attend)*

*Since these haver not been advocated by members of our community I am
only **comfortable providing guidance on providing a safe space. Perhaps
some of **these ideas can be tried out at regional conferences first.*

*6) time of year*

*The events have moved from September/October to August placing it in the **way
of European holidays. With the bulk of our contributors in Europe this **has
affected how many of our contributors can attend.*

**Guidance: *Request September / October event (to maximize contributors
who **can attend).*

*I understand next years event has plans to turn this into a holiday for 
**families
which is a cunning plan.*

*7) travel / accommodation*

*I would like to avoid prime tourist season to avoid asking attendees pay **high
airfair and accommodation costs. We did not have the number in the 
**affordability
report to back this up (but Michael Smith was going to look **things up).*

**Guidance: *Request September / October event (to avoid peak tourist *
*season).*


Followed by:

*> 5) diversity*

*On reflection I am a bit uncomfortable offering guidance here - lacking
the **needed perspective. I would ask that the conference committee
consider **diversity as a selection criteria, but would hold off on
providing specific **advice listed above. I recognize that the board as a
whole is a diverse **body and may be in position to offer guidance.*

*I just don't think it is my place either as a board member (need to
trust **the marketing committee) or as a white male (can offer only
concern, not **perspective).*

*Aside: This whole discussion has increased my respect for the conference 
**committee,
this is tough stuff. I thank those who contribute positively as **part of
the conference committee.*



The thing to note is that as a board member we can offer guidance, or in
extreme cases provide a mandate to a group that wishes to act. I you asked
me "*HOW do you wish to correct this" * the answer would be to join the
conference committe and help out, an ability each of us has as a volunteer.

The conference committee has my trust, and as I understand they are deeply
aware and concerned about this issue.
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On 15 October 2017 at 16:56, Jody Garnett<jody.garn...@gmail.com>  wrote:


We actually have solid numbers for this, a report was provided at the
Boston meeting that kind of answers this to my satisfaction.

I was waiting for it to be shared with the membership, since your
question was one I have been asked repeatedly over the last six months,
especially at foss4ge.

I would really like you to be able to read the report and reach your own
conclusion.

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 4:45 PM Ravi Kumar<manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
wrote:


Question  (would be Board).  'Do you agree that FOSS4G is turning out to
be a hangout for those who can afford it'.. costs (of participation) are
so high that many might not afford.. If selected to the board HOW do you
wish to correct this..

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Ideas for a future OSGeo Board

2017-10-16 Thread Cameron Shorter

Helmut,

Your question is good, and I only have a partial answer which extends on 
Jody's response.


I feel that while people are comfortable to openly disagree on technical 
concepts they feel very uncomfortable speaking ill of others on a 
personal level.


Organically grown Open Source communities naturally form a hierarchy 
around principles of Meritocracy and Do-ocracy. There is not need for 
voting for positions, people naturally assume a role based on what they 
are doing. Open Source communities are successful if they master 
collaboration.


The concept of voting for positions, as we do in elections, is a concept 
borrowed from command-and-control hierarchies, and I feel doesn't fit 
well with our Open Source ethos. I could expand, but I think I've 
written more than my quota on this email list for the moment.


Cheers, Cameron

On 15/10/17 12:54 pm, Jody Garnett wrote:
I think Cameron described the reasoning, not wanting to disrupt 
relationships. Cameron is probably in an awkward position, as if often 
the case when people reach out privately, where he stuck determining 
if people are asking him to speak for them or they simply want someone 
to listen.


OSGeo is an open and friendly community and we strive to have our 
communication and decision making in a transparent manner (the same 
standards we hold our project steering committees to during incubation).


Nevertheless we have a number of private channels of communication in 
our organization, for example during charter member nominations there 
was an opportunity to contact the CRO privately if anyone was troubled 
by a nomination. During incubation we make a mentor available for 
private communication, as often there are legal questions to discuss. 
The projects have a private list for security vulnerabilities. The 
board also has a private email list which is useful for negotiating 
partner relationships.


With respect to the board elections I really appreciate Gert-Jan's 
approach of asking candidates questions, it was illuminating, explored 
some important issues and gave everyone a chance to respond.


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On 14 October 2017 at 15:14, Helmut Kudrnovsky <hel...@web.de 
<mailto:hel...@web.de>> wrote:


Cameron Shorter:
>I've had a number of people reach out to me privately, related to the
>upcoming OSGeo Board elections.

Cameron, any idea why a number of people aren't
articulating/communicating by themselves here on
the OSGeo discuss ML related to the upcoming OSGeo Board elections?

OSGeo, as I understand it, is an open and friendly community and
every discussion input is welcome.

kind regards
Helmut

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2017-10-15 Thread Cameron Shorter
 with bottom-up Meritocracy and Do-ocracy.

 *

   Wherever possible, decisions should be made at the committee,
   chapter or project level, with the board merely providing hands-off
   oversight. This empowers and enables our sub-communities.

 *

   Let’s identify strategic topics where the OSGeo board would benefit
   from consultation with charter membership and work out how this
   could be accomplished efficiently and effectively.

 *

   Let’s embrace and encourage new blood into our leadership ranks,
   while retaining access to our wise old white beards.

 *

   The one top-down task for the board is based around allocation of
   OSGeo’s (minimal) budget.

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2017-10-13 Thread Cameron Shorter
I've had a number of people reach out to me privately, related to the 
upcoming OSGeo Board elections. I'm experiencing community members being 
thoughtful and considered, as well as being respectful and sensitive to 
people's feelings and mindful of current relationships.


Over the upcoming weekend, and before OSGeo Board election starts, I'll 
be compiling my thoughts. I'll be considering the feedback I've been 
provided. I will respect privacy and not mention names of people from 
whom I'm collating ideas from.


Feel free to privately email me ideas you feel I should consider.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-12 Thread Cameron Shorter

Nicolas, Jeff, OSGeo Community:

I really like and respect Jeff. He has contributed many great things to 
OSGeo and touched many of us in positive ways. However, while on the 
board I've seen personality clashes where Jeff has sent passionate 
emails with what I consider to be an unacceptable level of aggression 
and disrespect for a board member, and which I believe has led to 
community members leaving or becoming disengaged [3].


Jeff appears to have ignored my question. I'm disappointed but not 
surprised. I've seen Jeff to be quick to engage on topics and people he 
agrees with; but ignore tough questions; in the extreme resigning from 
the board. Maybe I'm being hasty, I see Jeff has just posted his 
candidate manifesto as I write this and he may explain his previous 
resignations soon.


I've said the following about Jeff after he resigned previously [4]:

/    I see in you someone who has some wonderful characteristics which 
you apply to OSGeo://

//   You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.//
//
//    There are a few things that sometimes cause friction://
//    You are passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated to task.//
//
//    As with all of us, our strengths in one circumstance become a 
weakness in another./


I love Jeff, but would hope that he provides some of our other excellent 
board candidates with a chance to be on the board, and hope that Jeff 
focuses on some of the other roles that he does so well.


Warm regards, Cameron

[3] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2015-November/033014.html

[4] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008829.html


On 13/10/17 3:32 am, Rob Emanuele wrote:

Hi Toshikazu, Nick,

Despite the fact that I have not been around long enough or have not 
been in the right places to see directly a lot of the impact that Jeff 
has had on the community, it's very clear from many accounts that he 
has been an amazing and important figure in OSGeo (a Sol Katz award 
speaks very clearly to this!). However I feel remiss if I don't point 
out the following observation: as a newer member to the OSGeo 
community in the past couple of years, I've seen some intense and 
surprising conflict happen on the mailing lists that were centered 
around or included Jeff, which played out in ways that I believe were 
not good for community, and were also not healing in their conclusions.


If there is a custom of only speaking positively on someone's 
nomination thread, then I apologize. I do not want to detract from 
praise that is well deserved. Is there a more appropriate place talk 
through, address and hopefully dismiss reservations about a nominee, 
and to also call for answers to the questions Cameron has posted?


