[VisCom] The thrilling benefits of OSGeo membership

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Sep 8 21:12:52 EDT 2006


Fantastic job on this!  It even knew better than letting me reregister!

I assume we will need to manually handle things like subscribing people to the
announce and discuss lists, is that right?

BTW, I'm bring an extra crappy old laptop if it would be helpful to
leave it setup
in firefox in the OSGeo booth for people to go through the membership

Best regards,

On 9/8/06, Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org> wrote:
> dear VisCom, (and WebCom cross-lurkers),
> It would be possible if wanted to use the drupal-based "community portal"
> site at http://community.osgeo.org/ to register the details of people
> who come by the various OSGeo project booths at FOSS4G and EuroOSCON.
> I made a stub page at http://community.osgeo.org/membership/ which
> links through to the user registration module - I see Tyler put in a
> great effort of replicating Frank's spec for user data to collect at
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Membership_Application
> If any of you felt like writing up, or wiki mining a writeup of, the
> exciting benefits of becoming a member of OSGeo, that would be great.
> Feedback on how this feels would also be of benefit.
> Issues here are:
> - This needs to be integrated with LDAP in future. I just turned LDAP
>   authentication off for now.
> - There's no link through to a payment mechanism for sponsoring
>   membership. I recall some uncertainty about how soon this could
>   happen - paypal is set up but there's no provision for 'free schwag'
> I wish I'd had the time and stamina to do more on this site this week;
> apols. I think it's a good basic framework and with a bit of CSS
> slap-up would be worth pointing people at, but it may not have the
> right 'VisCom gloss' yet.
> cheers,
> jo
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