[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Sat Sep 13 18:25:09 PDT 2014

Dear All,

On 2014/09/14 0:11, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> 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.

I fully agree with views expressed by Jeff.
I look forward growing collaborations with
OSGeo and other international organizations
in a systematic and orderly manner.


> 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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