[OTT_OSGEO] GIS Day - OSGEO presence

Grahame Cole grahame_cole at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 14 12:21:58 EST 2006

Hi Scott

Well, I hope there isn't a strike but if so, I 'll go to the main office and 
pick up the info - no problem. Don't feel pressure to show up as I know how 
ugly "the strike thing can get" . If you don't feel comfortable crossing the 
picket line - don't.  You can call me on my cell if needed - 613 769 5979.


From: Scott W Mitchell <smitch at connect.carleton.ca>
Reply-To: users at ottawa.osgeo.org
To: users at ottawa.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [OTT_OSGEO] GIS Day - OSGEO presence
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 10:53:13 -0500

Hi, Grahame,

As you may have heard, Carleton faculty may be on strike tomorrow,  and that 
includes me.  I am pretty optimistic that it won't happen,  but there's 
always the chance that someone slips up and breaks down  negotiations.

In the case of a strike, I have asked the union for permission to  cross the 
picket line and come to the event as an OSGEO volunteer  (i.e. "not wearing 
my Carleton faculty hat").  I have not received a  reply yet, but hope they 
will allow it - it seems completely  reasonable to me given the aims of GIS 
Day, but I don't want them to  label me as a strike breaker.  The picket 
line will be letting  everyone through (probably slowed down as they give 
out information)  but of course normally members of the union are not 
supposed to cross.

If you don't mind coming even if there is a strike, I guess what I'll  do is 
leave the materials tonight (brochures and a banner) at the  main Geography 
office, Loeb Building B349, with your name on it so  that you could pick 
them up even if I'm not allowed across the picket  line.  Is that OK with 
you?  I could probably also arrange to get you  hooked up with a student 
volunteer to find your way to the right  place and get set up.

This is all hopefully just a contingency plan that won't have to be  acted 
upon, but just in case...


On 7-Nov-06, at 18:48, Grahame Cole wrote:

>Hi ya'll
>I guess I'm the mystery guy that was talking to Dave. I can help  out at 
>Carleton before and after but Dave mentioned something was  up at Ottawa U. 
>Is the gig (GIS day) at Ottawa U still a go?
>From: Scott Mitchell <smitch at mac.com>
>Reply-To: users at ottawa.osgeo.org
>To: users at ottawa.osgeo.org
>Subject: [OTT_OSGEO] GIS Day - OSGEO presence
>Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 11:06:59 -0500
>GIS Day is fast approaching.  I am coordinating an OSGEO presence  at  
>Carleton's event (see http://www.library.carleton.ca/madgic/ maps/ 
>gisweb/GIS_day/GISDay.htm ).  At the last meeting, Dave  mentioned  that 
>someone else had expressed interest in helping out,  but I've  forgotten 
>the name.  If anyone is interested and  available to help  have a presence 
>at the OSGEO table, please let  me know.  No specific  qualifications 
>required, just ability to  answer any questions about  the general goals of 
>OSGEO, and of  course anything relevant about  your personal interest in 
>OSGEO  projects.  I will provide brochures  describing OSGEO and its  
>various projects.
>Compensation includes lunch, a parking pass, and of course heaps  of  
>gratitude!  You'll also be able to check out all the other  booths and  
>Scott Mitchell
>Scott Mitchell
>smitch at mac.com / Scott_Mitchell at carleton.ca
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