[OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009

maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it
Tue Sep 21 23:21:00 PDT 2010

Dear Landon
I'm in the Editorial Boarder of a journal (Applied Geomatics) and we  
are volunteers also but we try to define, before, and respect, after,  

In general we succeed.

In any case the most of activities of OSGeo is given by volunteers and  
therefore I can't see the conceptual difference between the Journal  
and other activities. And at the end Tyler was supposed to finalise  
the journal and he is not a volunteer.


Def. Quota Landon Blake <lblake at ksninc.com>:

> I appreciate the concerns on the part of those that submit articles.
> However, the OSGeo Journal, for example, is put together by a team of
> volunteer editors.
> It is hard to make publication commitments when you are working with a
> team of volunteers.
> Maybe we need to make this aspect of the OSGeo Journal clear to authors
> that submit an article. It may not be the best article for articles that
> critically depend on hard publication dates.
> Landon
> Office Phone Number: (209) 946-0268
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Simon Cropper
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 4:52 PM
> To: massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch; OSGeo Discussions
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009
> On Tuesday 21 September 2010 12:52:55 am Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>> Dear OSGeo community,
>> I'm writing this mail to aknowledge the OSGeo community about a very
>> negative situation that happened.
>> As you may know, in Sydney, the selection process for the Accademic
>> Track session was based on the paper review by a scientific committee.
>> The web site, promoted that the selected papers were going to be
>> published by a reputed journal. For this reason several persons (at
>> least myself) submitted their works and could afford the costs of the
>> conference (my director approved the cost saying, "well if you will
> have
>> a publication is ok..").
>> After more then one year, Thierry Badard, the person that take in
> charge
>> the task to find the editor for the papers do not produced anything.
> He
>> only send two mails in one year writing that He will come out with
> news
>> very soon!! (still waiting).
>> I think that this is not positive for the FOSS4G conference and the
>> accademic community that work with OSGeo project.
>> But, apart of this acknowledge, with this e-mail I formally ask that
> my
>> paper is retired from any future pubblication, so that I can try on
>> myself to submit this paper to another journal.
>> I just would like to remind that writing paper is time expensive and
>> that young scientists needs publication and counted on these too, and
>> that if someone is not able to perform a task should simply not take
> in
>> charge the responsibility.
>> Regards,
>> Massimiliano
> Massimiliano,
> I agree. Papers submitted to journals should be published in a timely
> manner.
> Publishers should be forthright with authors and provide clear
> publication
> time lines PRIOR to accepting articles.
> --
> Cheers Simon
> 	Simon Cropper
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