[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Sat Sep 13 23:51:30 PDT 2014

Okay then I have 2 follow-up questions for you and/or Jeff:

1) do you acknowledge we have a problem with FOSS4G organising?

2) what other solutions to this problem do you see and why are they better than co-organising with Eclipse/LocationTech?

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> On 14 sep. 2014, at 03:25, Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp> wrote:
> 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.
> Best
> Venka
>> 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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