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

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 02:51:59 PDT 2009

On 7/31/09, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com> wrote:
> 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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If this doesn't require programming but more coordinating.  How can I help?

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