[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo

Kristin Bott bottk at reed.edu
Mon Sep 15 13:37:56 PDT 2014

Kathleen Danielson's talk can be found here:

Recorded sessions aren't up yet, but I know Darrell is working on it.


On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:28 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>

> 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
> 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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Kristin Bott
Instructional Technologist / Quantitative Applications
Instructional Technology Services (ITS)
Reed College

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