FOSS4G Conference Summary

Tyler Mitchell tylermitchell at
Tue Oct 3 16:08:25 EDT 2006

Hi all,
I've put together a summary of the conference, from my personal  
highlights and from OSGeo's perspective. 

I would like to offer it as something we can use to spread the word  
about the great conference and the Sol Katz award.

I cc:'d Markus, Luc, Claude and Jeff in the hopes that their eyes  
could find any errors I may have made about some of the details.

What do you think we could do with it?  Any important changes that  
you see should be done?


On 2-Oct-06, at 9:19 AM, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:

> If someone wants to take a first cut at writing something up, I  
> will help formalizing and publishing.  (This has come up before,  
> but no one has yet volunteered...)
> -mpg
> From: Markus Neteler [mailto:neteler.osgeo at]
> Sent: Mon 10/2/2006 2:31 AM
> To: discuss at
> Cc: OSGeo-VisCom
> Subject: [VisCom] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Press around FOSS4G 2006
> On 10/2/06, Jeroen Ticheler <jeroen.ticheler at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have (tried to) keep my eyes open for any news in the press
> > regarding the FOSS4G conference in Lausanne. Among the things I
> > monitored where the Directions Magazine, GIM International and GIS
> > monitor newsletters. I may be wrong here, but the only thing I read
> > in these was the (not insignificant) announcement from DM Solutions
> > that they started offering commercial support. Anyone read other
> > news? Did we miss an opportunity here or did I miss it? I remember
> > reading more on OSGEO 2005.
> > Ciao,
> > Jeroen
> Hi Jeroen,
> (cc VisCom)
> I totally agree - in my opinion there should have been a press
> release (it can still be done). Especially in terms of the proposed
> change to make it an OSGeo event. The impact of a press
> release was probably underevaluated... Hopefully it will happen
> asap. It is also a sort of "thank you" to the great work done by
> the organizers and involved people.
> best,
> Markus
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