[OSGeo-Discuss] European GIS Code Sprint

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Thu Sep 6 11:40:55 PDT 2007

(Reading Andrea's post, I'm reminded of the thread the other day about
OSGeo's "value".  Whatever OSGeo can do to help foster events like this
one, even just by providing a mailing list on which to announce it, is
of great value -- and is easily overlooked.)



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> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Andrea Antonello
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:47 AM
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> Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] European GIS Code Sprint
> Dear friends, dear colleagues,
> we would like to raise to you all the following proposal of 
> an European
> FOSS-GIS developers meeting by the end of November (kind of follow-up
> of the Canadian Code Sprint in September).
> The event is the 'European GIS Code Sprint' organized as a post-event
> of the SFScon 2007 held in Merano, Italy.
> Planned Dates are: 
> * 16-17 Nov 2007: South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2007
>     (http://www.sfscon.it/)
> * 18 Nov 2007 (Sunday): Outdoor GIS data collection for Free data set
>     (somewhere in South Tyrol)
> * 19-21 Nov 2007: GIS Code Sprint
> The organisation of the event would be made by the Free 
> Software Center
> in Bolzano.
> The Sprint would mainly have the aim to bring different projects to
> know each other and build up some standard interaction, let the teams
> of each project meet, discuss, design and code together fulltime and
> non-remotely for a few days, and obviously also do some 
> bugfixing. Also
> we would invite power users in order to work on documentation,
> translation and even minor issues.
> In parallel, there would be the desire to collaborate on the 
> creation of
> a free dataset by wandering in an ordered way through a defined region
> of the south tirol with GPS. The dataset should contain as 
> many data as
> possible, as for example the dataset of the grassbook does. Moreover,
> climatic and hydrologic/hydraulic data should be integrated 
> in order to
> support different analyses.
> Time is rather short and we would like to understand how much interest
> there is in such an event and more or less how many developer would
> like to attend. 
> We feel that there is a huge need for a developer meeting that could
> bring together different projects, that really need to 
> interact if they
> want to have a glorious future.
> Please give us possibly soon a feedback by *adding yourself* 
> on the WIKI
> page created for the event: 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/European_GIS_Code_Sprint
> Warmest regards,
> Andrea Antonello
> Markus Neteler
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