Thanks,
Rob



On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Toshikazu SETO <toss...@gmail.com 
<mailto:toss...@gmail.com>> wrote:


I also support the second nomination of Jeff McKenna.

He think important to friendship with all OSGeo communities,
because I am proud of his philosophy.

I think, this thread will use comments on nominations and should
not deep discuss to previous FOSS4G
circumstanceand responsibility.

Best regards,
Toshikazu



On 12/10/17 4:23 pm, nicolas bozon wrote:

Dear Cameron,

I appreciate the time and effort you have put into framing questions 
and remarks for Jeff, although that sounds rather unusual in a Board 
nomination thread.


As a Charter Member nominating Jeff, I thought that bygones were 
bygones when we honored him with the prestigious Sol Katz award at 
FOSS4G 2016. The thunderous applause from one and all present at the 
Bundeshaus on August 27th 2016 still rings in my ears. And I think 
none in our community would have missed the passion that emanated from 
Jeff in his short acceptance speech, but also the continued  effort he 
has silently put in helping the Foundation since then.


Whishing all candidates a great campain and election.

Best regards,

Nick





Le mercredi 11 octobre 2017, Steven Feldman <shfeld...@gmail.com 
<mailto:shfeld...@gmail.com>> a écrit :


Jeff

I agree with Cameron, I think the charter members are entitled to
an explanation as to why you resigned from the board twice in the
middle of a period of service.

I, for one, would like to understand the basis on which we can be
assured that if you are elected for a third time the pattern of
resignation will not be repeated

Regards
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On 9 Oct 2017, at 21:42, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shor...@gmail.com> wrote:

Jeff,

I've had a number of people correct me to note that you have
resigned twice from the board. Also from the conference committee
and FOSS4G mentoring role as the global FOSS4G China was facing
very hard decisions based on low registration numbers.

References:

Resignation from board in 2015:
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-09 Thread Cameron Shorter

Jeff,

I've had a number of people correct me to note that you have resigned 
twice from the board. Also from the conference committee and FOSS4G 
mentoring role as the global FOSS4G China was facing very hard decisions 
based on low registration numbers.


References:

Resignation from board in 2015: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-December/008820.html


Resignation from board and conference committee in 2012: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-February/004544.html


Stepping back from mentoring FOSS4G China: 
https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2012-January/004514.html


Lessons Learned from FOSS4G China: 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012_Lessons_Learned




On 9/10/17 10:01 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:


Jeff,

While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic toward 
OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some unanswered 
questions which should be addressed.


In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board 
mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I don't 
think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware that there 
was some passionate discussion happening in public email lists at the 
time.


If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an 
explanation should be provided.


Regards, Cameron


On 9/10/17 8:48 am, nicolas bozon wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of 
Directors election.


Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and 
i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless 
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His 
leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities 
made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add 
more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the 
User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.


Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep 
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo 
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff 
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to 
help build locally and to represent globally.


Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i 
believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us 
all welcome Jeff back at the Board!



Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids 
Jeff to confirm to himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board 
Nominations page still need to be updated, could you please Vasile ? 
Sorry for shortening the nomination process in this special case.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-09 Thread Cameron Shorter

Jeff,

While I agree with others that you have been very enthusiastic toward 
OSGeo ideals, I'm also believe that there are some unanswered questions 
which should be addressed.


In particular, a while back you stepped down from the OSGeo Board 
mid-term, while you were in the position of OSGeo president. I don't 
think a public explanation was provided, but I was aware that there was 
some passionate discussion happening in public email lists at the time.


If you are considering sitting on the board again, I think an 
explanation should be provided.


Regards, Cameron


On 9/10/17 8:48 am, nicolas bozon wrote:


It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of 
Directors election.


Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and 
i would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless 
contributions over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His 
leadership and long involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities 
made him the Winner of the Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add 
more. For those of you who may really not know Jeff yet, the 
User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read before you vote.


Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep 
understanding of both the director role and the current OSGeo 
strategic plan. Experienced with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff 
also knows a lot about projects and people. He is always ready to help 
build locally and to represent globally.


Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i 
believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us 
all welcome Jeff back at the Board!



Best regards,

Nicolas Bozon


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Jeff McKenna agreed to be nominated and i decided to send the 
nomination directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids 
Jeff to confirm to himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board 
Nominations page still need to be updated, could you please Vasile ? 
Sorry for shortening the nomination process in this special case.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Vicky Vergara

2017-10-08 Thread Cameron Shorter

+1 for Vicky Vergara.

I've worked closely with Vicky on the OSGeo-Live project and have been 
impressed with her boundless energy, infectious enthusiasm, innovative 
ideas, deep practical experience, encouraging of the community around her.


Cameron Shorter


On 9/10/17 4:27 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:

Forwarding a duplicate nomination for Vicky, from Daniel Kastl, below:


On 2017-10-07 10:00 PM, Daniel Kastl wrote:
> Dear CRO,
>
> It's my pleasure to nominate Vicky Vergara [1] as a member of the
> OSGeo Board.
>
> Vicky is an economist and computer scientist, pgRouting fan and
> developer, and she is a free software advocate. She is very active in
> several OSGeo communities and FOSS4G projects, and she is very
> passionate about the projects she is involved in [2].
>
> Vicky's contributions and commitment to the pgRouting project [3] have
> helped to make it an agile OSGeo community project with active new 
users

> and contributors. Beside being a core contributor and PSC member of the
> pgRouting project, Vicky is also a PSC member of the OSGeo Live project
> [4] and a very active mentor for OSGeo's Google Summer of Code 
program [5].

>
> Vicky lives in Mexico City and works for remotely for Georepublic. She
> will also be able to speak for the Latin-American local OSGeo
> communities, that are currently not well represented in the OSGeo 
board.

>
> I'm sure, that Vicky would be an excellent board member!
>
> Best regards,
> Daniel
>
>
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Cvvergara
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Cvvergara>
> https://github.com/cvvergara
> http://pgrouting.org/
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Management
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Management>
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2017
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2017>
>
>
> --
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Nominating Jody Garnett to serve another term as an OSGeo Board member

2017-10-05 Thread Cameron Shorter

Dear CRO,

I would like to nominate Jody Garnett to serve on the OSGeo Board for 
another 2 year term. If I were to select a few words to describe Jody's 
last term I'd say that he has been:


Impactful, insightful; inspiring to others; leading by example; 
experienced in the ways that open source communities work; prepared to 
tackle the less exciting problems; encouraging; practical and realistic. 
Jody's contributions to the OSGeo board has been hugely valuable to 
date, and I'm incredibly grateful that he has accepted to run for 
another term.


For background: Jody has served on the OSGeo board for 2 years, he 
chairs the OSGeo Incubation committee, was on the FOSS4G 2007 and FOSS4G 
2009 organising committees, has presented regularly at conferences and 
workshops, is on the Project Steering Committees for UDig, GeoTools, 
GeoServer, and is a regular contributor to numerous OSGeo email lists.


Warm regards,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Astrid Emde

2017-10-02 Thread Cameron Shorter

+1 for Astrid.

I've worked closely with Astrid on the OSGeo-Live project and believe 
she posses characteristics which are valuable for OSGeo:


* She leads by example, and often does the hard or boring work.

* She is encouraging and enabling of others, which helps works well in 
our "do-ocracy" environment.


* She has been actively involved in the promotion of OSGeo and OSGeo 
projects. OSGeo is blessed with having many awesome technical people, 
but we have less people actively involved in promotion - and we need 
both to be successful.


Warm regards, Cameron

On 3/10/17 8:07 am, Marc Vloemans wrote:

+1 for Astrid

In the short time that I have come to know Astrid she proved to be an 
asset to the foundation. From Foss4g 2016 in Bonn onwards she has been 
a driving force in the Marketing Committee. From continuous 
contributing to marketing tactics to hands-on dealing with collateral 
production ranging from Live USB to translation of info sheets.

