[OSGeo-Edu] Restarting our conversations and collaborative efforts

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Jul 13 03:37:15 EDT 2010

I'll likely join whatever time is selected. If it's daytime for the west
coast of the US there's a chance I'll get a couple of my professors on too.

Still working on writing up my slides and labs from this last terms
Intro to GIS programming with python:Arc,GDAL/OGR,QGIS


On 07/12/2010 09:26 PM, maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it wrote:
> Depending on the time of the conference, I will also try to join it.
> Cheers. Maria
> Def. Quota Simon Cropper <scropper at botanicusaustralia.com.au>:
>> Hi Charlie,
>> I would be keen to listen in on / participate in the conversation. I
>> have a
>> range of issues surrounding the development of educational material
>> and would
>> be interested to hear how others are addressing them.
>> Concerns:--
>> 1) time of meeting. My preference is not to be wearing pyjamas when
>> taking the
>> call. I am in the same time zone as at least 2 of the respondents so
>> hope your
>> choice of meeting time is reasonable for all participants.
>> 2) means of having the meeting. Falling clearly within the Generation
>> X, I do
>> not run Skype, MSN, Pidgen, etc. So please include clear instructions
>> of how
>> to join in on the meeting. Simply stating Skype+DateTime, is not
>> enough - at
>> least for me[1].
>> As outlined by Arnulf, minutes would be an advantage, so if people are
>> unable
>> to attend there is an opportunity to contribute. To this end, a chat-room
>> would be better than a verbal conversation as the text can be readily
>> saved,
>> conversation streams extracted and issues with all the relevant comments
>> packaged for others to comment on. These idea streams, conversations and
>> directions can be placed on the Wiki or posted on the mail-list for
>> 'lurkers'
>> to read and be enticed to contribute. I have used chatzilla on
>> freenode and it
>> had this functionality. I presume other technologies do as well.
>> Bye-and-bye, I find it humorous that a group espousing the development
>> of FOSS
>> GIS Solutions, use Skype a non-free proprietary software, to hold a
>> meeting.
>> [1] for the record, I use Ubuntu 10.04. I do not have a camera or
>> microphone
>> attached to my system.
>> -- 
>> Cheers Simon
>>     Simon Cropper
>>     Botanicus Australia Pty Ltd
>>     PO Box 160 Sunshine 3020
>>     P: 03 9311 5822. M: 041 830 3437
>>     W: http://www.botanicusaustralia.com.au

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