[VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Thu May 4 15:32:32 EDT 2006

Hey, have you extended the invitation to WorldWind yet?  It looks like I 
spoke too soon on behalf of OSGeo, emails didn't properly go out, and 
we're figuring it out now.  If you already gave worldwind the go ahead 
perhaps we could make that slot a lightning talk one and include with WW 
a couple other OSGeo projects that don't currently have a slot, like 
MapServer, MapBuilder, OSSIM, or MapBender...  This wouldn't be OSGeo 
focused, but would give us a chance to highlight some of the cool work 
being done within the org, the projects that us inside the wider Open 
Source GIS community feel are doing great things.  I think this will be 
more compelling than nitty gritty details, it will be focused on useable 
open source projects that people can get value out of right now.

More soon, I apologize for jumping the gun on this, we're still sorting 
out what it means to be a 'foundation', and who can say what with which 
decision process.

best regards,


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.
>> 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 
> :-)
> Thanks!
> Nat

Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
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