[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Fri May 10 00:14:27 PDT 2013

Hi all,

On 05/10/2013 09:06 AM, andrea antonello wrote:
> Hi Barry,
>> The workshop selection process was handed to our workshop subcommittee
>> - I've asked them to respond to these issues here on the mailing list
>> and personally to you two if that's necessary.
> thanks, an open answer is perfectly fine for me. I am not arguing, I
> am just interested in knowing the idea behind.
>> The balance looks quite good to me, where there is duplication it
>> seems to be different aspects of the same project - Postgis Intro and
>> Postgis 3d have different audiences, for example. Its possible that
>> other projects weren't represented in the proposals which would
>> explain their absence.
> Well, I can't agree completely, but if that is the point, at least I
> know what the reason is. My point was about the fact that there are
> many other interesting projects around and I would prefer to see
> different projects than the "most important" represented in all their
> styles. But it might be only me.

+1 here. I believe this should not be a Postgres event (substitute Postgres by 
your favorite), but allow to gather folks from as many domains as possible. This 
would mean to give space to as many projects as possible, and I personally would 
not dare to judge about one being "interesting". Maybe multiple submissions from 
a single project might be combined into one to leave space for the crowd?

Maybe this - very fruitful and balanced - discussion could lead to some best 
practices for future FOSS4Gs?

Kudos to the committees at large - it is an extermely diverse and challenging 
task to organize such a big event!

my 2 cents,

>> There are a few workshops from OpenGeo, but if
>> you go to their website and see how much they charge for commercial
>> training, you might see this as us giving people the opportunity to
>> get some great training cheaply from some great trainers.
> Well, on this I do not agree at all. Opengeo kind of leads many
> important projects and it is clear to me that they can be presenters
> of several worksops. They earn it.
> But if the getting cheap training is the reason, then I really think
> it is wrong!
>> Anyway, our Workshop Team will address these issues later.
> Now I am really curious, thanks.
> Andrea
>> Barry
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