All the while being critical yet compassionate.

Kind regards,
Marc Vloemans


Op 2 okt. 2017 om 22:25 heeft Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com 
<mailto:jody.garn...@gmail.com>> het volgende geschreven:


I really appreciate Astrid's kindness and leadership on the OSGeo 
Marketing team, she would be a great asset to our organization as a 
director.


--
Jody Garnett

On 2 October 2017 at 11:34, Jeff McKenna 
<jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com 
<mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:


Forwarding nomination of Astrid Emde by Venkatesh Raghavan & Jeff
McKenna. The Board Nominations page has been updated:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017>


-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections



 Forwarded Message 

It gives us great pleasure to nominate Astrid Emde as a member of
the OSGeo Board.

Astrid [1] needs no introduction for most in our community; for
the few who may not yet be fully aware of Astrid’s contributions,
she is an (hyper) active member of OSGeo for many years. She is a
PSC member of the Mapbender [2] and OSGeo Live projects [3].
Apart from being a regular contributor at global and regional
FOSS4G conferences, Astrid is the force behind the German
language OSGeo Local Chapter FOSSGIS e.V. [4] ever since its
inception. She is also involved in showcasing OSGeo at
mega-events like INTERGEO [5] and scientific conferences like
AGIT [6].

Astrid relentlessly promotes OSGeo by organizing community
events, code sprints, workshops on a variety of OSGeo software,
and documentation/translation. More recently, her excellent
communication skills are being put to effective use in our
Marketing Committee.

We would like to thank Astrid for kindly agreeing to spare her
time for the added responsibility of serving the OSGeo Foundation
as a member of the Board.

Yours,

Venka & Jeff

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Astrid_Emde
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Astrid_Emde>
[2] http://www.mapbender.org/
[3] https://live.osgeo.org/
[4] https://www.fossgis.de/
[5] http://www.intergeo.de/intergeo-en/
<http://www.intergeo.de/intergeo-en/>
[6] http://www.agit.at/






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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for Google Code-in mentors - OSGeo-Live

2017-09-28 Thread Cameron Shorter
Vicky suggested the Google Code-In at our last OSGeo-Live weekly IRC 
meeting.


OSGeo-Live could be a good starting point to initiate tasks for 
activities. In particular, I think we could invite students to create a 
video for each of the OSGeo-Live quickstarts (1 task = 1 application's 
quickstart video).


The task could be:

* Download OSGeo-Live.

* Review and run one of the OSGeo-Live quickstarts.

* Discuss progress with community

* Identify any errors you might locate in the quickstart text. Raise an 
issue if required. (Bonus points: fix the issue and create a pull request)


* Record running of the quickstart with voice over, using the existing 
script as guidance.


* Update our index documentation page to include a link to the video and 
add the student's name to the project contributor's page. Create a git 
pull request.


--

What the student will learn:

* How to engage an open source community and mentor via an email list.

* How to download and run an image in a virtual machine

* How to work with a linux gui. (Lubuntu)

* How one OSGeo application works

* How to do QA and raise an issue in an issue tracker

* How to make a simple change to HTML and create a git pull request

* The student will additionally have their video linked from our main 
web page (assuming it is good), and will have their name added to the 
OSGeo-Live's list of contributors.


--

Mentoring requirements would be relatively light for each student, 
however we have ~ 50 projects, so handling that many students would be 
best done if we were to get 10+ mentors to help with basic git and bug 
reporting.


We would need a mentoring champion to lead this. Anyone interested?

--

A variant on this task we floated was to create Jupiter Notebooks for 
each project on OSGeo-Live, but that would require a lot more setup from 
the OSGeo-Live end, more work from the students (in particular in 
writing scripts) and more mentoring in teaching students how to program 
Notebooks. My gut feeling is that Notebooks is a bit much.


Warm regards, Cameron


On 29/9/17 6:52 am, Helmut Kudrnovsky wrote:

Dear OSGeo Community,

a few days ago we had a virtual kickoff meeting about Google Code-in. [1]

* What is Google Code-in [2]:

"Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in: 
Our global, online, contest introducing teenagers to the world of open source. With a 
wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no 
matter what skills they have. Mentors from our participating organizations lend a helping 
hand as participants learn what it’s like to work on an open source project."
  
* How it works [3]:
  
1  Students search for a task that interests them and claim it. They have at least three days to complete it.

2  The student works on the task, getting guidance from mentors, if needed.
3  Once the student is ready, they submit their work for review through the 
contest website.
4  Mentors from the organization evaluate the work, provide feedback, and if 
it's complete, accept it! Otherwise, specific feedback is provided, and the 
student goes back to step #2!
5  Go to step #1 and repeat!

* Example tasks may be:

** Coding
- Add a new (simple) option to a GRASS python module
- ...

** Documentation/Training
- Make a video introducing the various projects under OSGeo
- ...

** Outreach/Research
- Write a fancy blog post about the new cool QGIS 3D capabilities
- ...

** Quality Assurance
- Add a Test Case for xyz to the GDAL testsuite
- ...

** User Interface

- Add icons for specific GIS task
- ...

* Time effort of the tasks should not be longer as 3 to 5 hours!!!


Members of other orgs, which participated in the last years, have joint our 
kickoff meeting.

Lessons learned from the last years' participations:

* a strategic plan needed to generate a pool of tasks doable in 3-5 hours 
(beginner to advanced tasks); from ~50 up to ~100 tasks!!
* a large enough mentor pool that the contest can going on over the period to 
tackle evaluations of about ~ 100 tasks!!

If you are a willing mentor, just write to gsoc-admin(at)osgeo.org and a form 
to fill in will be sent to you.

At the moment, the mentor pool seems not be large enough to apply for Google 
Code-in.

What we have heard from other orgs already participated: Google Code-in is fun, 
nice results for e.g. outreach, though the workload has to be planned
  
Kind regards


Helmut (on behalf of the OSGeo GSoC admin team)
OSGeo charter member

[1] 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017#Kickoff_.28virtual.29_meeting
[2] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/
[3] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/how-it-works
[4] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/resources/example-tasks
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Nominations - thinking about the next board

2017-09-28 Thread Cameron Shorter
you.

Best regards,
Vasile & Jeff
CRO 2017 Elections

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017#Board_Election
<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017#Board_Election>
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities>
[3]

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171008T235959=136=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+2017=cursive

<https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171008T235959=136=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+2017=cursive>
[4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos>

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Charter Member Nomination: Jakob Miksch

2017-09-18 Thread Cameron Shorter

I second the nomination for Jakob Miksch.

Among other things, Jakob has helped the OSGeo-Live team with initial 
research into Transifex translations of OSGeo-Live documentation.


I agree that it would be good to have him included as an OSGeo Charter 
member.


Warm regards, Cameron


On 19/9/17 4:29 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:
(Sorry for late nomination, but we the CRO's missed this email, 
submitted within the deadline, so please read the nomination from 
Astrid below, and support it if you can)




Forwarding Jakob Miksch nomination by Astrid Emde. The 2017 member 
nominations list was updated [1].


Best regards,
Vasile & Jeff
2017 OSGeo Elections CROs

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2017


 Forwarded Message 

Hello,

I would like to nominate Jakob Miksch [1].

I asked him and he agrreed with the nomination.

Jakobs background is in Geography and Geoinformatics. He is interested 
in geospatial application development using open source tools. He 
mostly works with QGIS and PostGIS and likes programming.
Jakob is involved in FOSSGIS, OSGeo events & OpenStreetMap meet-ups 
since a few years. He was visitor, volunteer & speaker at some 
conferences.

He is involved in the OSM project and OSGeo-Live.

Recently he gave a talk at FOSS4G Norway about the SDI he is involed 
in - so maybe some of you know him from the talk.


He is curious and open minded and can be a bridge to students and the 
OSM community.


