[Web Comm] Need a couple more profiles
jgarnett at refractions.net
Sun Apr 2 14:31:44 EDT 2006
Thanks for the feedback. I got on a bit of a tear and wrote the previous
ones up, and then started evaluating the proposed website content
against the user needed.
I am starting to wonder if I should take this up with the viability
committee? Anyone care to clarify the focus difference between the two
>> I will need an example user for each of these above segments, and I
>> will keep the convincers in mind when establishing a realistic work
>> flow for them.
>> I do need a bit more information about the needs here in order to
>> continue, if someone has time to talk about this on IRC (or via these
>> emails) please step in.
>> But that never quite cuts it - lets start with a working assumption
>> and you guys can correct me:
>> Education: we already have Sarah (undergrad)
>> - Sebastien (graduate student): is starting research into his thesis
>> and wants a platform to base the work on
>> Government: will base this off of the needs mentioned in the Miles
>> seminar or Eogeo
>> - Dave: setting up a gis system for a state in Australia
>> - Mary: doing volunteer work in Africa, has some documents left
>> behind from Chris Holmes's tour
> - Mr. S. Inister: works at a state ministry and has an important(!)
> and strategic(!) failover proof(!) fallback system(!) solution running
> in a proprietary environment. He is trying to get a hold of whether he
> can trust this Open Source stuff to run reliably with all those
> exclamation marks. (and help him spare quadrupling license costs
> simply for serving the data via web). Oh, he is interested in SLA too.
>> Service Provider: huh?
>> - Martha: ??? what is needed here - I have no working assumption.
> Martha is an MCSE and has been told that she must do second level
> support for the OSGeo stack that her colleagues have installed (and
> th4en went for holidays). She has to learn that she can get first
> level support for free through the user mailing lists and null level
> support directly from the developers (or lower level service
> providers) for cash. This is another place to start discussing SLA.
>> Solution Developer: have both George and Lui
>> I am also really short "Developers", I suspect we want them to be
>> happy as well? I understand a user focus but ....
>> - Chris: established developer on geotools, wants to know where
>> everything went
>> - Adrian: really wants to get working but cannot make sense of the
>> documentation spread across 5 standards, three projects and
>> apparently communicated via Zen.
> Well, Arnulf (resemblance to existing users is not intentional) might
> want to join the OSGeo Zen meditation group if it helps communication.
> Where should he go?
> I think that the developers are those we have to worry the least
> about. Adrian will (and should) molest us if he doesn't find out where
> to go. In the end this is a dev-list, aint it?
>> Any resemblance to existing users is intentional, although I probably
>> should change the names...
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