[Marketing] Re: [OSGeo-Conf] Re: [Board] Fwd: RE: Open Source track for Geospatial World Forum 2012

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 18:41:31 EST 2011

Hello Megha,
I strongly encourage you to consider incorporating the OSGeo-Live DVD 
[1] into your conference. The DVD contains close to 50 Geospatial Open 
Source packages, pre-installed and ready to run with test data, along 
with consistent 1 page project overviews and quickstarts.

Many spatial conferences and workshops hand out this DVD (or USB) to all 
attendees. Maybe you would like to do the same? We also have a 
presentation of all these applications which can be used as a basis for 
a high level overview of the breadth of available Geospatial Open 
Source. [2]

Is this of interest?

[1] http://live.osgeo.org
[2] https://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/livedvd/promo/trunk/en/presentation/

On 18/11/2011 4:00 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
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> Dear Megha,
> yes, please include OSGeo as a seminar partner. We will make sure that
> it will be announced on our mailing list once we have a link to point
> to. Can you please give us a link to your identification, logo, etc.?
> Please use this OSGeo logo:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Logo
> Also available in vector format:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/marketing/logo/svg/OSGeo_logo.svg?format=raw
> I am not sure whether we will be able to substantially help you in
> organizing the papers, this depends a lot on how many we receive. In
> general we do this via an online voting system where all abstracts are
> open for public scrutiny and people can allocate points for their level
> of interrest. After this pre-sorting a program committee looks into the
> submissions and organizes them into a coherent list. I am forwarding
> this both to the OSGeo Conference and Education committees - maybe this
> is an action that might get them interested.
> During the last board meeting it was decided that I should be your
> primary contact and will then include whoever else might be helpful.
> Best regards,
> Arnulf.
> On 16.11.2011 13:17, Megha Datta wrote:
>> Dear Arnulf,
>> Would you have any news for me regarding partnering for the Open Source
>> Seminar at GWF? Our brochure is due for print on Nov 18th and I would like
>> to include your logo in the same.
>> Looking forward to hearing from you.
>> Kind regards,
>> Megha
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Megha Datta [mailto:megha.datta at gisdevelopment.net]
>> Sent: 09 November 2011 18:19
>> To: 'Seven (aka Arnulf)'
>> Cc: 'Aditya Chopra'; 'Annu Negi'
>> Subject: RE: Re: [Board] Fwd: RE: Open Source track for Geospatial World
>> Forum 2012
>> Dear Arnulf,
>> Thank you for the email and sharing your board's reaction on the
>> partnership. I would like to clarify that the Programme Committee members
>> would not be reviewing the submitted papers. As a Seminar partner, we expect
>> OS Geo to do that for the session on Open Source. In addition, we will also
>> forward you the papers submitted online which are relevant for the Open
>> Source Seminar after reviewing it internally. Since you have the maximum
>> experience and expertise in the Open Source sector, we would like you to
>> send out information about the seminar and call for papers. Please do note
>> that all speakers (except for Chair and Keynote Speaker) for the seminar
>> have to register and pay the delegate fee. We welcome your suggestions on
>> changing the content of the Seminar as the partner organisation. Does this
>> mean that the board is accepting to be a part of the Forum as a Seminar
>> Partner? We will be pleased to make the announcement of our partnership in
>> the upcoming brochure.
>> Regards,
>> Megha
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Seven (aka Arnulf) [mailto:seven at arnulf.us]
>> Sent: 09 November 2011 16:43
>> To: Megha Datta
>> Subject: Fwd: Re: [Board] Fwd: RE: Open Source track for Geospatial World
>> Forum 2012
>> Megha,
>> find a short note from the first reactions to the announcement of
>> Geospatial World Forum to the board list in Amsterdam below.
>> We have the board of directors meeting tomorrow and I will make sure
>> that we help to promote the event. Wrt the program committee I think it
>> would be helpful to ask someone from OSGeo whether they would be willing
>> to join as this will help to raise the quality of the track.
>> We might even want to change some of the content - you mention a few
>> tools that are widely unknown in the geospatial arena, for example EDBS
>> tools. What are they, do ou have a link?
>> Best regards,
>> Arnulf
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: RE: Open Source track for Geospatial World
>> Forum 2012
>> Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 08:58:43 +0200
>> From: Ari Jolma<ari.jolma at gmail.com>
>> To: board at lists.osgeo.org
>> Arnulf, the board,
>> I did not know about this event - their marketing hasn't been very
>> extensive (this is the one that has been in India before?). The deadline
>> for abstracts is now extended to 20 November (from the 28 Oct in your
>> pdf) - let's announce it on the discuss list.
>> I don't recognize anybody on the programme committee - who I suppose
>> will review the abstracts - do you how we can have a say on that?
>> Regards,
>> Ari
>> On 11/08/2011 04:51 PM, Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) wrote:
>>> Board,
>>> we will have the Geospatial World Forum 2012 in Amsterdam and Geospatial
>>> Media would like to partner with us in organizing the Open Source track.
>>> There already is a first draft of the brochure [1] (6MB which is why I
>>> did not attach it). Basically a link swap and that we make sure that the
>>> folks presenting in the Open Source track actually know what they are
>>> doing. I am in for it and would also help do the work but wanted to ask
>>> whether you are fine with this too. They would become kind of a media
>>> partner. I put it on the agenda.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Arnulf
>>> [1] http://arnulf.us/download/GWF%202012%20Brochure.pdf
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: RE: Open Source track for Geospatial World Forum 2012
>>> Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 11:00:53 +0530
>>> From: Megha Datta<megha at geospatialmedia.net>
>>> To: 'Arnulf Christl'<arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net>
>>> CC: 'Aditya Chopra'<aditya.chopra at gisdevelopment.net>,	'Annu Negi'
>>> <annu.negi at gisdevelopment.net>
>>> Dear Arnulf,
>>> Thank you for the prompt and positive response. We have two separate
>>> Seminars at the Geospatial World Forum on Open Source and NextGen
>>> Standards and Interoperability. I recommend you participate and partner
>>> with us for the Seminar on Open Source. As a Seminar partner, we would
>>> like OS Geo to help us identify and encourage its members and network of
>>> professionals to participate at the Seminar and present papers and help
>>> us reach out to maximum professionals by promoting the conference for
>>> us. In return, we would be pleased to offer OS Geo branding of Strategic
>>> Institutional Partners with logo on brochure and all marketing
>>> collaterals and a complementary registration for the conference. For
>>> your reference, I am attaching the brochure of the conference with this
>>> email, which outlines the details of both Seminars on Open Source and
>>> NextGen Standards and Interoperability.
>>> I look forward to hearing your views.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Megha
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net]
>>> Sent: 02 November 2011 20:40
>>> To: megha at geospatialmedia.net
>>> Subject: Open Source track for Geospatial World Forum 2012
>>> Dear Megha,
>>> I was requested by Steven Ramage wrt an Open Source track and that OGC
>>> people were invited to speak there. I am now somewhat confused as to
>>> what you are planning - OGC and OSGeo are quite different things.
>>> Additionally I wanted to ask, what you have already planned wrt to how
>>> you will address Open Source in Europe because it is a much bigger topic
>>> here than in Asia. Let me know if I can help.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Arnulf
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