osgeo conference web site

Arnulf Christl (CCGIS) arnulf.christl at ccgis.de
Sun Apr 16 11:58:20 EDT 2006

I wanted to fill the void at https://conference.osgeo.org/ and copied the
FOSS4G intro and a link to index.html. When trying to commit to
conference/trunk/www/ it didn't allow me to do so:

commit -m "link and text to FOSS4G to fill the void"
    Sending        /usr/home/arnulf/workspace/osgeo_conference/index.html
    svn: authentication cancelled

That probably means that being "Project Contributor" does not allow to
write to SVN automatically? Good to know, but how then does one inherit
the privilege (as Mapbender source code warden I should probably know...).

Maybe someone with SVN access would want to fill the void with the HTML
below - or even be creative and make it a lot better. Leaving it blank
sucks. And maybe remove those additional mailing lists if they are not

Easterly regards,

Arnulf Christl

Anybody listening to dev at conference.osgeo.org at all?

    <title>FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for
		Open Source Geospatial Communities JOINT CONFERENCE '06
		<b><a href="http://www.foss4g2006.org/">FOSS4G2006</a></b> is a four day
conference, bringing together
		all the Free and Open Source Software
		for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G) communities. The conference incorporates the
OSGIS Conference,
		Mapserver User Meeting, GRASS Users Conference, Java oriented FOSS4G and
EOGEO Workshops.
		Lausanne, Switzerland will host the conference, making it the first time
many of these groups
		will meet in Europe. It builds on the the success of the Open Source
Geospatial'05 conference
		held in Minneapolis, USA.
		What will be covered?
		The conference focuses on an array of open source technologies and
presents how they are being
		used around the world. Seminars and workshops will share the theme of
advancing Open Source
		GIS technology, by covering management and technical aspects as well as
the latest trends.
		How will it run?
		The event opens with one day dedicated to workshops, followed by a joint
plenary session that
		will set the direction of the conference. An Exhibitor showcase will run
the duration of the
		conference. This showcase will provide government, academia, private
organisations and associations
		with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and educate
participants about Open Source
		technologies. There will be an opportunity to mingle at evening events
such as the &quot;Meet &amp; Greet Exhibitors&quot;
		Reception and a Boat Cruise on Geneva Lake, with a dinner in the
thousand year old Chillon Castle.
		Who will be there?
		This conference is an exciting opportunity for both users and managers
to network, learn
		about products and services, and develop both technical and management
skills for adopting
		Open Source technologies. The event is expected to draw over 500 people
from around the
		globe, representing the existing user and developer communities as well
as those interested
		from government, non-government organisations, academia, and industry.
		Finally, with the recent creation of the Open Source Geospatial
Foundation, FOSS4G2006
		will be an exciting opportunity to network with foundation members and

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