Would be great to have him in the team as OSGeo Charter Member.

Astrid

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Magicgate



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Membership process & email

2017-09-08 Thread Cameron Shorter

+1 to Jeroen's suggestion that we should minimise email traffic.

+1 to Brandon's suggestion of managing in a wiki (although there are 
other ways which work too)


We should be careful not to "love our list to death" by swamping it with 
well meaning but little value content, thus reducing the 
"signal-to-noise ratio". Most modern Codes of Conduct [1] discuss being 
concise in our communication and considering the readers. If you don't, 
your community will silently drop off.


I for one have not read any of the nominations on the email list, and 
I'm probably one of OSGeo Discuss's most active members. There is too much.


[1] http://www.osgeo.org/code_of_conduct


On 9/9/17 4:32 am, Markus Neteler wrote:

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:49 PM, María Arias de Reyna
<delawen+os...@gmail.com> wrote:

On Sep 8, 2017 6:46 PM, "Massimiliano Cannata"
<massimiliano.cann...@supsi.ch> wrote:

Why not just nominate people on the list but collect seconding on online
system, like a form? SImilar to those for voting presentation at foss4g!!!


In previous years it was like this and people still flood with +1. Also,
this year people were sending proposals directly to the list instead of to
the cro.

We are rebels by nature. People will still send things to the list.

Well, they will eventually learn it ;-) ... as soon as a better system
exists than the current "+1" flooding.

Markus
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Elections 2017

2017-08-24 Thread Cameron Shorter
At this time we have also been inviting people to describe who they are, 
and help others find them by listing themselves in the OSGeo-Advocate 
list. "OSGeo Advocates are authoritative OSGeo personalities who have 
volunteered to talk on behalf of the OSGeo foundation."


For those already on the list, it is a good idea to review your profile, 
and update as appropriate:


https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Process_for_becoming_an_OSGeo_Advocate


On 24/8/17 9:43 am, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:

Dear all,

This year OSGeo elections started on Monday with the nomination period 
for new Charter Members. The nomination period is open for the next 
two weeks. Please help our Foundation grow and nominate new Charter 
Members by 2017-09-07.


Elections page:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017

Please help spread the word and also reach out to communities who have
not yet been connected with OSGeo.

Yours,
Vasile & Jeff (2017 CRO)


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Welcoming all proprietary GIS labs to migrate to Open Principles in GeoEducation

2017-08-02 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Suchith,


I suggest it would be worth making clear geoforall principles for 
joining geoforall [1], which includes promoting Open Source GIS 
Software. (I could envisage a proprietary vendor claiming compliance 
with "promoting Geospatial for All", by promoting their proprietary 
product, or promoting an open source extension to their proprietary 
product.)



[1] http://www.geoforall.org/how_to_join/


On 3/8/17 1:08 am, Suchith Anand wrote:

Dear colleagues,

I had a query recently on if a university lab backed by 
some proprietary GIS vendors can start moving to open principles in 
Geoeducation[1]  . I replied that very definitely .In fact many of our 
GeoForAll university labs (even just few years back!) were using 
proprietary GIS software ONLY before they switched to Open principles 
to ensure open innovation . All universities are welcome to start 
downloading all OSGeo software and install in your lab machines as you 
wish. You don't need any ones permission to install OSGeo software and 
teach your students . It is good to show students both proprietary and 
open solutions, so they start appreciating the importance of open 
solutions for innovation.  It will also help build open minds for 
students and contribute to open knowledge. We also welcome all 
academics and educators to give away OSGeo live DVDs [2] to your 
students. Freedom is a fundamental right.


We look forward to help this  migration of former properitery GIS only 
labs to move to Open Principles in Geospatial Science education. 
Thanks to all OSGeo volunteers who helped make tools like QGIS  
available free to all schools worldwide forever.


Best wishes,

Suchith

[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2017-July/003959.html
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a European Chapter

2017-07-27 Thread Cameron Shorter
;mailto:shfeld...@gmail.com>>
>> Date: 26/07/2017 11:36 (GMT+01:00)
>> To: OSGeo Board <bo...@lists.osgeo.org <mailto:bo...@lists.osgeo.org>>
>> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a
>> European Chapter
>>
>> I would encourage the board to allow the European members who are
>> enthusiastic about the formation of a European Chapter to get started
>> without trying to be too prescriptive or to resolve possible issues or
>> question before it arises.
>>
>> Let’s harness enthusiasm to try new things
>> __
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>>
>>
>>> On 26 Jul 2017, at 08:36, board-requ...@lists.osgeo.org
>>> <mailto:board-requ...@lists.osgeo.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:03:35 +
>>> From: Maria Antonia Brovelli <maria.brove...@polimi.it
>>> <mailto:maria.brove...@polimi.it>>
>>> To: Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cann...@supsi.ch
>>> <mailto:massimiliano.cann...@supsi.ch>>, Dirk Frigne
>>> <dirk.fri...@geosparc.com <mailto:dirk.fri...@geosparc.com>>, OSGeo
>>> Discussions
>>> <discuss@lists.osgeo.org <mailto:discuss@lists.osgeo.org>>,
>>> "e...@lists.osgeo.org <mailto:e...@lists.osgeo.org>" <e...@lists.osgeo.org
>>> <mailto:e...@lists.osgeo.org>>,
>>> OSGeo Board <bo...@lists.osgeo.org <mailto:bo...@lists.osgeo.org>>
>>> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a
>>> EuropeanChapter
>>> Message-ID: <5ftepg0wr5inr7nw6af50b82.1501052432...@email.android.com
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>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>>
>>> Dear Maxi
>>> Well noted. We'll discuss about that as well. This is a relevant
>>> point. Thank you for suggesting solutions.
>>> Are there other comments by other members?
>>> Best regards
>>> Maria
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my Samsung device
>>>
>>>
>>>  Original message 
>>> From: Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cann...@supsi.ch
>>> <mailto:massimiliano.cann...@supsi.ch>>
>>> Date: 25/07/2017 14:13 (GMT+01:00)
>>> To: Dirk Frigne <dirk.fri...@geosparc.com
>>> <mailto:dirk.fri...@geosparc.com>>, OSGeo Discussions
>>> <discuss@lists.osgeo.org
>>> <mailto:discuss@lists.osgeo.org>>, e...@lists.osgeo.org
>>> <mailto:e...@lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo Board <bo...@lists.osgeo.org
>>> <mailto:bo...@lists.osgeo.org>>
>>> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a
>>> European Chapter
>>>
>>> Dear European charter members and OSGeo board,
>>> I would like to express my support for an OSGeo continental chapter
>>> and provide my point of view, that even if often considered
>>> uncomfortable, hope will bring discussion to improve.
>>>
>>> I hope that before starting the chapter:
>>>
>>> * there is a clear and equitable rule for using the OSGeo name in
>>> European bids (see h2020 for example) since this may be a competitive
>>> advantage.
>>> It is totally unclear to me how OSGeo-EU would relate to H2020
>>> projects for example:
>>> - Will it participate as a partner in any calls?
>>> - How the selection of supported project will be done?
>>> - How, in case of funding, allocated money will be distributed to
>>> members?
>>>
>>> * there is a defined and focused coordination with local chapters
>>> - synergies are needed to avoid duplication of efforts and adoption
>>> of a common action line.
>>> - ideally I'd like to see a hierarchical structure from international
>>> to continental and national level "chapters" but this is a matter for
>>> the board..
>>>
>>> Here some proposed actions,
>>> that in my opinion would demonstrate the open principle of the OSGeo
>>> European Chapter  community:
>>>
>>> * run a democratic election of the board representatives within 6
>>> months from the inception
>>>
>>> * include all the OSGeo charter member that express their willing as
>>> "full" member (was charter member in OSGeo not sure how "full member"
>>> is in OSGeo-EU)
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Maxi
>>>
>>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Geo4All] The Pledge – I support Open Principles for Science and Education for building a better world for everyone

