[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G2009 to reach those who cannot attend

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Fri Jul 31 02:11:27 PDT 2009

Hi Ravi,
Yes, you are so right, we do need to collect as much of the material 
from the FOSS4G conference as we can.

One way we hope to facilitate this has been to give every attendee a 
LiveDVD which can be populated with all the material from the workshops. 
This means that if workshop presenters can get their data onto the DVD, 
then they know all attendees will receive it.

So we have budget for the LiveDVD. We have an old version of the LiveDVD 
(based on FOSS4G 2008). What we need to continue through to completion 
is to have someone who will coordinate the compiling of the DVD.  This 
is primarily a project management role, keeping track of what is on the 
DVD and what should be on it, contacting workshop authors, and project 
leads and helping them get their projects onto the DVD etc.

Sound like you? It would be an incredibly valuable contribution to 
FOSS4G and the greater OSGeo community at large.

Jody Garnett wrote:
> These are all kind thoughts. Would you consider volunteering to help
> put together the conference live DVD? You can see an example from
> FOSS4G2008 etc...
> Jody
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 8:20 AM, <ravivundavalli at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> FOSS4G every year is a keenly followed event. Many await the publication of material on the website eagerly such that they can follow labs, workshops and presentations of choice.
>> So the present organisers may please request those especially conducting labs/workshops to keep in mind the multitudes who browse them through the internet can have equal benefit. This can be achieved my keeping on the internet for download
>> 1. All the binaries that are required for the exercise
>> 2. All the data that are required for the exercise
>> 3. All the printed material provided for the exercise
>> 4. All the other material provided to the attendees, CD or DVD etc
>> I agree that most of it is done each time, except for a few instances
>> Example:'Download data from the CD provided', is given in the lab pdf.. but the data is not given for download...
>> Example:'Run the pg_setenv.bat file first,' (FOSS4G2007).. even on date a nice archive is available from the FOSS4G2007 website, data, text etc..
>> but, the pg_setenv.bat, not there.
>> This may be trivial for experts, but for those learning through the internet and depending on 'Discuss Lists', it will be a roadblock.
>> Cheers
>> Ravi Kumar
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