[OSGeo-Discuss] Picking a name for "OSGeo Research and Education Labs Network"

Newcomb, Doug doug_newcomb at fws.gov
Tue Mar 19 16:05:46 PDT 2013

I agree that we need to avoid confusion between the incubator and the
research and education initiative.  If folks are used to "OSGEO labs" being
associated with incubation, I would say keep it that way.  I like both EDU
and REL, but I think the REL label for Research and Education  weould be
more accurate.  Would training be a separate subject?


On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> Thanks Cameron.  What others might not have seen is the much discussion
> off-line about this today.  Earlier today I pointed out that the name
> "OSGeo Labs" is currently in use, and then Helena recommended "OSGeo
> REL" (Research and Education Labs) which I like very much.
> I also earlier recommended that Suchith or whoever install a CMS/portal
> on their servers, and then we could use an osgeo subdomain such as
> xxx.osgeo.org (this would get around us having to work it into our
> current CMS).
> I recommended the group file some SAC tickets for the subdomain creation
> and mailing list creation.
> Wiki: can be started right away on our OSGeo wiki! :)  You could even
> create your own "REL" category so all related pages are nicely viewed :)
>   (i sound like the arnulf-bot more and more everyday)
> I am happy to see this moved to public discussion.
> /me goes quiet
> -jeff
> On 2013-03-18 5:27 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> > All,
> > Suchith's OSGeo Research and Education Labs Network is becoming more and
> > more successful, with new educational institutions being added every
> > week or two. (Are we up to 20 to 25 Universities now?)
> >
> > I see the list of emails has 46 people on it. So there is discussion
> about:
> > 1. Setting up an email list for all these people
> > 2. Setting up a landing web page, something like http://labs.osgeo.org
> > 3. Setting up a wiki page
> > 4. Collecting names of participants, similar to
> > http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate
> >
> > But before doing all the above, we need to pick an abbreviated name for
> > the "OSGeo Research and Education Labs Network"
> >
> > Ideas floated so far:
> > * labs.osgeo.org (Probably the best name, but this name is current being
> > used by projects which haven't started incubation yet).
> > * Osgeo Specialist Labs
> > * OSGeo REL - research and education labs
> > * OSGeoEduLabs
> >
> > I'm personally in favour of the OSGeo Research Labs claiming the "OSGeo
> > Labs" name as I believe that OSGeo Research Labs have already been using
> > the term "OSGeo Labs" for quite some time in correspondence, the
> > "Research Labs" are likely to become much more prominent than the
> > current "OSGeo Labs", and I know the person who originally coined the
> > "OSGeo Labs" term won't be offended (as it was me who originally coined
> > the "OSGeo Labs" term).
> >
> > I'd suggest moving the existing "OSGeo Labs" to "OSGeo Pre-incubation"
> > (or a similar term).
> >
> > I suggest that we wait for up to one week, before settling on a domain
> > name, in order to give everyone a chance to add their comments.
> >
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Doug Newcomb
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