[OSGeo-Edu] Cataloguing FOSS4G content

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Wed Mar 10 18:16:16 EST 2010

Charlie Schweik wrote:
> Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>> Hi all, anyone thoughts about how we could help collate and catalogue
>> the freely available versions of workshops and presentations that exist
>> online from past FOSS4G events?  I'm thinking we could add them to the
>> educational content inventory system.  Make sense??
>> If so, maybe a few of us could volunteer to take on one of the years
>> events or even share one year with another person.  It would take a
>> little digging but hopefully not too much.
> These are great ideas... anyone willing to take this on? Also, Tyler, is 
> it possible for next year's conference to ask people to consider using 
> our inventory system for storing of their material?
> Reminder -- If you are doing something OSGeo edu related for your own 
> needs/purposes, please keep in mind about "donating" or contributing 
> what you are doing to this group. This follows the "user generated 
> innovation, peer-production model" that open source is known for. We 
> really should be able to do more than we are currently following this 
> approach. Please contact me if you are doing something but are not sure 
> it is relevant for our group...
> Cheers
> Charlie
I think we (the education committee) will have more success collecting 
and maintaining material if set about building a structure specifying 
how we would like material specified.
Ie, Something like a text book of Open Source Components, where each 
project represents a chapter. Or structure base on use cases, which are 
driven from education training units.

Then follow through with template structures.
I realise what I'm proposing is a lot of work, but it would result in 
huge gains if put in place.

Cameron Shorter
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