[OSGeo-Conf] 2012 Status?

=?GB2312?B?0Ny94A==?= xiongjie666 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 03:23:59 EDT 2012

Dear all,

All your concerns are reasonable.

The main problem for LOC now is about lack of hands. Beijing team does not
have enough funds to hire full-time epeciallists to deal with all sorts of
work.And the communication is not prompt because a translator is needed in
emails communication. When you raise a topic, a part-time translator will
translate your email into Chinese, and LOC will discuss it. It is
time-consuming. But we do value your opinion. The LOC is speeding up all
the work.

Call for workshop and call for papers will be online in 2 days.
The disorder and confusion of website is corrected, except for 2011
schedule information, LOC is working on that.
the ponsors logos have been corrected.

Thank you all for your concern and help.

Susan Xiong

ÔÚ 2012Äê4ÔÂ8ÈÕ ÉÏÎç8:22£¬Daniel P. Ames <dan.ames at isu.edu>дµÀ£º

> Given the apparent lack of organization for the global event, I am hoping
> that 2012 will still be an important FOSS4G year as a series of regional
> events draw attendees including the planned events in Prague, The
> Netherlands, North America. - Dan
> P.S. is there literally no one from China monitoring this discussion?!
> It's a disturbing vacuum.
> On Saturday, April 7, 2012, Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Cameron Shorter
>> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > As a message to the LOC: I think the collective advice from prior FOSS4G
>> > event organisors like myself is that FOSS4G 2012 needs to step up and
>> make
>> > some changes very soon if they are to attract an international audience.
>> Indeed, people need to be able to plan for this kind of travel many
>> months in advance. The LOC may indeed be able to whip up an excellent
>> conference in four months, but most international attendees won't be
>> able to whip up travel approval in that time for an event that has no
>> program, no listed speakers, no agenda and no sponsors.
>> I've been surprised at the number of folks from the US who aren't even
>> very far from DC who have told me they can't attend the NA conference
>> this year because the short timeline (announced in January for April)
>> meant they couldn't get travel approvals.
>> P.
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> - Dan
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