[Live-demo] [Board] osgeo live feedback

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 08:23:38 PDT 2017

Hi all,

Comments inline:

On 06/19/2017 09:02 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I had a review of the upcoming live.osgeo.org release, and noticed a couple
> things to update.
> 1) The live.osgeo.porg sponsorship list
> <https://live.osgeo.org/en/sponsors.html> included both project sponsors --
> and OSGeo sponsors. The result was quite out of date. As the board member
> keeping tabs on sponsors this was my responsibility .. but I did not know
> live.osgeo.org was keeping a list :)

Perhaps we should just drop that list of OSGeo sponsors in the 
OSGeo-Live pages if there is not enough time to update every year.

> 2) More importantly the sponsors page has a section describing osgeo
> foundation <https://live.osgeo.org/en/sponsors.html> which had not been
> updated with our new mission / vision. Once again we updated these
> statements as a board, but did not chase it down into live.osgeo.org.

This has to be updated or just link to the proper OSGeo page.
 From last night's PSC meeting we have a volunteer to take this task.

> 3) As incubation chair I asked if OSGeo live could update the branding for
> OSGeo Projects and OSGeo Community Projects. This setup is in keeping with
> the board  decision to open the door to "innovation" last year by providing
> an easier way for just-open-source projects to be supported by the
> foundation).

+1 to include the community project badge, like we do for incubated and 
graduated projects.

> 4) I asked if live.osgeo.org could include the new logo / color / font
> branding (it may be too late, but it does not hurt to ask).

We are planning to use the new logo/color/font for our desktop artwork 
at least in the upcoming 11.0 release.
I am not sure if we have enough resources (time and volunteers) for 
updating the look and feel of the OSGeo-Live documentation for this 
release. Having a new sphinx theme would definitely help. Is there a 
plan to get such a new theme from the re-branding project?

> 5) I also asked as a LocationTech member if additional cloud based projects
> could be listed on osgeo live. They are an increasingly important part of
> our open source ecosystem, but not listed on live.osgeo.org.

I agree it is a good idea to list such cloud-based projects (as we have 
done in the past for windows-only projects that could not be physically 
installed in OSGeo-Live)

> I have joined the project mailing list to provide the above feedback more
> directly, however I want to emphasis that it is not enough for us to make
> decisions as a board - we need to reach out and communicate those decisions.

I agree. As a member of both bodies I should have communicated more.

> With respect to the board decisions on mission/vision/community projects
> are there any other areas we need to update?
> --
> Jody Garnett


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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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