Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Conf] Code of Conduct in Real Case

2015-06-25 Thread David Percy
Hi Sanghee, thanks for bringing this into the open.
There are a lot of strong feelings/opinions on this subject, which as a
strong community we will work through.

The Dali painting seems innocent.

The girl band photo, lacking a lot of context, says to me come to South
Korea for the pretty ladies. That is obviously not your intended message.

If you had a montage of other artists from the K-Pop scene (boy-bands, the
gangman style guy, etc, it would make
your point in a completely non-controversial way. There's a lot of cool
culture going on!

Keep your head down and plan the best conference ever. We are all on your
side to make it successful.
The rest of us will *slowly* work our way through the best way to increase
diversity and implement our new CoC.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:22 AM, Sanghee Shin wrote:

 Dear All,

 It’s now time to apply OSGeo CoC(Code of Conduct)[0] in real case.

 I was asked to remove a few slides from my presentation 7 Reasons why you
 should come to FOSS4G 2015 Seoul”[1], which is at the main page of FOSS4G
 Seoul, as being possibly offensive to women. Specifically to say, slide #6
 (nude female in painting) and slide #20 (row of female models) are those
 controversial ones.

 I refused this asking immediately because I don’t believe my presentation
 breach the OSGeo CoC and I don’t agree with that view.

 However since this is not the first time asking me to remove those slides
 from my presentation and OSGeo now have CoC, I think we’d better discuss
 this issue more openly to reach conclusions.

 I might be wrong and I’d like to hear other people’s opinion on this from
 all around the world. Also I expect Conference Committee’s input as well,
 because this is the matter of OSGeo conference.

 I’m open to remove/amend/keep those slides after hearing other people’s
 opinions on this. Also I believe it’ll be a great chance for OSGeo to learn
 how to apply CoC in real cases.

 *Sidenote for defending myself:
 - Slide #6 is the part of Salvador Dali’s well known painting named
 “Lincoln in Dalivision”[2]
 - Slide #20 is the picture of famous girl group, Girls’
 Generation(SNSD)[3], which I believe as symbolic icon of wide spread of
 Korean culture(K-Culture) in/around Asia.

 All the best,


 Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
 Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!
 Twitter: @foss4g
 Facebook: FOSS4G2015

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OsGeo representative in the Boulder, CO area... GeoScience IT/CS/FOSS Assembly Workshop (Steve Richard)

2014-03-01 Thread David Percy

 Hi Steve, I'll be attending on Thurs/Fri, looking forward to seeing you

 Our local chapter of OSGeo is hosting FOSS4G this year, so we can chat
 about opportunities for highlighting the open source aspects of Earthcube...

 From: Steve Richard
 Cc: Anna Katz
 Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] OsGeo representative in the Boulder, CO
 area...  GeoScience IT/CS/FOSS Assembly Workshop

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 Its short notice, but I noticed that there's no rep from OsGeo invited to
 this workshop (, see 'IT/CS/FOSS
 Assembly Workshop' heading). I'm very interested in more awareness of OsGeo
 software in the academic community, especially so that the community starts
 building on existing projects more often. After all geoscience is

 If there are any knowledgeable OsGeo evangelists in the Boulder area who
 might be able to attend, it would be useful for both the NSF community and

 Some info about the workshop-
 The goal of this workshop is to facilitate communication, collaboration,
 and coordination for communities to interact with each other to achieve
 individual goals, and how your goals might align with the goals of
 EarthCube, ... a National Science Foundation initiative for the development
 of a community-driven cyberinfrastructure framework to understand and
 predict responses of the Earth as a system...
 March 5-7, 2014 at the Millennium Harvest House in  Boulder, Colorado..
 ... meeting times are 8:30am to 5:00pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 8:30am
 to noon on Friday.

 If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact, or one of project coordinators, or

 Stephen M Richard
 Arizona Geological Survey
 416 W. Congress  #100
 Tucson, AZ
 AZGS: 520-770-3500
 Office: 520-209-4127
 FAX: 520-770-3505

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[OSGeo-Discuss] re: question

2011-11-29 Thread David Percy
Our local open source gis (PDX-OSGEO) group partners with a regional
conference (GIS in Action) each year to supply an open source track
in the program. The last two years we've hosted a open source GIS
desktop smackdown, which is quite popular and fun.
The last two years gvSig and Quantum have each won one year.

gvSig + Sextante pretty much looks like it will do anything! get the
Oxford Archaeology version...

Quantum is great, it has tons of plugins, and ties into GRASS. I like
the interface a lot, and I've used it for teaching for four years. If
you have windows, get the OSGEO4WIN installer and it will set it up
all nice for you

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Tilottama Ghosh wrote:

 I have been using ArcGIS for all my projects for over four years. I moved
 back to India, my home country, this year, and have realized how
 unaffordable ArcGIS is for most people in India. Therefore, it is time for
 me to start using the available Opensource GIS software. I mostly use the
 Analysis tools, Spatial analyst, Spatial statistics, Data Management
 tools in ArcGIS. Could you please suggest which of the open source GIS
 software - GRASSgis, Quantum GIS, and gvSIG, would provide me with similar
 tools to work with? Any kind of suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

 Thanks and Regards,


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[OSGeo-Discuss] nominating Eli Adam

2011-11-15 Thread David Percy
I'd like to nominate Eli Adam to be a charter member. Eli has been
active in the OSGEO in many ways, including the Journal, Marketing,
and a few others that I wasn't even aware of until recently.

He has been absolutely instrumental in getting our local chapter,
PDX-OSGEO (Oregon, SW-Washington area) into incubation status at
OSGEO, and generally plays a leadership role.

He also actively participates in several open source gis projects, and
works for municipal government bringing open source solutions as often
as possible/practical.


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