[Foss4g2008loc] RE: [Foss4g2009] foss4g 2009 website

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Wed Apr 2 03:25:43 EDT 2008

Fortunately or unfortunately, OCS is OSGeo's choice of conference
website for the long haul and 2008 are the guinea pigs. So rather than
complain, please help make it work and look good!

Yes 2007 website was great and Paul offered it to us to fork for 2008
but we were encouraged to use the official OCS. Tyler has admin rights
and is driving the process.

There are direct improvements we can make to our site as well as
indirect improvements through involvement and contribution in the OCS

We've been asking for a while for php and css developers to chip in.
Simon from the 2009 LOC has offered, which is great - thanks Simon!
Whatever is done to help out now also helps out 2009. 

A couple of advantages are that it's hosted and supported by OSGeo, all
OSGeo events fit under the same umbrealla, it is an open source project
itself, and it inherits from the apparently successful Open Journal
System, which Tyler is also using for the OSGeo journal. 

We've listed some challenges that need work on our wiki
(http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008_Committee_Issues) - please use
this as a space to list more and tick them off when they're solved. 


-----Original Message-----
From: foss4g2009-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:foss4g2009-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Dave Patton
Sent: 02 April 2008 02:41 AM
To: foss4g2009 at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Foss4g2009] foss4g 2009 website

mapbutcher wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been chatting with Cameron and he's suggested that I could
> assist in the conference efforts - perhaps by following things up
> with the team in SA regarding the FOSS4G2008 website with a view to
> moving forward with the site for FOSS4G2009.

In my opinion, the current FOSS4G2008 website:
is not nearly as "nice" as the FOSS4G2007 website:

I don't know how much of that is due to the use of
the Open Conference Systems software[1] that is being
used by OSGeo, but maybe that's something that you
could discuss with the 2008 folks?


Dave Patton
CIS Canadian Information Systems
Victoria, B.C.

Degree Confluence Project:
Canadian Coordinator
Technical Coordinator

OSGeo FOSS4G2007 conference:
Workshop Committee Chair
Conference Committee member

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