[Live-demo] Re: Marketing OGC through the OSGeo marketing pipeline

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon May 10 16:13:32 PDT 2010

CCing the OSGeo Live DVD email list, as there are other developers who 
may wish to add comment.
(Of note, we are still to agree upon the documentation templates and 
format requirements for the next LiveDVD release)

Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Steven, Mark, Sam, Lance (and whomever you wish to CC this email onto),
> I'm currently defining the OSGeo Marketing pipeline [1] in preparation 
> for a significant marketing focus for OSGeo's FOSS4G [2] conference in 
> September.
> Of particular interest is that we, the OSGeo community, have developed 
> a "Live DVD" of GeoSpatial Software which has been handed out at 
> conferences, and which also contains a comprehensive summary 
> documentation of the major GeoSpatial Open Source applications. (See 
> attached docs.zip). For the next release, I'm looking to categorise 
> the different applications, including providing overview diagrams to 
> help new users learn about OSGeo software fast.
> What I think would be very valuable for both the OGC and OSGeo is if 
> there were matching OGC documentation for each of the OGC standards. 
> If these documents existed, we could incorporate them in with the 
> GeoSpatial Open Source documentation on the Live DVD and an online 
> version of the docs.
> The OGC standards page [3] provides a start, with many of the 
> standards having an "Overview" paragraph. I have also seen some OGC 
> presentations which provide contextual diagrams which could be built 
> upon.
> Specifically: The artefacts I think we should have are:
> Standards Context Diagrams:
> ===================
> * Probably 4 or 5 context diagrams visually demonstrating the 
> relationship between standards
> OGC Standard Overview:
> =================
> * 1 paragraph
> * Can be largely derived from: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards 
> (probably targeted as less technical audience)
> * Covers
> ** What does the standard cover
> ** When would you use the standard
> Detailed overview of the standard:
> =======================
> * 1/2 to 1 page overview
> * Provide a diagram showing the standard in context with other standards
> * Provide background as to why the standard was developed, including 
> history. What hole does it fill.
> * Provide examples of where the standard is used
> * Explain the differences between the different versions of the standard
> * What is the reference implementation of the standard
> * See Also: Mention other similar standards
> * Possibly: Reference list of implementations of the standard (This 
> will quickly get out of date if not continually maintained)
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Pipeline and 
> http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com/2008/10/creating-geofoss-distribution-pipeline.html 
> [2] http://2010.foss4g.org
> [3] http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards

Cameron Shorter
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