[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Sep 13 08:11:45 PDT 2014

Hi Andrew,

Sure, sounds good.

Responding to your comment, we now work closely with several foundations 
(ISPRS, ICA, GLTN, and soon GSDI, are examples that I have met with 
recently personally).

There does seem to be something different about the way LocationTech is 
handing this, seems somewhat 'rushed' or 'forced', and I am not sure why 
this pressure.  Maybe we can slow things down a bit, take the hand off 
the throttle, sign an MoU, maybe have booths at each other's 
events...similar to how OSGeo works already with these other foundations.

We can talk about this shortly.


On 2014-09-13 7:51 AM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> Dear Jeff, Everyone,
> I'll drop in to help as well. I may be a little late as I promised my
> children a video chat. I apologize as I'd like to be there and help.
> For what it's worth, regarding the tag line agenda item, OSGeo is far
> from the only open source community. Unaffiliated projects in Github can
> claim that for example. It might be better to aim for something a bit
> more distinct.
> See you soon,
> Andrew
> On September 12, 2014 7:28:08 PM PDT, Jeff McKenna
> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>     For the record Arnulf forgot that the Board meeting starts at 8am at the
>     same location, discussing of course the exact topics that he mentioned
>     (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2014-09-13).  But please don't
>     let me hinder your energy, definitely tackle the areas that need love
>     (reviving the marketting committee, picking your favorite project in
>     incubation and give some nudges...lots to do!)
>     Thanks, see you early at the sprint.
>     PS. the Board meeting, and any Board meeting, is open to anyone and
>     everyone.
>     -jeff
>     On 2014-09-12 9:25 AM, Seven wrote:
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>         Folks,
>         if anybody indicates interest in hacking OSGeo at the code sprint in
>         Portland tomorrow please answer.
>         In past years we have brain stormed around Marketing, Sponsorship,
>         Education, Data (specifically how OSGeo can support the Open Data
>         model) and so on. It is a aunique opportunity to evolve OSGeo as an
>         organization and I would be happy to contribute to anything you
>         might
>         want to achieve for within and around OSGeo as an organization.
>         This can also include how (or rather if at all) OSGeo manages
>         FOSS4G.
>         In my experience the day directly after the event is the best
>         time to
>         actually do this, impressions are still fresh and lots of ideas have
>         popped up. If we do not invest some time into realizing them we are
>         not going to get anywhere. So if you think OSGeo needs a push in a
>         certain direction, join. There will be representatives from the
>         board
>         of directors, the president (I guess you are there Jeff, right?) and
>         other folks in key roles. It is probably the only time in the year
>         when you will get so many bright OSGeo folks in one place.
>         Here is a link to drop your ideas. Its a Wiki, just go hack it
>         as you
>         like:
>         http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Hack_2014
>         Cheers,
>         Arnulf
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Jeff McKenna
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