[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) bartvde at osgis.nl
Thu Mar 29 11:01:25 PDT 2007

If you make it two hour workshops you can have 18 instead of 12.

2 hours is more than enough IMHO.

Best regards,

Paul Ramsey schreef:
> Jeroen,
> I appreciate your frustration, and I know it is shared by many others, 
> as only 12 of the 34 3-hour workshop submissions could be hosted.  The 
> criteria the workshop committee used in their evaluation are here:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/FOSS4G2007_Workshops#Criteria_used_by_the_workshop_committee_to_review_workshop_submissions 
> All the committee members ranked the submissions on those criteria and 
> the rankings were averaged.  Two workshops in the top 12 that were 
> topic duplicates were removed and the next-lowest-ranked 
> non-duplicates were moved up.  It appears that being on the committee 
> is no guarantee of satisfaction with the final result. The average of 
> a bunch of lists people want is a list that no one is 100% happy with.
> Paul
> On 28-Mar-07, at 10:36 PM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
>> Dear people,
>> Thank you for your information. I have to say I find that pretty 
>> frustrating and annoying knowing that GeoNetwork opensource is one of 
>> the incubator projects of OSGEO, the number of OSGEO projects is 
>> (still) limited and FOSS4G is the OSGEO conference.
>> Participating with the project in OSGEO has multiple reasons, one of 
>> them being that it provides opportunities to work on synergies and 
>> work on marketing the OSGEO software stack. Now how does the intent 
>> of OSGEOs mission fit with refusing a (single) workshop on one of its 
>> projects. Maybe I miss something, but I'd assumed there was at least 
>> some kind of a relation!?
>> Looking forward to some good feedback and discussion on this, also on 
>> the OSGEO mailing list as I consider that discussion very relevant in 
>> the further development of outreach strategies for ourselves and the 
>> OSGEO foundation through conferences.
>> Core question:
>> "Should OSGEO projects have guaranteed workshop and presentation 
>> space for at least one session?"
>> Regards,
>> Jeroen
>> On Mar 28, 2007, at 5:58 PM, FOSS4G 2007 wrote:
>>> Dear Jeroen Ticheler,
>>> We regret to inform you that we will not be able to accept your Half 
>>> Day
>>> workshop, "Using the GeoNetwork opensource Spatial Data Catalog", 
>>> for the
>>> FOSS4G 2007 program.  We had a very large number of submissions this 
>>> year, and
>>>  have been able to accept less than half of them
>>> .
>>> We hope you will consider bringing some of your ideas to the 
>>> conference in the
>>>  form of a presentation. The Call for Presentations is currently 
>>> open, and
>>> there is room for 120 presentations at the conference this year
>>> .
>>> http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations
>>> Yours,
>>> The FOSS4G 2007 Conference Committee
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Bart van den Eijnden
OSGIS, Open Source GIS
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