[Marketing] Exploring opportunities for OSGEO contributions to
the GSDI Regional SDI Newsletters
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Mar 27 22:47:09 EDT 2008
On 27-Mar-08, at 6:42 PM, Paul Box wrote:
> Specifically I would be interested in exploring possibility of OSGEO:
> - Provision of a regular feature monthly/quarterly from
> OSGEO on trends/themes/issues in your space, with pointers to
> relevant resources
> - Contribution of thematic features article and or op/ed
Sorry for not getting back to your earlier note to me - thank you for
writing again. I think we can help each other in some fairly
straightforward ways. I'm familiar with your newsletter and always
quite impressed with the volume of information that was available to
Are you already familiar with the OSGeo Journal (http://osgeo.org/
journal)? We just started it last year and we collect mostly
community contributed content. We can discuss sharing content with
you - e.g. you could reprint articles - and we could include any
article length pieces you have into ours. Of course we are focused
on open source software, but we also make room for topical/thematic
(and even programming level) articles. It is primarily an education
forum and community tool for keeping people up to date.
Obviously some SDI focused thematic articles would be more than
welcome in the Journal.
One thing that I also am aiming for with the Journal is to have a
more "newsletter" feel for certain parts. This would be more along
the line of your quarterly update on "trends/themes/issues" idea.
This hasn't been done, simply due to lack of writers, but it is
becoming more important so I will be trying to seriously make it happen.
Do you think this would suit your needs? Any common concepts you see
would be welcome.
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