[VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

Chris Holmes 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...


> Thanks!
> Nat

Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
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