[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Mar 29 15:59:00 PDT 2007

Arnulf Christl wrote:

> without wanting to break your planning, would it be possible to cut the
> Mapbender Workshop slot and share it with GeoNetwork (if they are happy
> with 1.5 hs)? I would be pleased to shorten our part a bit to make some
> space as I think that metadata actually is a highly important bit. So far
> I do not see anything else on metadata.

It does break my planning, and it's also totally reactive, and unfair to 
everyone ELSE who did not receive a slot.

This is the first decision point and already people are saying "just 
reorganize the whole conference so you don't have to make any cuts". 
Well, no, sorry. When I double the number of workshop slots and halve 
the number of presentation slots and then have to cut 70% of the 
PRESENTATION submissions in three months, what will the suggestions be 

Five days, 12 workshops, 18 labs, 120 presentations, 28 demonstrations, 
20 exhibitors, 1 code sprint, thousands of beers, and hundreds of happy 
attendees. Let's think positively, it'll all be OK.


   Paul Ramsey
   Refractions Research
   pramsey at refractions.net
   Phone: 250-383-3022
   Cell: 250-885-0632

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