[VisCom] OSGeo appearance @ Where 2.0
Michael P. Gerlek
mpg at lizardtech.com
Thu May 18 00:12:35 EDT 2006
In my experience, unless the presenters are *very* good and the crowd is
suitably oiled, this sort of thing can crash and burn all too easily.
(Case in point, the MSN butterfly guy at Where last year made an, umm,
Since Where 2.0 seems to be turning into such a major "launch" event for
OSGeo (and since I'm a naturally shy, retiring, and risk-averse engineer
type anyway), I'd be inclined not to risk it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at ccgis.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:17 AM
> To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [VisCom] OSGeo appearance @ Where 2.0
> Arnulf Christl wrote:
> > Hi,
> > we just came up with an idea for the presentation at Where
> 2.0. We have a
> > story to tell and we can stage this a little. This is just
> at the stage of
> > an idea.
> > The presentation has to be done by at least two people,
> more is fine (how
> > large a crowd could we muster at Where 2.0?). One of them
> has to be Gary
> > (are you with us?).
> > It would start with Gary at one edge of the room and an OS
> hacker, nerd -
> > well us - coming from the other. Then they would start to
> discuss about
> > Open Source. Gary will look like always and wear a suite and tie and
> > everything and the other guy maybe could wear a wig with
> long hairs and a
> > slightly rugged coat. Beard? Maybe. Beer? Why not. As they
> talk they draw
> > nearer and discuss Open Source methodology and what spatial
> nerds talk
> > about (basically tracing out the history of the OSGeo from
> GRASS' roots
> > till today and where 2.0 we want it to go). During the talk
> Gary would
> > loosen his tie and take it off, same with the jacket. The
> bearded wizard
> > of OZ would take off the coat and the wig and the beard.
> Then Gary has to
> > take off his shirt (oh, ah) - but wait - there is an OSGeo T-shirt
> > underneath it, the same that the OS wizard wears. At the
> end Gary might
> > give away his sunglasses and the nerd passes hie beer on, etc.
> > Would be fun. Oh yes, the end is that we present some
> results from the
> > FunCom meeting.
> > We would need to have the t-shirts ready by then, together
> with a ral cool
> > motto - in the end we could even sell some of them.
> > Cheers.
> anybody out there? Maybe I missed it but it seems like this idea was
> ignored so far. This might mean it is a crappy idea, which is fine by
> me, but I'd like someone to confirm this. The other
> possibility is that
> we did not explain the idea well enough to be intelligible (also my
> The background idea is to promote that .org meets .com and vice versa
> and that they (we) both together will be more than just the
> sum of the
> parts. If this is a no-goer I'd like to forget about it soon.
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