[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 13:28:58 PDT 2014

Crap - I guess this means I better set up another incubation committee
meeting :)

There was a great talk at foss4g about burnout (anyone got a link?). I
always try and respect the volunteers I am working with ...

Rant: Please remember that YOU are a volunteer you are working with,
respect your time appropriately.

Jody Garnett

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:07 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> Jody, your response is perfect.  I do get upset too often (or actually, I
> take quite a lot, but eventually am set off).  I apologize for this, I will
> try to be better.  I am slowly improving.  But I could be better.
> To get myself back on track, I decided a few minutes ago (mentioned on the
> Board list) by doing some little things for OSGeo right now.  And you'll be
> happy to hear that one of them is Incubation-related: give a push with the
> pycsw team for the next steps (code review etc), as I am their mentor.
> Thanks again for being the voice of reason Jody.  Let's all do as Jody
> says, and I am sure these tricky points will work themselves out.
> -jeff
> On 2014-09-15 4:57 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>> Well I don't like you get upset Jeff, you are correct that "patches"
>> speak louder than emails.
>> If I could put a plug in for the incubation committee - we would really
>> love some more volunteers. We have a couple projects waiting to "get in"
>> and all we need is a "mentor" to be a friendly voice/email contact.
>> The stuff we do at OSGeo can be very intimidating (starting a steering
>> committee - gasp!) or require sensitivity (trade mark conflict). Having
>> a mentor to email or Skype can be of great assistance.
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Jeff McKenna
>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>> wrote:
>>     Why is there this sudden need to point out things like this?  This
>>     is the part that makes my heart drop.  (and the underlying meaning
>>     of the subject of this email) Instead of pointing out issues, maybe
>>     those making these noises can spend that time on the marketing
>>     committee, or tackling on the membership issue.
>>     I personally have no problem with LocationTech, in fact I agree they
>>     play a very important role for businesses.  I do have a problem
>>     however with pointing out problems with OSGeo and our baby, FOSS4G;
>>     instead of pointing out problems, I feel those same people could be
>>     diving into helping OSGeo grow and pick up the ball themselves.
>>     -jeff
>>     On 2014-09-15 2:56 PM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>>         Why is this not true? I think you are misinterpreting here Jeff.
>>         Membership in OSGeo is a single person. Yes this person can
>>         belong to a company or run their own company, but membership is
>>         still personal.
>>         Bart
>>         Sent from my iPhone
>>             On 15 sep. 2014, at 19:45, Jeff McKenna
>>             <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>>             <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>__> wrote:
>>                 On 2014-09-15 1:22 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
>>                 the members in OSGeo are individuals and the members in
>>                 Eclipse/LocationTech are businesses
>>             Daniel this statement is not true, regarding OSGeo.  OSGeo
>>             members are made up of all walks of life, and many are
>>             running private businesses all around the world.  I have
>>             visited their organizations/offices myself in my FOSS4G
>>             travels throughout the years.
>>             However I cannot change how you feel.
>>             This part is unfortunate, these strong statements made
>>             publicly, which I feel are made to divide our community.
>>             Let me reinforce: our OSGeo community and our FOSS4G events
>>             (of all sizes) are geared for everyone and anyone, with no
>>             sole focus on one type of community.  And as the President
>>             of OSGeo, I am happy to represent all of the members, of any
>>             kind :)
>>             -jeff
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