[OSGeo-Discuss] An OSGeo Call for Papers, sort of
Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org
Wed May 3 03:35:35 PDT 2006
I hope this is of interest ot the site:
FOSS and OpenSDI
A presentation on Free and Open Source Software in the context of an
OpenSDI (Open Source based Spatial Data Infrastructure). The
presentation uses the LEGO® Metaphor as used in “Towards a Free and
Open Source Spatial Data Infrastructure.”
C. Holmes et. al. - 2005.
* Presentation "FOSS and OpenSDI"
The presentation can be found on the GeoNetwork opensource Community
website at http://220.127.116.11/relatedstuff/ (all the way at the
Feel free to download it or link to it. Published under the Creative
Greetings from Rome,
Tel: +39 06 57056041
On May 2, 2006, at 11:53 PM, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> The following is sort of an experiment, so please bear with me.
> Your Visibility Committee is setting up a "library" of content related
> to OSGeo activities, and we would like you to contribute. We know
> there is a lot of very good content out there -- and so our idea is to
> be able to collect a number of presentations, talks, etc, under
> terms of
> a CC-like license so that other OSGeo members can use them in order to
> create/derive/remix/mashup their own custom presentations, talks, etc.
> The sort of content we are looking for includes, but is not limited
> - papers
> - slide presentations
> - web-based presentations (e.g. for tutorials)
> - podcasts
> - ...?
> The topics we are looking to cover include anything that touches on
> OSGeo, e.g. the intersection of Open Source and GIS:
> - overviews of what our Foundation is and does
> - why open source is good, in the GIS world
> - surveys of open source geo packages
> - presentations on specific OSGeo member projects
> - etc
> As we intend this to be a "permanent" library, higher quality material
> is preferred over random wiki pages of notes and scribblings. That
> said, if all I can get is a bunch of outlines for talks written up in
> ASCII, I'd be happy with that. If in doubt, go ahead and submit it.
> We're going to see how it goes and what happens, but for now the
> rules will be:
> * The actual "library" will live on the OSGeo site as a simple Wiki
> with summaries and links. I would prefer to host the actual
> content at
> osgeo.org -- if you can't abide by that, you can send me a link and
> use that.
> * For now, unless otherwise indicated, if you submit material I will
> assume you consent to a
> "free-to-remix-this-content-as-long-as-you-give-me-credit" policy.
> sure there's a formal CC term for this, but I need to do the
> research on
> * I'm not going to fight any file format wars at this point: whatever
> format is submitted will be what we use, at least for now.
> PDF, LaTex, troff, HyperCard, whatever.
> * Languages other than English are encouraged! (although you'll
> need to
> give me a short one-sentence summary in English of what the content is
> (Also, I think we should exclude from this CFP any material that is
> "course-work" oriented, as that falls under the purview of the
> and Curriculum Committee.)
> For now I'm just focused on getting a critical mass of content to
> this, but if you have any suggestions for how to organize and host
> material later on, I'd be happy to hear them.
> Thanks in advance for your contributions!
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