[Live-demo] [Marketing] code sprint, content migration, generation starts now

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 03:20:29 PDT 2017

Hi Jody,

I think it might be helpful to discuss this in real time online. The 
osgeo-live weekly meeting will be in ~ 10 hours if you want to drop by:



If I understand correctly, there is currently budget and intent to 
create project write ups, without a strategy for long term maintenance. 
If that is the case, I suggest not creating such material at all. Rather 
just create a list of projects which references either the projects 
directly, or OSGeo-Live project overviews. I'm ok with Project Overviews 
being copied verbatim, but I'm not ok with creating slight variant on 
the Project Overviews.

For projects (such as some community projects, which haven't created a 
project overview for OSGeo-Live,) I suggest using the OSGeo-Live format 
initially. Then on a future iteration of OSGeo-Live, adopt a new 
template (as proposed by the marketing committee).

On 24/7/17 9:40 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Cameron this is just a stop gap as we do not have login to the beta 
> website. In addition to these forms the existing osgeo live overview 
> are also a source of information (perhaps these forms could add a link 
> to osgeo live overview if available.)
> The key new information appears to be screen snaps and team photo and 
> the level 1 level 2 category information (which would be interesting 
> for osgeo live to adopt) and what service providers are considered 
> contributors.
> The osgeo live team has been working very hard on the latest release 
> and has not had capacity to work on this initiative, by the same token 
> the content being gathered was established in June (the scope of this 
> project is fixed and we do not have volunteers to establish consider 
> process - unless you are interested).
> The best idea I have heard is about.yaml or similar being committee 
> into each repo and used to generate one page flyers, overviews and 
> these web pages. However given the deadlines (some of which have 
> passed) this idea has not been pursued.
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:31 AM Cameron Shorter 
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     All,
>     There is good content in these forms. I recognise a lot of as
>     being derived from prior initiatives. Great.
>     I suggest taking a step back, and asking:
>     What is OSGeo's content creation and distribution pipeline?
>     What product(s) are being created with this content?
>     How are we going to ensure the content is being kept up to date?
>     (The original 1 page PDF fliers created for OSGeo projects was
>     created once, then became very out of date and collectively become
>     unusable as a source of truth). OSGeo-Live has a process for
>     updating documentation with each release, how can we lever that?
>     How can we minimise the duplication of content creation?
>     Duplication leads to multiple points of truth getting out of date,
>     and increases maintenance. Can we extend OSGeo-Live content
>     creation process rather than creating another? Or alternatively
>     have OSGeo-Live extend a newly created process?
>     Documentation processes which have potential to be aligned are:
>     * OSGeo-Live documentation guide:
>     https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Documentation
>     * Project application to join OSGeo-Live:
>     https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#How_to_add_a_project_to_OSGeoLive
>     * OSGeo incubation checklist:
>     http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/project_graduation_checklist.html
>     Cheers, Cameron
>     On 22/7/17 10:44 pm, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>         1) Jeffrey has started some google forms to quicklcy stage
>>         content for beta website. I will review, add descriptions and
>>         ask the people here to play test (and we can share with
>>         discuss at osgeo.org <mailto:discuss at osgeo.org> at the end of
>>         the day).
>>     The first form is now ready, but I am not quite sure how to
>>     provide a sharable URL:
>>>>     Software Projects
>>     <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zOVOTtbGzIuhcfwHg9GYrJ-NErxl_DmFnTlBM3qBndE/edit?usp=drive_web>
>>>>     _______________________________________________
>>     Marketing mailing list
>>     Marketing at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:Marketing at lists.osgeo.org>
>>     https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/marketing
>     -- 
>     Cameron Shorter
>     M +61 419 142 254
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> Jody Garnett

Cameron Shorter
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