2017-07-16 Thread Cameron Shorter
 the end of our Apr 7 Geoforall/APSRS
> 
webinar<http://www.pibinko.org/the-recording-of-the-webinar-of-open-source-geomatics-environment-and-music-from-southern-tuscany/ >

> .
>
> I will be glad to further elaborate on the topic if you think this is of
> interest, and I would also be interested to learn if other teams 
have been

> considering this aspect.
>
> Best regards
>
>
> Andrea Giacomelli
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>
> This is a request for help as I need inputs from the wider community 
to get

> more ideas for my presentation at FOSS4G-Europe 2017 later this month.
>
> My keynote presentation will be on “The future of Geo is Open” and I 
would
> like to invite ideas/inputs for this. It is also an good time to 
reflect on

> the developments in Open Geospatial Science [1],[2],[3] as it is over a
> decade now since we started working on the philosophy of Openness in
> Geospatial Science  and Education.
>
> I am looking forward to discussing new ideas with you all at 
FOSS4G-Europe

> 2017.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
>
> [1] 
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/special_issues/science-applications


> [2]
> 
http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/geography/journal/40965 



> [3]
> 
http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/publication_pdfs/uk_v15i18-058-059-Op951AF3.pdf 


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On 22/4/17 8:45 am, Jody Garnett wrote:


2. In/exclude projects
Given the fact that OSGeo Live serves as an introduction, I think
the libraries are far less important to include.


I think the libraries are in use by the other applications (example 
GeoTools, GDAL/OGR). Having some documentation about the libraries 
does no harm.
Jody, The cost of including documentation for libraries (and other 
projects) is that with each release someone needs to verify that the 
documentation hasn't become dated, and update where required, then 
trigger translators to update their pages.
The question is, do we have the volunteer capacity to do this task for 
each release, for each library? (At the moment our current volunteer 
base is struggling to keep up).


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] gvSIG receives the award for the best European open source project

2017-04-05 Thread Cameron Shorter

Congratulations gvSIG team. This is significant statement of success!


Sergio, others, I'm very interested to understand more about the 
criteria applied to assess candidate projects (and to a lesser extent, 
what other projects were considered).



I'm wondering whether there is direct or reference information we can 
draw upon which may be applicable for our OSGeo incubation process.



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Wiki: InfrastructurePreferencesStatusQuo - call for update

2017-03-21 Thread Cameron Shorter
+1 Greatly insightful slide deck from Maxi about Open principles in 
general and OSGeo in particular. Thanks for sharing.


Cameron


On 22/3/17 4:02 am, Jody Garnett wrote:

That is a *great* talk, and shows a lot of areas where we can improve.

There has been a consistent call for "incubation" to continue to hold 
projects accountable to OSGeo standards. I have resisted these calls 
as I view incubation as an outreach activity - part of our mission to 
promote open/transparent software development.


Still that is great to have an external review; is that review public?

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On 21 March 2017 at 01:18, Venkatesh Raghavan 
<ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp <mailto:ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>> 
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Maxi also made an excelling presentation on related topic
at FOSS4G-Asia 2017. The presentation is available at


http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/massimiliano-cannata-keynote-foss4gasia-2017

<http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/massimiliano-cannata-keynote-foss4gasia-2017>

Best

Venka

On 2017/03/20 22:08, Jeff McKenna wrote:

Actually Maxi and I did a recent thorough research into OSGeo
project use of infrastructure, by each project, and it was
published as a paper (or soon to be).  In the short term I
know Maxi has submitted it as a talk for FOSS4G-Europe.  It's
good to take a step back and review old processes.  Actually
we hope that that was a start of a regular OSGeo project
'health checkup', which obviously is very needed.  For
example, it was quite shocking how many current OSGeo projects
are functioning without any regular Project Steering Committee
meetings, or even a visible Project Steering Committee.  I am
sure Maxi will be sharing those results at FOSS4G-E.

-jeff


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Wiki: InfrastructurePreferencesStatusQuo - call for update

2017-03-20 Thread Cameron Shorter

I've added a line for OSGeo-Live

Cameron


On 20/3/17 11:15 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
Thanks. Any idea how much strain the maven repo puts on OSGeo 
infrastructure?
On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 4:57 PM Mateusz Loskot <mate...@loskot.net 
<mailto:mate...@loskot.net>> wrote:


On 20 March 2017 at 00:46, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com
<mailto:jody.garn...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Geotools SVN has been migrated. The repo is just for historical
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Fixed. Thanks Jody.

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2017-03-15 Thread Cameron Shorter
Thanks Dirk for picking up date mismatch - I meant breakfast Thursday 6 
April.


On 16/3/17 8:59 am, Dirk Frigne wrote:

Cameron,

April 5 is a Wednesday.
Do you mean Thursday 6 or Wednesday 5 for your presentation?
I am interested in the topic and I'll  try to be there!

Dirk


On 16/3/17 8:54 am, Rob Atkinson wrote:

Will try to get there...

P.S. anyone who is interested might want to check out the semantic and 
gazetteer django module extensions for Geonode I've been working with 
Boundless to develop here:

https://github.com/rob-metalinkage/django-gazetteer

and some provisioning scripts here:
https://github.com/UNSW-CFRC/geonode_rdf_install

Rob Atkinson


On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at 08:35 Cameron Shorter 
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The international Digital Earth Symposium, and Locate 2017 is
being held
in Sydney Australia, 3 - 6 April 2017.

http://locateconference.com/

I'll be there talking about the "Illusive Open Business".

Who else with Open Source Geospatial interests will be there too?

I suggest we get together at some point. Maybe breakfast on Thursday 5
April. Who is interested?

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2017-03-15 Thread Cameron Shorter
The international Digital Earth Symposium, and Locate 2017 is being held 
in Sydney Australia, 3 - 6 April 2017.


http://locateconference.com/

I'll be there talking about the "Illusive Open Business".

Who else with Open Source Geospatial interests will be there too?

I suggest we get together at some point. Maybe breakfast on Thursday 5 
April. Who is interested?


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Could we make OSGeo and OSGeo-Live available as remote desktops from the cloud?

2017-02-08 Thread Cameron Shorter
Jáchym, Jeff, thanks for reminding us of gis.lab. Martin Landa and Ivana 
Mincik, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on collaboration.


Doug, I assume you already know of http://live.osgeo.org and you might 
want to watch the osgeolive mailing list as we discuss this. 
https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo


Warm regards, Cameron

On 7/2/17 1:56 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:

web: http://web.gislab.io/

mailing list: https://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gis.lab


-jeff 

On 7/2/17 1:38 am, Newcomb, Doug wrote:

I'm interested. Link to website?

Doug

On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 3:11 PM, Jáchym Čepický 
<jachym.cepi...@gmail.com <mailto:jachym.cepi...@gmail.com>> wrote:


Hi Cameron,

this is exactly what GIS.Lab project is about - booting from the
network, shared resources...

Martin Landa and Ivana Mincik (cced) could tell more

Jachym



Dne 3.2.2017 v 22:14 Cameron Shorter napsal(a):

Does anyone have experience or suggestions in getting OSGeo
packages
(ideally OSGeo-Live) working as a remote desktop from a cloud
platform?

As per Chris Barnett's emails, the FOSS4G 2017 would like to
get it
working for the global FOSS4G.


On 3/2/17 2:38 am, Chris Barnett wrote:

OSGeo-Live USB sticks will be available to [FOSS4G 2017]
workshop
participants, but we’d also like to make cloud-based instances
available via remote desktop. I’ve run into a couple of
technical
issues with this and think it would be very useful to draw
on your
collective knowledge and experience. What would be the
best/most
appropriate way to go about this?

On 4/2/17 4:08 am, Chris Barnett wrote:

I’m really just at the phase of ascertaining feasibility.
My attempt
to import the OSGeo Live VM to AWS failed because the AWS
import
process didn’t support Lubuntu. I think that I probably
can get it to
work on other cloud hosts, but I haven’t had a chance to
test yet. For
remote access to the desktop I’ve been using xrdp and
tigervnc. This
also looks like an interesting option:
http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/
<http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/>, as it allows
remote access via
the browser.

