[Web Comm] OSGeo web site, was: [Web Comm] osgeo conference web site
dbrookshier at collab.net
Mon Apr 17 10:08:33 EDT 2006
Totally forgot about that. The roles we have are very customized from
the default in the help and thus we do need to update.
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On Apr 17, 2006, at 5:28 AM, Arnulf Christl ((CCGIS)) wrote:
> the help site that is displayed to new people when they first log in
> should be updated to reflect the different levels of contribution. The
> current page seems to diverge from what you said:
> Additionally it might be confusing to people if the first thing
> they see
> is a "request for new project" dialog. It is discouraging (so many
> to enter), confusing (not every new user will want to become this
> involved at first contact). And we probably don't want everybody to
> suggest a new project first thing off but rather nudge them into
> and contributing to existing projects. This could be reflected on the
> welcome page for new users - like show a list linking to areas of
> interest. From there (thats the currently slightly bleak web sites) it
> would link to the resources of that project.
> The rest is a mess, I have too many ideas, sorry to get nothing done.
> I like what Frank said (Oh, did I say that before...=:-)
> Jody Garnett wrote:
>> Thanks for the feedback. I got on a bit of a tear and wrote the
>> 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
> In my opinion the Web Committee is responsible for the organization of
> the web site, and ensuring it meets the various visitor profiles. The
> Visibility and Promotion committee can be seen as driving general
> in the broader geospatial community about what OSGeo does. It will no
> doubt provide some promotional material for the web site, but I see
> role more as driving traffic to the web site rather detailed
> of the web site.
> Of course there is some overlap. In particular, VisCom has gone
> some of the same process of identifying different subcommunities
> that it
> needs to reach out to. The "enterprise decision maker", the "end
> and the "developer" for instance. So a little coordination may be in
> order though I think cross membership will take care of that.
> Best regards,
> (wonder wonder - finally I understand what this setting clouds in
> means. Its Zeus himself, god of the skies and thunder. ...or ist it
> every cloud has a silver lining?)
> Who would like to take care of membership crossing to order
> Someone from WebCom with strong nerves and commit access preferably.
> I finally had time to look into the community document by
> refractions that
> Jody linked from:
> I like this really a lot. We have something starting up like this
> in the
> Wiki for OSGeo itself (and some projects have it individually).
> Should we
> leave it there (no no, not "leave" but nurse, cultivate and tend
> to) or
> try to bring them together and set up a more static image of it at
> osgeo/static. (no ? huh)
> Best regards,
> (Oh please, someone shut me up)
>> Project Developer and higher is required to access the svn.
>> Contributor can only submit docs to "Documents & Files" and submit
>> Daniel Brookshier | Community Manager | CollabNet, Inc.
>> 8000 Marina Blvd. Suite 600 | Brisbane, CA 94005 | USA
>> O 972.422.5261 | C 214.207.6614 | dbrookshier at collab.net
>> On Apr 16, 2006, at 10:58 AM, Arnulf Christl ((CCGIS)) wrote:
>>> 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/
>>> 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
>>> the privilege (as Mapbender source code warden I should probably
>>> Maybe someone with SVN access would want to fill the void with the
>>> below - or even be creative and make it a lot better. Leaving it
>>> 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
>>> 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,
>>> 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
>>> such as the "Meet & Greet Exhibitors"
>>> 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
>>> to network, learn
>>> about products and services, and develop both technical and
>>> skills for adopting
>>> Open Source technologies. The event is expected to draw over 500
>>> from around the
>>> globe, representing the existing user and developer communities
>>> as well
>>> as those interested
>>> from government, non-government organisations, academia, and
>>> 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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> With best regards,
> Arnulf Christl
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