Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Supporting new projects

2007-10-11 Thread Dave Patton
Paul Spencer wrote: I'd like to open a discussion on how OSGeo is (or is not) supporting brand new projects. While at the FOSS4G 2007 conference (awesome job Paul R. and gang), a number of new people (new to the conference and/or to me) approached me to demonstrate their particular projects

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Integration test bed

2007-10-11 Thread Dave Patton
Tim Bowden wrote: I believe the integration test bed didn't go quite as well as planned. Any thoughts as to why, and what could be done next time to improve the experience? First, a bit of background. --

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Integration test bed

2007-10-11 Thread Frank Warmerdam
Dave Patton wrote: All OSGeo projects must contribute to the showcase, and keep maintaining their portion of the showcase. Dave, We try to avoid using the word must too often for projects! The showcase would initially be built using some known set of data. Preparation before FOSS4G might

[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: [Nosi-discussion] New FOSS Primer released

2007-10-11 Thread Tyler Mitchell
FYI... Begin forwarded message: ... Today, we're releasing the new version of the tried and true NOSI primer. Choosing and Using Free and Open Source Software: A Primer for Nonprofits is a no-nonsense, easy to read report that helps nonprofits understand what free and open source

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Govt involvement in FOSS4G

2007-10-11 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 8-Oct-07, at 6:59 PM, Tim Bowden wrote: In planning our bid for the '09 conf, the Aust-NZ chapter (in formation) is looking at how we can maximise the value of the conf to Govt attendees. In talking to govt people here in Aust, and following comments on this list in the past, it seems

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Integration test bed

2007-10-11 Thread Justin Deoliveira
The future. == Justin Deoliveira, of the Open Planning Project, was in charge of the Integration Showcase, and he loaded the Canadian geodata onto the Refractions server. During FOSS4G2007 I had a discussion with Justin and

[OSGeo-Discuss] California Chapter

2007-10-11 Thread Landon Blake
Has there ever been any discussion of forming a California chapter of the OSGeo? I would think with all the geo guys in the Bay Area that this would have been done already. I would be interested in helping out with this, although I don't know if I want to run and administer things on my own.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] California Chapter

2007-10-11 Thread Allan Hollander
At FOSS4G I was chatting a bit with Tyler Mitchell about the possibility of starting a California chapter, so that makes at least two of us. I think there are several other folks here at UC Davis who would be interested as well. I am quite open to what the goals of such a group would be, though

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] California Chapter

2007-10-11 Thread Landon Blake
Thanks for the feedback Allan. Physical meetings can be tough with my schedule, but David isn't too far from Stockton. :] If we decide to get something going, I could put up a simple website and mailing list. Still, I don't know if two people is enough to get things moving. While we are talking

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] California Chapter

2007-10-11 Thread Allan Hollander
In terms of initial web presence Tyler suggested setting up a California page on the OSGeo wiki, to be linked from the local chapters page at http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Local_Chapters. Also OSGeo hosts many of the local chapter mailing lists -- see http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo.

[OSGeo-Discuss] BC Local Chapter

2007-10-11 Thread Jason Birch
It looks like FOSS4G has resulted in an increase in local interest, one of the very real benefits to hosting this great conference. As a result, a group of folks here in BC are looking at putting together a local chapter. If you're in British Columbia and interested in getting involved (heck,