[VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0
cholmes at openplans.org
Thu May 4 11:59:45 EDT 2006
Nathan Torkington wrote:
> On 4/05/2006, at 4:07 PM, Chris Holmes wrote:
>> Ok, so the latest word on this is that Autodesk is going to use their
>> keynote speech to just talk about OSGeo. So that's going to be Gary
>> Lang, and do intro stuff and business case for it and all. Frank
>> will do the 15 minute slot on more the nitty gritty details of how to
>> get involved in OSGeo, what we do on a day to day basis, ect.
> I'm not so keen on having two talks on OSGeo. The details of how to
> get involved, etc. should be in a BOF. A lot of the audience will be
> business munchkins and the chances of them having a patch to send in
> are somewhere between hell freezing over and Henry Rollins being
> elected President of the United States :)
> I have NASA WorldWind itching to speak about their standards-loving
> open source system. If the AutoDesk session will already be about
> OSGeo, I'd love to give the morning session to the WorldWind team.
Ok, I talked with the board and we're fine with this, as long as
Autodesk's slot is a full half hour, as we have a good bit we want to
fit in, and we're all going to help out on Gary's talk. And as long as
it does go to WorldWind, since we do like them a lot. I couldn't find
where Autodesk's slot was on the current schedule? I believe it was
their understanding that the diamond sponsership got them a full half
hour, but I couldn't figure out how there's room left for 3 half hour
diamond sponsered talks? Maybe the OSGeo bump can help us get good
placement for it?
>> Looks like autodesk is also willing to fully donate their booth space
>> to OSGeo, so if there's no space for non-profits we can just make use
>> of it. We have quite a few people attending and/or interested in
>> attending, to staff the booth space, so we should have a good
>> presence. Though unfortunately the OGC OWS-4 kickoff is at the same
>> time, so some of us who are involved in both may have to go to that
>> (Raj is taking a red eye after doing his presentation the first day).
> There are non-profit spaces too, so if you know of other projects that
> should be there please let me know. There's not enough space for every
> Freshmeat project, so please prioritize rather than posting to Slashdot
How much time is involved in staffing the booths? Like is it just a
couple hours for the where fair, or is it during the whole show? I
think most of our projects may just go in with the OSGeo booth, though I
can maybe think of one or two others that could go on their own for a bit...
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