[OSGeo-Discuss] INSPIRE Conference 2013 - UPDATES on the workshop

Simone Giannecchini simone.giannecchini at geo-solutions.it
Tue May 21 00:39:31 PDT 2013

Ciao Jachym,
a few clarifications below...

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On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Jachym Cepicky
<jachym.cepicky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Madi,
> I still did not obtain any confirmation mail about proposed presentation
> - do you know by chance, how far the process is?
> As for the workshop, it seems odd to combine MapStore as concrete
> product with whole OSGeo stack and more dialogue-based workshop.
> I see them as two different topics for completely different auditorium.
> I would understand, that MapStore people would feel upset, if they would
> have to share their time with "pure" OSGeo.
> From my point of view, all decisions are bad (except having two full
> workshops accepted). I think, that the best option would than be to
> share the time with MapStore and gladly accept their offer kind 30:60
> (rather 60:30 - OSGeo in general, MapStore as concrete example of local
> company using and developing OSGeo projects), if possible.

That was exactly my proposal :)
We also had to try and find a decent title as having two different
workshops using portions of the same time seemed misleading and
actually contraddicted what was asked from
the organizers. Therefore I suggested to split the time giving
precedence to the OSGEO based discussion and then hold the MapStore
workshop at the end.

> NOTE: This is nothing against MapStore. I wish them all the best and I
> think, they deserve full workshop time slot as well. INSPIRE conference
> committee forses us to compete as international organization with
> semi-local company (GeoSolution). This is simply not all right (or do I
> see it completely wrong?)

Well, life isn't perfect and we need to live with what we are while we
try to change things :)
I believe the solution we are proposing here is Ok (not perfect I
admit) as I believe leaves enough room for discussion
as well as as enough room for us (as in GeoSolutions) for showing a
bit of what we do.

> I also think, this shows us, that OSGeo is not taken seriously as
> important partner to conference committee of INSPIRE conference and that
> brings me back to our SDI committee proposed earlier - I have to push it
> little bit further (I do not like pushing to hard, though).
> Thanks
> Jachym
> Dne 20.5.2013 15:47, Margherita Di Leo napsal(a):
>> Dear All,
>> as correspondent author for the workshop proposal [1], I received an email
>> from the INSPIRE Conference Organisers. Unfortunately, due to time and
>> space limitations, it is possible for them to only choose a small number of
>> the submitted workshops to appear in the programme. Therefore their request
>> was to combine, if possible, our workshop with the one submitted by Simone
>> Giannecchini and Tobia Di Pisa:
>> "Hands-on Introduction to create mash-ups for INSPIRE Services with
>> MapStore"
>> Simone was in cc in this email.
>> I just had a Skype talk with Simone, and we individuated a couple of
>> possible scenarios:
>> 1) Withdraw one of the two workshops; or
>> 2) Split the 90 minutes at our disposal in two.
>> Of course this decision is up to all the co-authors. In case we decide for
>> the second solution, Simone kindly offered to shrink his time to 30
>> minutes, in order to allow the round table to take place in 60 minutes
>> comfortably.
>> Another request from the committee was to delineate a new title for the
>> workshop, and the proposal would be something like:
>> "Ping-Pong match: OSGeo & INSPIRE (with a practical intro to using MapStore
>> for INSPIRE Services mashups)"
>> Of course also this is open to discussion.
>> Please let me know ASAP your reaction.
>> Thank you and best regards,
>> Margherita
>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE_conference_2013#Workshop_proposal
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