[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Sat Sep 13 09:55:20 PDT 2014


I'm not sure what LocationTech has to do with this topic? Please let me 
know if I'm missing something.

In case it wasn't perfectly clear, I'm happy to state, there's no 
pressure whatsoever from LocationTech in terms of OSGeo's brand. I get 
that some feel LocationTech's mere existence affects OSGeo, but in my 
opinion no more than Apache, Mozilla, Open Perception, Flamingo, and 
many others should.

In terms of events, there is a little more urgency, simply because we're 
planning for 2016 now. It is clearly desirable to have a single strong 


On 13/09/14 08:11, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> 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.
> -jeff
> 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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