[VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

Nathan Torkington gnat at oreilly.com
Thu May 4 03:17:37 EDT 2006

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.

> 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 :-)



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