[Foss4g2010] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] your project at FOSS4G!
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed May 19 20:02:21 EDT 2010
Re foss4g sending too many press releases:
This is really good feedback and something that we should collect in our
FOSS4G 2009 Lessons Learned. (I was the person writing the press
releases, and would appreciate rather than be offended by by any
constructive feedback, especially if accompanied by recommendations).
What would be great is if you could include comments or summary of
comments from the people you talked with.
Re collating Community Releases:
* I did try to distinguish between major and minor releases, a minor
release being equivalent to your community release. Although it probably
should have been indicated better in the summary of press releases.
(Maybe use bold for major releases)
* I suggest that future people will want to see the order of press
releases going out, seeing what community releases were being sent out
between the major releases. Hence I suggest:
1. Add a date to your community release (currently missing)
2. Store them in the same list, but add (community release) and change
font, or similar to the title.
Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I love this email of yours.
> thanks a lot :)
> I strongly encourage you to copy the text of this email into your
> press releases at:
> I had to think about it.
> I've finally decided to create the Community Releases (as suggested by
> I had the opinion that FOSS4G is normally sending too many Press
> Releases and I honestly get annoyed and left to read messages after
> 5-6... shame on me.
> After a little investigation I know that I was not the only one.
> What I dream is a cloud of informations from different medias: blogs,
> twitters, media partners, that send informations continuously and
> asynchronous: a never ending buzz about FOSS4G.
> utopia?!? (probably)
> Anyway I will propose more messages like this to involve as much
> people as possible.
> Please everybody feel free to enhance your personal way to promote
> FOSS4G: we are a community!
> That way future conferences will think to send out such an email too.
> It would also be valuable if there were a similar email for
> planet.osgeo bloggers, if anyone wishes to compile and then check
> such a list.
> Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
> Hi all,
> from my analysis of the webstats and registration form,
> having link to 2010.foss4g.org <http://2010.foss4g.org>
> <http://2010.foss4g.org/> on project pages is more important
> then any Media Sponsors we can ask for.
> I'm including those who have already done so, just to say
> thanks! It is really helping drive traffic to our pages!!!
> Please consider adding the logo and some text encouraging your
> site visitors to attend, if you haven't already. This is a
> good way to show a corporate image respect to OSGeo and FOSS4G.
> here is the current status:
> Web Mapping
> * deegree -> NO
> * geomajas -> YES
> * GeoServer -> YES
> * Mapbender -> YES
> * MapBuilder -> NO
> * MapFish -> YES
> * MapGuide Open Source -> NO
> * MapServer -> YES
> * OpenLayers -> NO
> Desktop Applications
> * GRASS GIS -> YES
> * OSSIM -> YES
> * Quantum GIS -> YES
> * gvSIG -> YES
> Geospatial Libraries
> * FDO -> YES
> * GDAL/OGR -> YES (including a nice text )
> * GEOS -> YES
> * GeoTools -> YES
> * MetaCRS -> NO
> * PostGIS -> YES
> Metadata Catalog
> * GeoNetwork -> YES
> If you are in the community of one of the project that aren't
> showing the FOSS4G logo yet, please ask the leaders.
> If you have a blog or a personal site please add a comment and
> our logo .
> best regards
>  "FOSS4G 2010 <http://2010.foss4g.org/> is the leading annual
> conference for free and open source geospatial software. It
> will include
> workshops and presentations related to GDAL/OGR, and some of the
> GDAL/OGR development community will be attending. It is /the/
> event for
> those interested in GDAL/OGR, other FOSS geospatial
> technologies and the
> community around them."
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2010_Marketing
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:Discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> Cameron Shorter
> Geospatial Director
> Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
> Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
> Think Globally, Fix Locally
> Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source
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