[OSGeo-Conf] Please review first press release of FOSS4G 2015

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu May 22 15:05:06 PDT 2014

Hi Sanghee,

1. Media distribution: OSGeo doesn't have its own media partners setup,
but your LOC could contact directly the past FOSS4G media partners (look
at the bottom of http://2013.foss4g.org/), for example I know that
DirectionsMagazine has a page on its site for manually submitting a news
item for publication (http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/add/).
yes the hard work begins for the LOC!

Note that in the past, some LOCs wait until they have a website
template/shell up (imagine http://2015.foss4g.org/).  But it sounds like
you want to move forward for now without, which is fine.  But when you
are ready to put up a site, bug me and we'll get that url setup.

2. OSGeo announcement: well actually as of yesterday the OSGeo Board
voted to support your proposal, it was accepted! I just assumed that the
press release draft wiki page would be the same text sent to the Discuss
list.  When you are ready to do this, just send your wiki page text here
and Anne will make an OSGeo announcement out of it: send to

3. Mailing list: I agree, we should move this discussion right away to
the new public list! (subscribe at

4. 24/7/365: you're right ha! plus me lurking on your discussions using
Google Translate from Canada...you're covered 24/7 ha!


On 2014-05-22, 4:51 PM, Sanghee Shin wrote:
> Dear Steven and Jeff, 
> Thank you for your revision. I think we, the LOC, should vote to decide which one is better. ha..
> Regarding press release and discussion of FOSS4G 2015, I have several questions. 
> 1. After completing press release, how can we distribute this press release to the media? Just releasing through OSGeo discuss mailing lists? or sending press release to specifically selected media - e.g. media partners -  through e-mail? The problem of latter is that we don’t have media partners yet. 
> 2. About the FOSS4G 2015 selection, will OSGeo officially announce this through OSGeo mailing list or do we have to do this by ourself? I think we’d better announce our selection on next Monday. 
> FYI OSGeo SAC created mailing lists for FOSS2015 conference -  https://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2015. We’d better move to this mailing list. 
> Jeff, for the success of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul, the LOC member will be in service 24/7/365!!!
> With regards, 
> Sanghee
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> 2014. 5. 22., 오후 6:35, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> 작성:
>> Jeff
>> I thought the changes were sufficiently substantial that it would help to create a second draft and to allow pole to compare them both. I can copy them across wholesale over the existing if you prefer.
>> ______
>> Steven
>> On 22 May 2014, at 18:32, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>>> Sanghee, Heegu: I made some minor edits to your page.
>>> StevenF: please edit their main page directly (anyone can view changes
>>> through the "History" link on the page).  Plus, Asia is asleep right
>>> now, so give'er! :)
>>> -jeff
>>> On 2014-05-22, 11:12 AM, Sanghee Shin wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> Heegu Park, who is in charge of marketing & communication in the LOC, drafted a first press release[1] of FOSS4G 2015. 
>>>> Would you please review this and update there?
>>>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2015_Press_Release_00
>>>> With regards, 
>>>> Sanghee
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