[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Cookbook writing guide

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 03:13:15 PDT 2012

An awesome piece of work to get us started Cameron, thank you very much

Once our initial flurry has settled down the 2013 team will start getting some of our early thoughts added in

Steven Feldman

On 7 Sep 2012, at 22:53, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> I have written suggestions for our "Update Process" [1] and a "Template Section" [2], and would like to hear suggestions on whether I'm on the right track:
> Editing this document
> Draft, awaiting review
> This FOSS4G Cookbook aims to be concise, so that it is easy to read and follow. We also aim to collaboratively edit and continuously build this document based upon our collective experience running conferences. As such, we will need to continuously update and delete old text as new ideas come to hand.
> The process to follow in updating this wiki is:
>    Feel free to make trivial tweaks to grammar and syntax.
>    If you would like to introduce a new idea, maybe add a new section, or improve an old section:
>        Raise your suggestion on the OSGeo Conference email list.
>        Once a rough consensus has been reached on the list, you may then update the Cookbook with the collective wisdom of the list.
>        If writing a new section, consider starting the section with: Draft, awaiting review
>        After updating your text, notify the list again to give others the opportunity to review and tweak.
> Section Writing Guide
> The first sentence(s) of a section should describe the meaning of the heading. Eg, if this section is on "Birds of a Feather", then the first sentence should start with: Birds of a Feather sessions refer to semi-formal gatherings of like minded delegates to discuss a topic of interest.
> Following paragraphs provide specific details. They might hyperlink to more details from an external Lessons Learned type doc. It will likely cover some of the following topics:
>    Key success factors
>    Things that can go wrong, with optional brief examples
>    List of considerations and why choose one consideration over another
>    List of steps to follow
>    Organisations or people to contact to coordinate with
>    Links to external documents, such as a Google Docs spreadsheet
> See Also
>        Where relevant, finish with a list of links to web pages for further reading. E.g.
>        FOSS4G 2009 Birds of Feather Lessons Learned
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Cookbook#Section_Writing_Guide
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Cookbook#Section_Writing_Guide
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