[Marketing] Re: Teach-in 2009

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Sun Jun 1 06:03:14 EDT 2008

lets move all further discussion to public lists.

On Fri, May 30, 2008 18:11, Jeff McKenna wrote:

> Unfortunately I've been on the road all week and I haven't read all of
> the private and public responses to our proposal yet.  But I did read
> Arnulf's (great feedback as usual, thanks Arnulf).
> Briefly, all I can say is that it is a good problem to have isn't it?
> All of these small companies (I include my own in this group now!)
> around the world looking to spread the word of FOSS4G through training.  I
> am very glad to be involved.
> --jeff

Thanks for the positive feedback. And yes - it is a good problem to have.
I do feel a bit like "fooey on me" yet again but if thats my job, so be

Hopefully pushing the idea through an OSGeo committee and developing a
process will help to sort out how to do it right. Unfortunately I tend to
be provocative in responses and unclear in my own proposals. Therefore I
would be very happy if you could join collecting ideas how to process
"OSGEo Teach-ins" or whatever they maybe become in future. I have proposed
two general directions on the Marketing list, if you can see a third,
fourth or seventh option, please add it and refine or remove the ones I
suggested. Once there are (arbitrarily) three or four comments by
different folks on the proposal I would like to move it the process to the
Wiki and continue to refine there.

What time line do you have in mind for the Teach-in, when do you need to
go public, reserve locations, etc.? I guess that we do need some time to
go through the details so the sooner we start and the more dedicated
people join the process and shape what we want to do the better.

Best regards,

Arnulf Christl

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