[Live-demo] Live Disk grant nomination

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Fri May 15 14:36:01 PDT 2009

Hi all,

I just submitted a nomination for a potential funding award to  
support further OSGeo Live Disk enhancements and I encourage you to  
voice your support for it by leaving a comment.  More info below...

I focused on items particularly related to the Education disk theme.   
The timelines were a bit tight for me so, unfortunately, I was not  
able to work as closely with others as I would normally like on  
describing it.  However, the description of the project and future  
dreams for it fit our common goals.

I had hoped to describe the history (and all the great folks who  
helped with the various projects) a bit clearer but ran into their  
word count limit, so please don't think I forgot those who have done  
the main work on these projects.

The nomination process allows public comments on the nomination, so I  
encourage you to voice your support for it.  The deadline for  
nominations has passed but I believe you will still be able to add  
comments.  They should help to build the case for the importance of  
the project.

Also, as part of the process I have pointed to the Live GIS Disc wiki  
page, so if you have other ideas to add, please do so there.  I'll be  
sure to update the wiki page for more details on the education  

MATC award program in general: http://matc.mellon.org/
Our nomination: http://tinyurl.com/matc-osgeo
Our wiki page: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc

Note that Charlie (Education Committee Chair) has also nominated some  
of the curriculum focused work that he, his group at his university  
and the Education Committee have been working towards.  I encourage  
you to comment on that as well:


Hope you find it encouraging, to say the least.
Best wishes,

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