[VisCom] FOSS4G Conference Summary
neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 16:50:54 EDT 2006
thanks for writing it up!
Small addition: Let me suggest to add a note about the organizers:
I guess especially:
- University of Lausanne
(the organizers in cc will know better)
PS: Curiosity - since it is posted to your blog, will it already be
boosted to feedburner and friends?
On 10/3/06, Tyler Mitchell <tylermitchell at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Just to clarify, I posted it using my blog site, but that was just for
> convenience to get it to you. I won't mind removing it from there and
> sending out through other means instead once I've got your feedback.
> On 3-Oct-06, at 1:08 PM, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> 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
> From: Markus Neteler [mailto:neteler.osgeo at gmail.com]
> Sent: Mon 10/2/2006 2:31 AM
> To: discuss at mail.osgeo.org
> Cc: OSGeo-VisCom
> Subject: [VisCom] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Press around FOSS4G 2006
> On 10/2/06, Jeroen Ticheler <jeroen.ticheler at fao.org> 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.
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