[SAC] Indictrans Team

Robert Bray rbray at robertbray.net
Fri Oct 27 10:48:11 EDT 2006


This sounds great. Our contractor is primarily a sys admin, so content 
and app development is not his thing. If the guys from Indictrans can 
migrate content from the OSGeo,org site to Drupal, create the Drupal 
style templates, and focus on the Membership Application development etc 
for the main site that would be an excellent complement to the skills we 
will be bringing to the table through our contract.


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Swapnil Hajare wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>   I am Swapnil Hajare  from Indictrans (www.indictrans.in 
>> <http://www.indictrans.in>). I, along with 2 more fellows from 
>> Indictrans (Kanhaiya and Gupteshwar), will be working on various 
>> activities of OSGeo with help of you all. This will include website 
>> development, maintenance, helping sysadmins as well as some other 
>> general Opensource GIS tasks such as maintenance of GDAL/OGR and 
>> similar tools. Frank Warmerdam had written a mail to the list about 
>> this few days ago. We could not start working immedietly because of 
>> long Diwali vacation here. Now we are back and ready to work.
>>   As a satrting point, me and others have subscribed to community 
>> portal of OSeo and sac, webcommitee MLs. Our skillset include php, 
>> drupal, use of free/opensource   tools such as UMN mapserver, 
>> postgis, GRASS, chameleon, kamap etc.
>>   We hope to contribute well and in the process also learn lot of new 
>> things from you all in future.
> Swapnil,
> I've taken the liberty of adding a more meaningful subject line.
> Over the last week we have had some refinement of the transition plans.
> Autodesk is looking to contract a system administrator for 3 months to 
> do the
> bulk of the transition work, and Bob Bray at Autodesk has agreed to 
> act as
> project lead on the transition.
> The contract sys admin will likely be taking care of the OpenLDAP setup
> rather than Howard having to do it.  So we will need to consult 
> actively with
> Bob and the system administrator before we can deploy the Membership
> Application and other permissions management stuff I spoke about earlier.
> I do think it still makes a lot of sense to go ahead with a preliminary
> design.  We are still planning to use Drupal for the portal, and I assume
> it will be an evolved form of the current instance.  So arranging 
> access to
> that with Tyler would still be good.
> Bob - please consider the Indictrans team a resource, especially for 
> technical
> Drupal work.  On the conference call there was also some discussion of 
> having
> the contract system administrator spend some time educating us on how the
> new system works.  I hope this will include the Indictrans team who I 
> hope
> will be an ongoing resource for administering OSGeo infrastructure.
> Best regards,

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