I think it would be fantastic if a cloud version could be
reused
beyond FOSS4G. Something like a docker image could be a
nice solution,
as it would be portable across many cloud providers and
could also be
installed locally.


On 3/2/17 6:25 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:


With regards to getting OSGeo-Live working in the cloud, I
think that
would be an excellent goal to work on. Back in 2009 some
people did
actually get OSGeo-Live working on one of the early cloud
platforms
(called click2try which is now out of business).
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Release_35
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Release_35>


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2017-02-03 Thread Cameron Shorter
Does anyone have experience or suggestions in getting OSGeo packages 
(ideally OSGeo-Live) working as a remote desktop from a cloud platform?


As per Chris Barnett's emails, the FOSS4G 2017 would like to get it 
working for the global FOSS4G.



On 3/2/17 2:38 am, Chris Barnett wrote:
OSGeo-Live USB sticks will be available to [FOSS4G 2017] workshop 
participants, but we’d also like to make cloud-based instances 
available via remote desktop. I’ve run into a couple of technical 
issues with this and think it would be very useful to draw on your 
collective knowledge and experience. What would be the best/most 
appropriate way to go about this?

On 4/2/17 4:08 am, Chris Barnett wrote:
I’m really just at the phase of ascertaining feasibility. My attempt 
to import the OSGeo Live VM to AWS failed because the AWS import 
process didn’t support Lubuntu. I think that I probably can get it to 
work on other cloud hosts, but I haven’t had a chance to test yet. For 
remote access to the desktop I’ve been using xrdp and tigervnc. This 
also looks like an interesting option: 
http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/, as it allows remote access via 
the browser.


I think it would be fantastic if a cloud version could be reused 
beyond FOSS4G. Something like a docker image could be a nice solution, 
as it would be portable across many cloud providers and could also be 
installed locally.


On 3/2/17 6:25 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:


With regards to getting OSGeo-Live working in the cloud, I think that 
would be an excellent goal to work on. Back in 2009 some people did 
actually get OSGeo-Live working on one of the early cloud platforms 
(called click2try which is now out of business). 
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G in Ecuador?

2016-12-07 Thread Cameron Shorter

Guillermo,

If you wish to start with a presentation about the stack of open source 
GIS software, you might want to draw upon the OSGeo-Live presentation:


https://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation/index.html#/

Feel free to change it any way you like.

Warm regards, Cameron


On 8/12/2016 2:04 AM, Guillermo Pizarro wrote:

Thanks everybody,

I work at Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS) in Ecuador and I'm 
going to present a formal propose to organize FOSS4G-EC next year.


But, I'd like to begin with something more simple before FOSS4G-EC, 
something like a meeting about a topic in specific. I'll keep in touch 
with you, your recommendations are significant to me.


Best,
Guillermo


2016-12-07 9:40 GMT-05:00 Venkatesh Raghavan 
<ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp <mailto:ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>>:


On 12/7/2016 10:50 PM, Dan Little wrote:

This is literally the most Jeff McKenna question every asked
on the
mailing list.

Agree with that!

Guillermo, best of luck for organizing FOSS4G-EC.
Let us know if you need any help. You can also
think of an wiki-page like our friends are done
for FOSS4G-EU 2017 [1] and requesting for
who maybe interested to join FOSS4G-EC to
add their names to the wiki. Once the dates
are fixed, you could send a upcoming event item for
the OSGeo website [2].

Best

Venka

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G-Europe_2017
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Hi Guillermo!

Great news about FOSS4G-Ecuador plans, this is wonderful. 
There are very

few limitations and rules for holding a FOSS4G in your
country, and that is
why it has spread around the whole world so fast! :)  You
should quickly
purchase the domain http://foss4g.ec and then start
thinking of your logo:
really the only consistent part of FOSS4G (besides the
FOSS4G spirit) is the
ribbon in the logo, which symbolizes sharing and the flow
of ideas and
innovation in the community - check here for some past ideas
http://foss4g.org but there are many more out there. 
Another great example

is the FOSS4G-SOTM Argentina 2017 logo:
http://www.foss4g-ar.org/

In terms of Latin America and FOSS4G, it is great to see
so many events
popping up for 2017 (Argentina, Brazil, Peru,...).  I also
try to help these
events along, so I will be happy to join your local
committee meetings
remotely and provide any help along the way - my pleasure!

So yes please share the FOSS4G spirit in Ecuador and plant
the seed for our
future generations! :)  Thank you Guillermo! (and talk soon)

-jeff

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Hello everybody,

I have a question: If I want to organize "FOSS4G in
Ecuador" (latin
american country), what I have to do? or who should I
speak with?

Regards,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G in Ecuador?

2016-12-06 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Guillermo,

Great to hear. I suggest you start by:

* Having a look at: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook (This is 
not complete, but is a good start)


* Join the OSGeo Conference committee email list (CCed) and discuss 
ideas with them


* Finding some like minded individuals locally to help build this with you

* Probably start small, build up the size of your team, and then build 
your team's experience and reputation. Possibly start with something 
like the "MeetUp" formula. https://www.meetup.com/


* If you have the motivation, build up to a national, then regional, 
then possibly international FOSS4G over next few years


All the best, Cameron

On 7/12/2016 8:48 AM, Guillermo Pizarro wrote:

Hello everybody,

I have a question: If I want to organize "FOSS4G in Ecuador" (latin 
american country), what I have to do? or who should I speak with?


Regards,
Guillermo Pizarro


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The "elusive business of open" and how to make good morals equate to good business

2016-11-29 Thread Cameron Shorter
Thanks Guido for sharing, there are some nice slides in that 
presentation, I've reached out to the presenter.


Cameron.

On 29/11/2016 1:12 PM, Guido Stein wrote:

Hey Cameron,

Good information and well organized.

I also saw a presentation earlier this year that tries to explain open 
by default as a positive for evil capitolists. Which is an interesting 
take on this, but also compelling as far as making adopter feel that 
this is not just about morals.


http://www.slideshare.net/dblockdotorg/opensource-by-default-un-communitycamp

Thanks for sharing,

Guido

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 5:26 AM Suchith Anand 
<suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk 
<mailto:suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk>> wrote:


Hi Cameron,

Thanks for sharing this presentation. This is really good
insights.  This is exactly what makes initiatives like GeoForAll
happen and expand...

Best wishes,

Suchith

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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] The "elusive business of open" and how to
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I presented recently on "The elusive business of open" at a surveying
conference, focusing on how to develop a successful Open Strategy.

I'd be interested to hear feedback:

http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/the-elusive-open-business.html


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[OSGeo-Discuss] The "elusive business of open" and how to make good morals equate to good business

2016-11-26 Thread Cameron Shorter


I presented recently on "The elusive business of open" at a surveying 
conference, focusing on how to develop a successful Open Strategy.


I'd be interested to hear feedback:

http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/the-elusive-open-business.html

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Geo4All] GeoAmbassador of the month – Victoria Rautenbach

2016-11-03 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Suchith,

It is great to see Geo Ambassador's getting called our and recognised 
for their good work.


I suggest inviting them to join the OSGeo-Advocates page [1]


A Geo Ambassador concept was originally discussed in 2012 [1], and after 
discussion about what criteria should be used to select Ambassadors, the 
concept of OSGeo Advocate was created and then put into practice. (We 
decided that anyone who wished to stand up and champion OSGeo could self 
nominate themselves as an Advocate. We additionally provided the 
facility to show badges such as "Charter Member" to show the experience 
of each member, which would help conference organisors to select 
appropriate presenters).



