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

Massimo Di Stefano massimodisasha at yahoo.it
Fri Jul 31 03:55:40 PDT 2009

Hi All,

I'm  working on a live dvd project based on GIS software,
i'm avaiable for any help on the dvd creation.
let me know.



Il giorno 31/lug/09, alle ore 11:11, Cameron Shorter ha scritto:

> 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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