[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G presentation review process [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Oct 2 04:43:48 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Volker Mische <volker.mische at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I don't agree. I like the idea of having the community vote on the
> abstracts only and then the organising committee can make the call of
> adding some some big names to draw the expected attention to the
> conference. They may even use some abstract that wasn't voted that much,
> but the committee still thinks it's an good idea.

I dislike the "popularity contest" because it is too easily biased
with lobbying ("please vote for me") as we have seen in the past
years. We'd better aim at quality than lobbying...


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