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

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 03:42:38 PDT 2012

Hi there,

Originaly, I was thinking, there is no need for such material. But thinking
about the process, we have been through for about two times (writing a
proposal, calculating budget, ...) and what we had to do for and during
FOSS4G-CEE, i would say, it would be nice to have. We have tried to pick up
all possible lessons learned from various FOSS4G events,.but it was a hard

So, I'm all for to start something, possibly in the wiki form. It schould
probably cover organization of big FOSS4G down to small scale events (e.g.
code sprints).

There should be someone coordinating this acticity and if no one more
experienced would like to do that, I think, i could pick this tasķ.



Jáchym Čepický
homepage: http://les-ejk.cz
e-mail: jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Dne 6.9.2012 0:34 "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> napsal(a):

> 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 document.
> If you have an interest, please respond on the OSGeo conference_dev email
> list (rather than OSGeo Discuss)
> [1] http://cameronshorter.**blogspot.com.au/2012/08/**
> analysing-downfall-of-foss4g-**2012.html<http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/analysing-downfall-of-foss4g-2012.html>
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/**FOSS4G_Cookbook<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Cookbook>
> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/**mailman/listinfo/conference_**dev<http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev>
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