[VisCom] RE: papers for the OSGeo library

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at ccgis.de
Mon May 8 19:08:47 EDT 2006

On Mon, May 8, 2006 22:03, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> Arnulf-
> (Welcome back from LinuxTag.  Will you have a trip report or something
> to share...?)

Yes, including the top 5 topics we have been asked and some pictures.

> Hmmm, so the intent was to have the library as a write-once/read-many
> repository for "finished" content.  If we were going to use it for live
> editing, then SVN would make more sense -- but I'm inclined to let
> people develop their content according to whatever their purposes and
> needs are, and then just "donate" it when it is done.
> For now, I'm just posting the material in whatever format I get it in
> (doc, ppt, odt, odp, pdf).

Yes I know that I am a pain but I would gladly load them and store them in
an open format and if must be additionally as pdf. I really would not want
to mess it up in all kinds of formats. One of our mission goals is

> FDL license is OK.  I'm going to write something up about this in the
> next week of so, to be clear what we want to get out of this.
> I'm feeling my way here -- if questions or comments, we can talk at this
> week's mtg.

I am not good at meetings currently and I'm afraid and will probably be on
a train somewhere again on Wed. But some already have with WiFi on board,
then I can join.

Meanwhile I added some more stuff that we put together for the LinuxTag.
You find it in the Documents and Files directory:

It is not complete, we are missing posters for GDAL and OSSIM. We had no
staff for either and did not try to invent an intro.

We had a 24qm m booth just indentical to the one beside which by oure
chance hosted O'Reilly. We put the large poster (DIN A0) in the middle and
the smaller ones beside it and on the short side. Additionally the large
poster ("gross" in German is "large" not gross) was printed out on A4 as a
handout and every single one of the 500 was gone before the end. This set
of documents if the very minimum required to operate a reasonable booth.

Once we have the logo issues all leveled out we add it and go over the
content again. But we should not wait for the logo. Something like this
should be put together before Where 2.0 I guess.

Best regards,

> -mpg
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at ccgis.de]
>> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 3:45 AM
>> To: Michael P. Gerlek
>> Cc: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
>> Subject: Re: papers for the OSGeo library
>> Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
>> > Arnulf-
>> >
>> > It was suggested that this paper
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.mapbender.org/presentations/Spatial_Data_Management
>> _Arnulf_Ch
>> > ristl/
>> > might be good for the library we're putting together at
>> >   http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Library
>> >
>> > Would be willing to put it under a CC license for us to use?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > -mpg
>> Hi Michael,
>> sure we can publish it there. Most presentations that we publish are
>> licensed as GNU FDL, would this be a problem? As author and
>> owner it is
>> no problem for me to change the license or publish it under a dual
>> license if need be. I do not recollect discussing document license
>> requirements at all though, did I miss it?
>> I am working on this presentation every now and then (correct
>> the EPSG
>> codes, WKT format, blabla.), so it will change over the next
>> few weeks.
>> I just uploaded and tagged it as "stable" (what the hell is
>> "baselined"?). I added both PDF and SXI (change to ODT with the next
>> release) so that it can be taken apart and modified by
>> anybody. Would it
>> make sense to develop this kind of stuff through SVN until
>> its stable or
>> would that take too long / be too complicated?
>> If this is not the way you intend this library to work tell me what
>> process you have worked out (I was busy at the LinuxTag booth, so am
>> slightly back in whats been communicated meanwhile).
>> Best regards,
>> Arnulf.
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Arnulf Christl

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