[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2009 Code sprint

Jeroen Ticheler Jeroen.Ticheler at geocat.net
Mon Oct 13 02:39:08 PDT 2008

Hi Tim,

On Oct 12, 2008, at 7:01 PM, Tim Bowden wrote:

> Just to confuse things again, we're reconsidering the idea of having  
> it
> before.  It runs the risk of diverting attention from the last minute
> things that need to be done in the run up to the conf itself.  After  
> is
> looking like a great option right now (which would reduce by 1 the
> number of nights accommodation as well).

I think that if there's a clear goal set for the Code Sprint and its  
relation to the conference, it can actually help to get a good turnout  
and instead of diverting attention it could increase it. If it is  
organized as _just a code sprint_ without objective(s) the risk is  
indeed there, otherwise I think the contrary can be true.

You suggested the idea of an interoperability integration showcase,  
maybe as a permanent platform that shows both proprietary and open  
source software interoperate. I think that is an excellent idea and is  
well worth pursuing in collaboration with OGC and vendors. If such  
goal is pursued, a three days final preparation code sprint would be  
extremely valuable, also with respect to the workshops in the  

I realize that both conference and code sprint are tiring events, so  
having them in one rush can be exhaustive. If there's a good chance to  
relax between the two (a long weekend) however, it may be worthwhile.

My 2 cents, ciao,

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