Jason Birch Jason.Birch at
Tue Jun 27 14:02:36 EDT 2006


Our main priority right now should be to change the focus of the main
page from news-based to use-based, implementing some of the ideas on the
Wiki site focus page.

In order to do this, we'll first need to add content that can be linked
to.  My initial thought was to duplicate the content from the Where
as individual project pages under 

I also would like to take the "developer spotlight" pages that Daniel
was working on and move them from the News project into the main site

To build some case studies, we'll need to draft an appeal to the main
list asking for people/organisations that are successfully using OSGeo
project-software in their processes.  This will help both to promote
OSGeo and improve the visibility of their organisations.

The projects, community spotlights, and case studies should all be
interlinked to allow users to obtain the most value no matter which page
they enter the site from.  

As well, things like the list of mailing lists and a list of
international/regional user groups should be linked from both the main
page and most of the user-targeted pages.

Once we start to get some of this content up, I would like to reorganise
the main page to allow new users to quickly find what they're looking

 - Government
 - Education
 - Business
 - ... ?

User Type
 - Manager
 - User
 - Developer
 - ... ?

 - direct links to our internal project pages, each of which lists the
official project page, links to mailing lists, etc.

 - Snippets of major OSGeo and project news.  I'd like to use the project for general OSGeo and project news, and then
place major news items on the main WWW page with the Announcements
feature, pointing to the news project announcements.

If you want to start work on any of this, please let the list know.
Before we get too far, my first task is to clean out some old pre-osgeo
folders that are hanging around in the CVS.


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