[Marketing] Exploring opportunities for OSGEO contributions to the GSDI Regional SDI Newsletters

Paul Box paulbox101 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 31 01:30:16 EDT 2008

Hi Tyler, 

As you suggest, the sharing of articles between publications is a good start
and I will certainly include links to the most relevant articles and to the
journal itself and you would be welcome to re-produce articles from the SDI
newsletters. We are a little constrained by the current PDF format of the
newsletter in terms of article length but we can include summaries of longer
article posted on your site. 

In terms of planed OSGEO themes/issues articles, do you have any
themes/issues in mind? Perhaps we could come up with several themes issues
and try to find folks from in and outside of the OSGEO community to pull
them together. Some examples of the kinds of themes that I feel would be
useful to the neophyte SDI community include:
..	An xml focused overview - looking at the role of XML GML, and KML
etc with XML GML (how its used in a couple of applications) focus on the
practical issues of data conversion from RDMS to XML might be useful
..	Role of OSGEO in building an SDI Possible - OSGEO stack for SDI
..	Relationship between OSGEO and open standards

Not sure that this type of basic, educationally-focused content would be
consistent with the OSGEO journal readership. Happy to discuss ways we in
which we could try and work on this collectively. 



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tmitchell.osgeo at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Tyler
> Mitchell (OSGeo)
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 13:47
> To: Paul Box
> Cc: marketing at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Marketing] Exploring opportunities for OSGEO contributions
> to the GSDI Regional SDI Newsletters
> 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
> > contributions
> >
> Dear Paul,
> 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
> be shared.
> 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.
> Tyler

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