[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Handbook some additional information

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 13:41:22 PDT 2016

Till, Stephen,

I'm offering to help too.

Stephen, are there any foss4g rfp topics which you would like to see 
prioritised and addressed first?

Budget expectations sounds like one, and it sounds like we have a range 
of opinions on the matter (which will likely lead to a vote to resolve).

Stephen, I don't think we need to copy cookbook text into a separate 
page to edit. Most of the cookbook is still relatively raw, and we have 
the wiki history we can refer to.

At the moment, we have been using a convention of new text or comments 
in red font, until it is generally agreed.

Re timeslot for IRC, I'm in an inconvenient timezone in Australia. This 
time of day has worked for a number of international meetings I attend:


On 8/09/2016 2:05 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:
> Till
> Great idea to review/rerwrite the Cookbook. Thanks for offering to lead on this. Suggest you make a copy of the page and edit/rewrite that so that we can keep the original for comparison until we approve the new version.
> Re the discussion of pricing, grants and guarantees etc - suggest we start a new thread to canvas opinions. I will respond with some thoughts in the next couple of days. The discussion will need to be relatively quick if we want to make any material changes to the 2018 RfP as we need to get that out before the end of September at the very latest.
> Cheers
> ______
> Steven
>> On 7 Sep 2016, at 13:14, till.adams at fossgis.de wrote:
>> Hi Steven, @all,
>> perhaps it's time to do a general review over our Cookbook after it already has some years of existence on it's back. I can offer to start a general walk through and pick out single points in order to improve them. Of course I combine this with the call for participation, so that a smaller circle of people (from this list) who are willing to jump on find together. We could have frequent IRC chats about single topics.
>> If something general changes, we come back to the list and discuss it here.
>> As said, just an offer.
>> Another point:
>> After the crossing mails from the past days, I would suggest to have a general discussion about budget, entrance fees, especially lowered entrance fees for students and/or attendees from developing countries - but if we do so, we need to include the discussion, whether OSGeo is willing to give a 100% financial backup to LOC's. Travel granting might also be an issue to be discussed within this.
>> For me it looks like at this point various people have different understandings of global, continental, regional or local FOSS4G's, but at least for the global conference we need to come to one accepted solution - also in order to prevent upcoming LOCs from having the same discussions again and again.
>> Regards, Till
>> Am 2016-09-06 18:38, schrieb Steven Feldman:
>>> I have updated the Handbook with all of Astrid’s suggestions and
>>> corrected a couple of typos. Feel free to improve even further
>>> ______
>>> Steven
>>>> On 3 Sep 2016, at 13:54, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org> wrote:
>>>> (Hi Steven. Somehow I have problems to submit to conference-dev list at the moment - no confirmation mail is send.... Therefore could you please forward the mail to the conference-dev list with suggestions for the FOSS4G Handbook)
>>>> Hello Conference list,
>>>> as mentioned in the FOSS4G handbook I follow the process ...
>>>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook#Editing_this_document
>>>> Some parts in the handbook are very short or do not exist. I wrote the following suggestions already in Wiki syntax, so that they are easy to add if you like them.
>>>> For discussion: I suggest to add some more information concerning photos, videos, recording, streaming, twitter and OSGeo-Live.
>>>> == Press Releases ==
>>>> add the link so people know where to submit news
>>>> * http://www.osgeo.org/content/news/submit_news.html
>>>> == Photos ==
>>>> FOSS4G runs a flickr group called FOSS4G. You can provide images from FOSS4G conferences to this group. You can get a member of this group and share your photos.
>>>> If you run the next FOSS4G conference you can ask to become an admin to change the configuration (ask Steven Feldmann f.e)
>>>> * https://www.flickr.com/groups/foss4g/
>>>> == Videos ==
>>>> === Vimeo ===
>>>> Foss4G runs a vimeo account. Where you can upload 20GB per week. Some conference where uploaded here. A full FOSS4G will produce more than 20GB of material..
>>>> * the account will be passed every year after the conference to the next team
>>>> * https://vimeo.com/foss4g
>>>> * Make sure, that you add enough metadata when you publish your video
>>>> There is a video landing page which refers to all videos from the last conferences.
>>>> http://video.foss4g.org
>>>> http://video.foss4g.org/foss4g2016/videos/index.html
>>>> The code for the landing page is in OSGeo git. You can request access and build your own landing page.
>>>> https://git.osgeo.org/gogs/foss4g/video.foss4g.org
>>>> === TiB ===
>>>> * TiB in Hannover is happy to publish our videos from FOSS4G. Peter Löwe is the contact person.
>>>> == Recording & streaming ==
>>>> FOSS4G conference should provide streaming of the talks and recording for later publishing.
>>>> * Streaming enables people that could not come to the conference to join and even discuss on twitter (like Jeff did 2016).
>>>> * Reocrding and publishing helps to spread the knowledge and awareness about OSGeo software
>>>> == twitter ==
>>>> * FOSS4G runs the account https://twitter.com/foss4g
>>>> * the account will be passed every year after the conference to the next team
>>>> * use #FOSS4G2017 in your tweets (maybe also #FOSS4G?????????????)
>>>> * tweetdeck can be used to get a better overview about tweets, notifications, retweets... https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/
>>>> * http://buffer.com/ (can be used to define tweets in advance and let them be posted at a defindes time)
>>>> * NodeXL shows you the tweet statistics in a graph https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/
>>>> OSGeo-Live
>>>> ----------------
>>>> (At the moment it says Live DVD in the handbook but nothing more... Title should be OSGeo-Live)
>>>> == OSGeo-Live ==
>>>> * http://live.osgeo.org
>>>> * There is an OSGeo-Live team that provides every half a year an image of a collection of over 50 software projects and data and tutorials
>>>> * the OSGeo-live team prepares a Version before FOSS4G that can be used at the conference in the workshops, at presentation notebooks & and can be give away to the delegates as bootable USB drives. This is a great opportunity to spread OSGeo software and promote OSGeo!
>>>> * Also the OSGeo-Live team adds OSM data from the region where FOSS4G takes place (live 2016 data from Bonn was added)
>>>> * Also the OSGeo-live team can add your FOSS4G-Logo or material on the image
>>>> * the OSGeo-Live team will help you with USB and image - please contact them on the mailing list
>>>> * Get information about the OSGeo-Live team here https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc
>>>> * Workshops with OSGeo-Live: trainer can refer to  Workshop material here https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/wiki/Live_GIS_Workshop_Install  (there is a link on the desktop of OSGeo-Live which will open the url)
>>>> The following changes or additions are for discussion.
>>>> Astrid
>>>> --
>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Astrid_Emde
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