[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal Now Available

Daniel Ames dpames at gmail.com
Wed May 16 13:41:10 PDT 2007

Hey Landon and others, thanks for the good discussion points. I guess
this topic should probably move to the newsletter discussion list, but
I wanted to mention here that I totally agree that this shouldn't be
just an academic issue. Rather it could be a great way for lots of
kinds of FOSS4G research and development work that needs a publication
outlet - from anyone regardless of affiliation. I told Tyler a few
weeks ago that I'd put together a draft summary of the idea including
scope, approach, etc. So I'll take a shot at this and notify the
newsletter list when its up on the wiki somewhere. Thanks all. - Dan

On 5/16/07, Landon Blake <lblake at ksninc.com> wrote:
> Dan,
> This is a very interesting idea. I am curious about how would we decide the
> qualifications of the article reviewers, or on those submitting,
> "scientific" articles to the OSGeo Journal.
> I'm loathe to impose the restrictions of university education on
> participation in the OSGeo Journal at any level. I believe there a lot of
> individuals involved in geospatial technology at an every day, hands on, and
> "dirty" level. I believe the availability of open source code in the
> geospatial arena is part of what makes this possible. I think a lot of
> people become involved in open source GIS as only a minor part of what they
> do. I don't want to isolate those types of individuals.
> As an example, I have no university degree, but I consider myself an active
> participant in open source geospatial technology. This is despite the fact
> that it plays only a minor role in my day job.
> I think of our goals with the journal is to appeal to a broad audience. My
> only concern with this idea is that the OSGeo Journal would become a
> publication that was exclusive to those from Academia. There is a lot of
> great work being done in the trenches.
> As long as we are flexible about who we allow to contribute and review
> articles I would support this idea.
> Landon (A.K.A. The Sunburned Surveyor)
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> This may be a good time to mention a thread that Tyler and I discussed
> a month ago with respect to the OSGeo Journal.
> I suggested that we explore the option of having 2-4 peer reviewed
> science type journal articles in future editions in addition to the
> project updates and other types of articles, and I volunteered to help
> coordinate the peer-review process. I'd be interested to know what
> others think of this.  Would anyone else find it useful to have a
> FOSS4G oriented  peer-reviewed journal article outlet? Anyone else to
> volunteer for a peer review process? (Tyler are you still interested
> in this idea?) - Dan
> On 5/16/07, Paulo Marcondes <paulomarcondes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2007/5/16, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) <tmitchell at osgeo.org>:
> > >
> > > On 15-May-07, at 1:06 PM, Helton Uchoa wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is there any information about permission for publish in another
> > > > language?
> > >
> > > Good question.  Before I tackle the republishing rights question, I'd
> > > like to know if there are any others out there who are hoping to
> > > translate some/all of the Journal?
> >
> > I think I can work together with Helton in the Portuguese translation.
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Daniel P. Ames, PhD, PE
Dept of Geosciences
Idaho State University
amesdani at isu.edu

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