[OSGeoLive] Maintenance of OSGeo Live Docs

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 02:03:18 PDT 2021

Hi Cameron,

Thanks for the introductions.
There is no regular meeting around this time (after the 14.0 release) 
but we could plan a meeting.
Since this is mainly related to documentation, I would like to hear the 
availability of the documentation team before planning this meeting.

Would this Tue 20 July at 17:00 UTC work for everyone?


On 7/8/21 11:45 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> +Codrina Ilie <codrina at geo-spatial.org> +Ankita
> <ankitatripathi.2312 at gmail.com> +Nikos Lambrinos <labrinos at eled.auth.gr> (Who
> have been involved with developing a proposed OSGeo-Live glossary and would
> be good people to know.)
> Hi folks,
> As Nelson mentions, I was impressed with Nelson's stated background in tech
> writing and environmental science, combined with his interest in getting
> involved in open source in a long term way, and suggested that maintaining
> the quickstarts and project overviews would be a great place to start.
> I see this could be a building upon the prior work that Felicity did with
> brining quickstarts up to date
> <https://flicstar.com/project-report-for-season-of-docs-2019>.
> A good starting point could be to audit all the existing quickstarts. Run
> each of them. Make sure they are still up to date and work. Make sure the
> screenshots are still valid.
> In a year or so, this could extend to updating our templates to align with
> the emerging best practice doc templates which are being developed within
> The Good Docs Project.
> I can provide Nelson with some mentoring from a tech writing perspective,
> but will have limited capacity to help with the OSGeoLive side of things,
> such as reaching out to each project asking for latest updates.
> I have been mostly inactive within OSGeo-Live for the last couple of years.
> I'm interested to hear if this plan would work?
> There might be some changes which I'm not aware of?
> I assume there is still a periodic team meeting? Could you please share
> details with Nelson.
> On Thu, 8 Jul 2021 at 19:07, Nelson Guya <nelsonkimani63 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My name is Nelson Guya, a technical writer from Nairobi, Kenya. I recently
>> joined the Good Docs Project to help open source projects improve
>> the quality of their documentation.
>> Earlier this week, I had a conversation with Cameron Shorter (cofounder
>> and coordinator of OSGeoLive and TheGoodDocsProject), who pointed me to
>> OSGeoLive, and we talked about my involvement with the project.
>> I am interested in helping out by reviewing and updating OSGeoLive
>> Quickstarts and project overviews. My educational background (BSc
>> Environmental Science) and years of writing experience will be useful in
>> the project in the future.
>> He, Cameron, has offered to help me get started with managing the OSGeo
>> Live Docs.
>> I plan to be actively involved with the docs while using and implementing
>> Cameron's invaluable insights and guidance - as he has worked with the
>> project since its inception.
>> Looking forward to hearing from you.
>> Regards,
>> Nelson Guya

Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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