[OSGeo-Conf] Should we write a FOSS4G Cookbook?

Barend Köbben kobben at itc.nl
Thu Sep 6 13:19:09 PDT 2012

Hi Cameron,

The meeting with the LOC for Nottingham 2013 has just finished, and we are
on a roll! We made quite a few decisions on the Academic Track and the
co-operation of that team with the Nottingham LOC. The LOC has invited me
to become officially a member of the LOC to insure the best possible
integration of the AT in the overall happenings.

I joined the last part of the general LOC meeting and there the Cookbook
was briefly discussed and it was decided that the LOC (their chairman
Steven Feldman - in CC) will be the contact with OSGEO for that.

Barend Köbben

On 06-09-12 10:47, "Barend Köbben" <kobben at itc.nl> wrote:

>I will. Right now I am dashing off to a F2F meeting with the Nottingham
>LOC on the Academic Track, so I will report back tomorrow or so...
>On 06-09-12 00:53, "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I'm hoping you will weigh in on this thread.
>>On 6/09/2012 8:34 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> In analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2012 [1] one of the key lessons
>>> that became apparent to me is that we are not very efficient at
>>> passing on Lessons Learned from one conference to the next.
>>> Could we do a better job of knowledge transfer by building an OSGeo
>>> Conference Body of Knowledge? Something like a FOSS4G Cookbook [2]?
>>> If so, what should be the scope of the cookbook? Should it only be for
>>> the international FOSS4G event? Should it cover regional conferences
>>> too? Should it also cover FOSS4G steams in other conferences?
>>> Who thinks this idea is important enough that you would like to help
>>> write sections of the Cookbook, or help with editing?
>>> What format should we use to write the Cookbook? Maybe a wiki?
>>> I'm interested to help push this idea forward if we as a community
>>> think that there will be value in such a collaboratively edited
>>> If you have an interest, please respond on the OSGeo conference_dev
>>> email list (rather than OSGeo Discuss)
>>> [1]
>>> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Cookbook
>>> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
>>Cameron Shorter
>>Geospatial Solutions Manager
>>Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
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