[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate

[2] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail//discuss/2012-April/thread.html#10267


On 3/11/2016 11:33 PM, Suchith Anand wrote:

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to introduce Victoria Rautenbach from the 
Centre of Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria 
(UP) in South Africa. as our GeoAmbassador . It is even more great 
pleasure to have another GeoAmbassodor Dr. Serena Coetzee (the 
GeoForAll chair of Africa and who all of our colleagues will already 
know) who nominated Victoria for us. I have been always amazed and 
inspired by the work that Serena and colleagues have been doing in 
South Africa. I first met Serena at ICC Dresden in 2013 where she also 
presented her ideas at the ICA Commission meeting of Open Source 
Geospatial Technologies . I have not yet got the opportunity to meet 
Victoria but I am aware of her great work and contributions to Open 
Principles in Geo Education. I want to thank Serena for introducing to 
us a great colleague as our GeoAmbassodor of the month and sending us 
all the details of her excellent work and contributions.


Victoria is an enthusiastic contributor to open source / open data / 
open education work at University of Pretoria. She uses open source 
software, such as QGIS, GeoServer and PostGIS, in the modules that she 
teaches and is the first port of call for open source software support 
for students. She engages students in open data events and has 
arranged a number of events to introduce geoinformatics to school 
children. More details of her excellent work at 
http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/11/geoambassador-of-the-month-victoria-rautenbach/ 



More details will be published at our newsletter later this month at 
http://www.geoforall.org/newsletters/ 
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the world. We aim to create openness in Geo Education for developing 
creative and open minds in students which is critical for building 
open innovation and contributes to building up Open Knowledge for the 
benefit of the whole society and for our future generations.


I am truly inspired to understand more about the amazing work done by 
Victoria and colleagues at the University of Pretoria. We are proud to 
honour Victoria as our GeoAmbassodor and we are extremely grateful for 
her contributions to Geo for All.


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Sharing sad news from the web...

2016-10-27 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Sergio, geo4all,

Sounds like a challenge to me. Why not reach out to the editor and offer 
to help them write another article about all the Open Source Geospatial 
initiatives?



On 28/10/2016 2:36 AM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:


Sadly, only ESRI seems to exist for some in the USA...Imagine the 
consequences of this: 
http://www.pobonline.com/articles/100610-gathering-up-geospatial-pros-to-meet-massive-market-growth​



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Not graduated OSGeo project...

2016-10-20 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi Maxi,

I'm not sure our software incubation checklist is the correct criteria 
to apply to "OSGeo Outreach Projects".


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The education committee is a huge success story of OSGeo, attracting 
educators from around the world who are promoting Open Source to future 
generations. OSGeo should be promoting this community.


OSGeo-Live likewise has hundreds of contributors, provides a easy way 
for new users to find out about Open Source projects, and maintains a 
high level of quality. It should be promoted. Note, we have considered 
taking OSGeo-Live through graduation. Checklist here:


https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Incubation_Graduation_Checklist

One concern I have is that OSGeo-Live includes more projects than just 
those incubated. A casual observer would naturally deduce that if 
OSGeo-Live has reached incubation quality, then all included packages 
should have also reached such quality. This assumption is incorrect and 
should not be promoted by OSGeo, and is a reason for OSGeo-Live not to 
be officially recognised as an OSGeo incubated project.


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might be a candidate for dropping from the home page. Possibly we should 
be pointing people to Open Street Map or similar.


Warm regards, Cameron

On 21/10/2016 12:20 AM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:

dear Board,
in the OSGeo landing page (www.osgeo.org <http://www.osgeo.org>) in 
the "OSGeo projects" frame are listed the so called "Outreach Projects".


To my understanding and knowledge these listed projects (Public 
Geospatial Data, Education and Curriculum, OSGeo Live) have not been 
nor incubated nor graduated.


I'm therefore asking for clarification, and in the case my 
understanding is correct, to immediately remove these projects from 
the landing page.


Two of them are actually committee, at the same level of the other 
OSGeo committee, that in my opinion should be equally promoted and 
listed togheter.


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and Open Data?

2016-10-18 Thread Cameron Shorter
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po 17. 10. 2016 v 13:17 odesílatel Jeff McKenna <
jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>> 
napsal:


Hi Jachym,

I have given talks on OSGeo and open data.  I am sorry to hear that you
believe I said that about the foundation.  I do believe we've discussed
this in face-to-face board meetings before, so maybe that is where you
heard this?  I remember a discussion of adding open data into our
foundation's mission statement, which I believe we did.

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On 2016-10-17 6:37 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:

Hi Sanghee,
I was told some months ago (and I believe, it was Jeff), that we
(OSGeo.org) are solely software foundation - therefore we do not care
about open data

maybe things have changed?

J

po 17. 10. 2016 v 5:08 odesílatel Sanghee Shin <shs...@gaia3d.com 
<mailto:shs...@gaia3d.com>
<mailto:shs...@gaia3d.com> <mailto:shs...@gaia3d.com>> napsal:

 Dear all,

 Can anybody share presentation file about the OSGeo and open data,
 if any? I’m invited to give a keynote talk at ‘Open Data in Action
 Conference’[1] in Korea and I don’t want to make the file from the
 scratch.

 FYI, OSGeo Korea[2], R Korea[3], Open Data Institute(ODI) Seoul[4],
 Open Knowledge(OK) Korea[5] will co-host the event on 15th Nov near
 Seoul. The main theme of the conference is ‘Experiment on Open Data
 based Society.’ Anybody who has similar interest can join this
 conference.

 Kind regards,
 신상희

 [1]http://event.r-kor.org/
 [2]http://www.osgeo.kr/
 [3]http://r-kor.org/
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and Open Data?

2016-10-17 Thread Cameron Shorter

Sanghee,

Schuyler Erle's lightening talk at FOSS4G 2008 About the Need For Free 
and Open Source Data was one of the most talked about presentations at 
the time:


http://nijel.org/blog/71


On 17/10/2016 2:08 PM, Sanghee Shin wrote:

Dear all,

Can anybody share presentation file about the OSGeo and open data, if any? I’m 
invited to give a keynote talk at ‘Open Data in Action Conference’[1] in Korea 
and I don’t want to make the file from the scratch.

FYI, OSGeo Korea[2], R Korea[3], Open Data Institute(ODI) Seoul[4], Open 
Knowledge(OK) Korea[5] will co-host the event on 15th Nov near Seoul. The main 
theme of the conference is ‘Experiment on Open Data based Society.’ Anybody who 
has similar interest can join this conference.

Kind regards,
신상희

[1]http://event.r-kor.org/
[2]http://www.osgeo.kr/
[3]http://r-kor.org/
[4]http://seoul.theodi.org/
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Discussing and building the FOSS4G Handbook on the OSGeo Conference email list

2016-09-08 Thread Cameron Shorter

Hi all,

We will be discussing FOSS4G guidelines quite intensely over next 2 
weeks prior to the next FOSS4G RFQ going out. If you wish to be part of 
the conversation, of wish to volunteer to help write the FOSS4G 
Handbook, please join the conversation on the Conference email list.


http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference


On 9/09/2016 12:28 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:

I can’t join an irc today (or most of next week) - have to leave discussion to 
others or follow on this list - we need to make some decisions within next 2 
weeks if we are going to get the RfP out before end September.

At worst we can leave some of these topics as unclear or undecided as previous 
years and perhaps consider between LoI and Proposal stages?
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On 8 Sep 2016, at 13:03, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shor...@gmail.com> wrote:

Steven,

That is quite a long list of controversial questions. How much time do we have 
to decide before they are consolidated into the RFP?

I'll be on irc://freenode.net#osgeo in ~ 8 hours for ~ 30 mins happy to start 
talking about these how we answer these issues:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=20=0=0=179=189=224=22=240=196=215


On 8/09/2016 9:12 PM, Steven Feldman wrote:

And one more thing!

