[Live-demo] Press Release DRAFT v9.5

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 00:45:38 PDT 2016

Hi lets meet at in 12 hours on IRC to finalise content of the Press Release:

Thanks Brain for adding some background context. I think we should use 
some of your suggestions (and pad out my initially short 1 sentence 

With regards to layout, there are a few suggestions I'd like to suggest.

This revised version now repeats content in places. We should respect 
our readers' time and only say things once.
Likewise, we should try to be concise. I think we should aim to have 
core content in one paragraph. Remaining content can be under following 
headings, making it easy for a reader to decide whether to keep reading 
or not.

You have introduced a location for the press release "Greece". This is a 
nice way to acknowledge Angelos who had been putting in an impressive 
effort keeping turning this project over, and putting out builds. 
However, I think we should also be thankful and recognise all the 
volunteers who contribute, who come from all over the world. As such, I 
suggest dropping the location.

For the same reason, I don't think I should be singled out to be quoted. 
I do like the quote though.
Instead tweak to:
"We, the OSGeo-Live team, believe this release to be the best OSGeo-Live 
to date. It includes the technical benefits of a rock-solid Ubuntu 1404 
LTS, combined with the light-weight LXDE desktop interface for ease of 
use, and 8 years of continual improvements from the OSGeo community. We 
been touched to see significant interest from the educational and 
government sectors."

I'm wary of singling out a subset of applications that have been 
improved, unless there has been a big jump in functionality since last 
release. (QGIS might fit that category)

Cheers, Cameron

On 21/03/2016 4:28 pm, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> On 03/21/2016 03:22 AM, Brian M Hamlin wrote:
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Press_Release_66#OSGeo-Live_9.5_Released
>>    any thoughts about "geopackage" support ?  major features missing ?
> For GeoPackage support you're missing GDAL 2.0 and SpatiaLite 4.3.0 at
> least.
> Kind Regards,
> Bas

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