[OSGeo-Discuss] Should we write a FOSS4G Cookbook?

Mike Saunt mikesaunt at astuntechnology.com
Thu Sep 6 02:55:20 PDT 2012

I think this is a good idea.   We're using basecamp for FOSS4G 2013 so lots
of details will be recorded there.  I would think conference post mortems
would work too...

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On Sep 5, 2012 11:34 PM, "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>

> In analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2012 [1] one of the key lessons that
> became apparent to me is that we are not very efficient at passing on
> Lessons Learned from one conference to the next.
> Could we do a better job of knowledge transfer by building an OSGeo
> Conference Body of Knowledge? Something like a FOSS4G Cookbook [2]?
> If so, what should be the scope of the cookbook? Should it only be for the
> international FOSS4G event? Should it cover regional conferences too?
> Should it also cover FOSS4G steams in other conferences?
> Who thinks this idea is important enough that you would like to help write
> sections of the Cookbook, or help with editing?
> What format should we use to write the Cookbook? Maybe a wiki?
> I'm interested to help push this idea forward if we as a community think
> that there will be value in such a collaboratively edited document.
> If you have an interest, please respond on the OSGeo conference_dev email
> list (rather than OSGeo Discuss)
> [1] http://cameronshorter.**blogspot.com.au/2012/08/**
> analysing-downfall-of-foss4g-**2012.html<http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/analysing-downfall-of-foss4g-2012.html>
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/**FOSS4G_Cookbook<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Cookbook>
> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/**mailman/listinfo/conference_**dev<http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev>
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