8) There is an ongoing theme in several threads about 
inclusiveness/accessibility which tends to focus on the cost of the conference. 
We know that travel accommodation and subsistence are a much greater cost than 
the delegate fees for many people from outside of the region where the 
conference is being held. At Boston I would guess the cost will be double the 
delegate fee (i.e. delegate fee will be ca 35% of total cost for a non US 
attendee).

Should we  make live video streaming and archiving a mandatory/highly desired 
requirement? This would enable much greater reach to those who can’t afford to 
come to the event than a travel grants program. Perhaps we could enhance with 
use of twitter to enable remote viewers of the stream to ask questions via the 
session chair?
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On 8 Sep 2016, at 12:03, Steven Feldman <shfeld...@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks Cameron for offer of help. If you and Till are happy to edit current 
wiki page that’s fine with me, I’m probably less fluent in using history etc so 
happy to be guided by you.

Issues/topics that I think we need to consider in time for the 2018 RfP:

1) Overall financial expectations re surplus and sharing of surplus with OSGeo - 
possibly setting slightly different expectations for RoW to NA & EU
2) Extent of OSGeo seed finance and guarantee (these are potentially different) 
and connection to 1) above
3) Guidelines on ticket pricing (or extent that we leave that to LOC’s 
proposing)
4) Guidelines, if any, on the provision of concessionary rates for certain 
categories of delegate (e.g. workshop presenters, students, academics, those 
from lower income countries …). I would suggest that LOC needs to incorporate 
any concessions that it wishes to offer into its financial model and not expect 
any great or funding from OSGeo
5) Clarity on ‘travel grant programme’ IMO should be considered same as 4) above
6) Inclusion of Student Awards - IMO should be organised by Geo4All not LOC, 
funding should come from Geo4All (possibly as part of OSGeo budget process) not 
part of event budget.
7) A big question for me: “To what extent do we wish to mandate that the basic 
elements of a FOSS4G remain unchanged? e.g. Codesprint, Workshops, Keynotes, Streams 
of presentations, Academic Track, Gala Night"

All of the above needs to be included in the RfP so that bidders have clarity 
on expectations. I think the Cookbook needs to be both a resource for people 
running a FOSS4G and a useful more detailed reference (almost an appendix) to 
the RfP docs for bidders to make use of.

Can anyone think of other stuff that we need to discuss and vote on before 
finalising the RfP and updating the Cookbook?
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Till, Stephen,

I'm offering to help too.

Stephen, are there any foss4g rfp topics which you would like to see 
prioritised and addressed first?

Budget expectations sounds like one, and it sounds like we have a range of 
opinions on the matter (which will likely lead to a vote to resolve).

Stephen, I don't think we need to copy cookbook text into a separate page to 
edit. Most of the cookbook is still relatively raw, and we have the wiki 
history we can refer to.

At the moment, we have been using a convention of new text or comments in red 
font, until it is generally agreed.

Re timeslot for IRC, I'm in an inconvenient timezone in Australia. This time of 
day has worked for a number of international meetings I attend:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?hour=20=0=0=179=189=224=22=240=196=215


On 8/09/2016 2:05 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:

Till

Great idea to r

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Board Nomination for Angelos Tzotsos

2016-09-08 Thread Cameron Shorter

+1 to have Angelos join the OSGeo Board.

I've worked closely with Angelos on the OSGeo-Live project, where we 
have voted him as chair of the Project Steering Committee. He stands out by:


* Always being welcoming and helpful to the large OSGeo-Live developers 
and users


* Always being thankful for whatever help people give, and filling in 
and doing the unglamorous tasks where no volunteers step up


* Being wise and practical in advising on next steps forward

Angelos is a man who gets things done and will be a huge asset to the 
OSGeo Board.


Cameron

On 9/09/2016 5:50 AM, Tom Kralidis wrote:

I second Jorge's nomination.  Angelos' tireless dedication to OSGeo
and versatility are a great fit for being on the Board in support of evolving
and moving forward OSGeo.

..Tom


On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Jorge Sanz <js...@osgeo.org> wrote:

Forwarding Angelos Tzotsos nomination to the board of directors by Jeff
McKenna

Best,
Jorge
CRO 2016

-- Mensaje reenviado --
De: "Jeff McKenna" <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
Fecha: 8 sept. 2016 19:22
Asunto: Board nomination for Angelos Tzotsos
Para: <c...@osgeo.org>
Cc: "Angelos Tzotsos" <tzot...@gmail.com>


name: Angelos Tzotsos
e-mail: tzot...@gmail.com
country: Greece

It is my pleasure and honour to nominate Angelos Tzotsos for the OSGeo
Board of Directors.  As most of the community knows, Angelos is extremely
dedicated, and passionately does whatever he can do help with all things
OSGeo.  It is hard to list all of his activities, but he is most known as
the chair of the OSGeo-Live team, as well as being a project steering
committee member for the pycsw and ZOO-Project communities; Angelos is very
active in many other OSGeo communities[1]. He is a senior researcher at the
National Technical University of Athens, but you can see his smile at FOSS4G
events all around the world.  Angelos is very easy going, approachable, and
brings a get-things-done mentality; I feel strongly that he will do a great
job representing the OSGeo community at the highest level.  Please welcome
Angelos to the Board of Directors.

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Angelos_Tzotsos


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] [OSGeo-Conf] Conference Committee F2F meeting

2016-09-06 Thread Cameron Shorter

Venka, all,

I agree that low income economies don't have the potential to make as 
much money as high income economies. Everything is cheaper: venue hire, 
food, tickets. However, both high and low income conferences face the 
same risks (as a percentage) and as such should factor to have the same 
surplus (as a percentage) which should be returned to OSGeo.


I feel quite strongly that there will be significant (often unvoiced) 
decent from areas within the OSGeo community if OSGeo is seen to be 
favouring one community over another. (Even if the favoured community is 
very deserving).


When I was a FOSS4G chair I was surprised at just how many different 
user groups had incredibly valid reasons for getting a free pass, and 
then felt very put out if they were not granted such a pass. The problem 
is, most people don't want to pay for someone else's free pass.


On 27/08/2016 7:44 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
One of the strengths of successful open source communities (actually 
most volunteer communities) is their long term sustainability, which 
is achieved by each small component within the community being self 
sustaining in its own right. Extending this principle to finances of 
conferences, I suggest that every conference should aim to be 
financially sustainable. It need not aim for a huge profit, but should 
aim to break even under conservative estimates (leading to a modest 
profit under typical scenarios).


It is worth noting that small foss4g events can be run very cheaply, 
using a basic formula of a "Meetup Event" getting free space at a 
local pub, with participants buying their own beer/food.


On 6/09/2016 7:53 PM, Steven Feldman wrote:

Thanks Venka

Minutes updated to include your suggestion at 
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee_F2F_2016
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On 6 Sep 2016, at 03:19, Venka <venka.os...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Guidi and all,

On 2016/08/26 1:18, Guido Stein wrote:

I have added my notes and action items from the meeting on the wiki.

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee_F2F_2016

Thanks for your notes of the meeting.

"Rest of World years should target a minimum of a break with a lower expectation of 
the share of surplus being returned to OSGeo. A larger share of any surplus should be 
reinvested into local OSGeo activities."

Regarding the note above, such special arrangement should apply
only when FOSS4G is organized in/by communities of the
Low or Lower-Middle Income Economies as defined by the World Bank and WHO [1]. 
Cost of living and PPP [2] is considerable different in
Low or Lower-Middle Income Economies and thereby the conference fee
could be considerably lower.

FOSS4G-2015 in Seoul adopted a special pricing for participants for
Low or Lower-Middle Income Economies, which could be adopted in future
conferences.

"Rest of the World" would surely not include high income countries listed in 
[1], I think.

Best

Venka

[1] https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity


Hope that this helps,

Guido

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Reminder

Face to face meeting tomorrow at 16.00-17.00

Suggest we meet at the reception desk and the funds somewhere to sit
(perhaps by the river?)

Agenda at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Conference_Committee_F2F_2016

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