[Foss4g2012] Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2012 web site

Peter Batty peter at ebatty.com
Wed Mar 28 03:27:06 EDT 2012

Hi to the FOSS4G 2012 team in Beijing, I hope all is going well.

I have received several emails in the last few days from people inquiring
about the web site for the 2012 conference. It continues to be very
confusing and contains a lot of information from the 2011 conference,
including the full schedule for 2011. I think it is very important to get
this cleaned up very quickly (the note below was from a month ago but I
haven't seen any change to the items mentioned there). Several people who
wrote to me expressed concerns about whether they would attend the
conference because of the lack of good information, and the fact that the
call for papers hasn't gone out yet.

We really need to get the dates and information relating to abstract
submission, paper selection, etc on the site as soon as possible. Currently
under "important dates" on the home page it has none of this - it says
"Onsite registration opens this Sunday September 9th" and "Online program
now available".

As always, I and other members of the community are happy to help where we
can, let us know if there are things we can do. But it really is getting
urgent to get a good web site up (a single page summarizing plans would be
better than the current confusing mix of information from last year), and
have clear communication about plans for the conference, otherwise I think
we risk losing a lot of attendees.


2012/2/27 Ðܽà <xiongjie666 at gmail.com>

> Hello, Martin and aka,
> The website of FOSS4G 2012 is on a test run right now. We are consistently
> updating information to the website. The confusing and wrong information
> would be revised soon.
> We are really sorry for the confusion that caused.
> Best wishes,
> Susan
> ÔÚ 2012Äê2ÔÂ24ÈÕ ÉÏÎç12:06£¬Martin Landa <landa.martin at gmail.com>дµÀ£º
> Hi,
>> I was trying to find some information about FOSS4G 2012, so I visited
>> http://2012.foss4g.org/
>> where the most of links do not work and contain very weird information
>> like
>> """
>> On-site registration opens this sunday september 9th
>> FOSS4 program is now available
>> """
>> and so. I got quite bad impression from that. I am trying to fund my
>> participation at FOSS4G 2012, but without any useful information about
>> prices, deadlines it's going to be quite difficult for me.
>> Then I found Arnulf's message about that (8 days old). I would expect
>> that someone from the conference organization team fixed at least most
>> visible issue...
>> Martin
>> 2012/2/15 Seven (aka Arnulf) <seven at arnulf.us>:
>> > Folks,
>> > the web site at http://2012.foss4g.org/ is good for confusion. Among
>> > other inconsistencies it says right on the front page:
>> >
>> > Important dates
>> > On-site registration opens this sunday september 9th"
>> >
>> > As I suggested before this web site should be double checked and then
>> > finished *before* going online. It is probably OK if the sponsor links
>> > are still empty but crucial things like the registration opening should
>> > be correct. Until then I suggest to leave the redirect from
>> > 2012.fos4g.org to the Wiki at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Arnulf
>> >
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