[Foss4g2008loc] allocation of space for OSGeo projects

Dave Patton davep at confluence.org
Thu Oct 11 02:13:11 EDT 2007

In the planning for the 2008 FOSS4G program, I think
the question Jeroen raised this year needs to be answered
before the call for Workshops/Labs/Presentations.

"Should OSGEO projects have guaranteed workshop and presentation
space for at least one session?"

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:36:54 +0200
From: Jeroen Ticheler <Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org>

Dear people,

Thank you for your information. I have to say I find that pretty
frustrating and annoying knowing that GeoNetwork opensource is one of
the incubator projects of OSGEO, the number of OSGEO projects is
(still) limited and FOSS4G is the OSGEO conference.

Participating with the project in OSGEO has multiple reasons, one of
them being that it provides opportunities to work on synergies and
work on marketing the OSGEO software stack. Now how does the intent
of OSGEOs mission fit with refusing a (single) workshop on one of its
projects. Maybe I miss something, but I'd assumed there was at least
some kind of a relation!?

Looking forward to some good feedback and discussion on this, also on
the OSGEO mailing list as I consider that discussion very relevant in
the further development of outreach strategies for ourselves and the
OSGEO foundation through conferences.

Core question:

"Should OSGEO projects have guaranteed workshop and presentation
space for at least one session?"


On Mar 28, 2007, at 5:58 PM, FOSS4G 2007 wrote:

> Dear Jeroen Ticheler,
> We regret to inform you that we will not be able to accept your  
> Half Day
> workshop, "Using the GeoNetwork opensource Spatial Data Catalog",  
> for the
> FOSS4G 2007 program.  We had a very large number of submissions  
> this year, and
>  have been able to accept less than half of them
> .
> We hope you will consider bringing some of your ideas to the  
> conference in the
>  form of a presentation. The Call for Presentations is currently  
> open, and
> there is room for 120 presentations at the conference this year
> .
> http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations
> Yours,
> The FOSS4G 2007 Conference Committee

Dave Patton

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