[Live-demo] Re: [Foss4g2010] Re: [Workshops] FOSS4G 2010 Call for Workshops and Tutorials is open

Oscar Fonts oscar.fonts.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 02:37:17 PST 2010

Cameron et al,

I have no experience with Live DVD, but I'm lurking at the Live-demo
mail list, in case FOSS4G workshop/tutorial specific questions arise.

If you (or other LiveDVD guru) would mind to join the FOSS4G2010
Workshop commitee [1] and the conference-workshops list, we both could
act as the link between FOSS4G 2010 and LiveDVD v.4 efforts.

It would be great to deliver a 4 GB USB stick as in other conferences
[2] instead of a DVD, as many light notebooks/netbooks don't have DVD
readers anymore. Don't know if booting from an USB has its technical
drawbacks. USB memory sticks are expensive, but we could find a
sponsor cover that by stamping its logo on it?



[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2010_Workshops#Workshop_Committee_Members
[2] http://tweetphoto.com/9273560

2010/1/20 Lorenzo Becchi <lorenzo at ominiverdi.com>:
> Cameron, the budget is not yet at its final version becuase we are waiting
> to know the updated prices for all services on year 2010.
> Thank to your experience I think you are the best person to evaluate how
> much the LiveDVD should cost to the organization.
> can you do an estimate, please?
> lorenzo
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Oscar Fonts wrote:
>>> Barcelona, Spain. 15 January 2010.
>>> FOSS4G Live DVD: LiveDVDs, based on the Xubuntu operating system and
>>> including Geospatial Open Source Software, will be given to all
>>> delegates. Users can boot a Live DVD on their computer and trial the
>>> software without installing or effecting the existing system.
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc
>> Lorenzo, Oscar and others,
>> Has there been budget set aside to print the LiveDVD and hand out to all
>> delegates at foss4g2010? (as was the case for 2009).
>> If that is the case, then we will have a very compelling reason for
>> project owners to work on the liveDVD, and I will give my personal
>> commitment to work on the packaging efforts of the liveDVD, and while I
>> can't speak for the other team members of the liveDVD, I expect that they
>> will continue to contribute too.
>> This mutual commitment to LiveDVD goals will help both of us producing a
>> compelling liveDVD and foss4g experience.
>> PS, I suggest also setting up a mutual commitment between foss4g and the
>> WMS shootout, and probably a Desktop shootout too.
>> --
>> Cameron Shorter
>> Geospatial Systems Architect
>> Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
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