[Web Comm] Coordination on board nominations.
dbrookshier at collab.net
Fri Mar 3 16:09:50 EST 2006
You should have write access. The web for webcom is in trunk/www
The main pages are in www.osgeo.org and that is under a cvs. I am
trying to figure out how to move it to be in svn, but that may take a
So, if anyone is ready to start taking on some of the edits, we just
need to give you access and a couple of pointers to keep you out of
I'll get the niggly bits in this email done a little later today.
On Mar 3, 2006, at 12:10 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Jason Birch wrote:
>> I have SVN access (not sure if it's write access - haven't wanted to
>> risk it) to the webcom project, but I can't figure out how to get
>> the main www site.
> OK, that's a first step. I would encourage you to test your SVN
> even if it is just to commit a small comment in the
> index.html and then commit a removal after seeing it on the web site.
> I especially want to ensure that you are all able to update stuff
> like the
> sidebar info (About the foundation, etc)
> To that end I have some suggestions on the limited existing content:
> o Don't put the word "final" after the FAQ on governance.html. It is
> not final. It is just official. And we don't need to add that
> it is on the official web site.
> o In the FAQ change I think we should be removing "In line with the
> do-acracy, those who contribute to the foundation goals will be
> recognised in the future with voting memberships." It is premature
> for us to say this, and in any event most people who contribute to
> the goals will not get voting memberships unless we accept many
> thousands of voting members.
> o the "Foundation Officers" and "Board Members" menu items both go to
> the board members list. I would you contract this to one menu item
> (Board and Officers) and list them all in one page. It isn't
> that long
> a list. The Officers are "President: Frank Warmerdam",
> "Treasurer: Gary
> Lang", "Secretary: Rich Steele".
> o Please put the bylaws under Corporation Documents. They are
> in the wiki. Leave out Articles of Incorporation till we have
> o I would prefer not to have anything on the web site about
> sponsors or
> sponsorship till after we have a sponsorship program worked
> out. So,
> please remove the sponsorship.html page too.
> o Please do populate the Committees page. I have already done some
> minimal work on the Incubator committee page (incubator.osgeo.org).
> You should do at least as much for WebCOM. Please encourage or
> support to Arnulf to do the same for the promotions committee.
> o Yipee! I am pleased about the membership list. I would like
> to see a
> comment here that we are working on the associate membership
> or something to that effect.
> I would stress that the Web Committee is authorized to do stuff on
> the web
> site without external (ie. board) instruction as long as it is not
> controversial and is not "setting board policy". So, get
> organized, get
> working and don't worry too much about making a few mistakes and
> having to
> fix them up.
> All the above suggestions are suggestions only. You can do them,
> or not,
> but if you aren't careful I am going to ask to formally join WebCOM
> so I can dig in and do stuff! And if you have seen my other web pages
> (ie. http://pobox.com/~warmerdam) you know you don't want me doing the
> web site. My greatest advance since the mid-90s was using white as a
> background instead of the default grey (though white seems to be the
> default background in modern browsers anyways).
> Best regards,
> I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam,
> warmerdam at pobox.com
> light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
> and watch the world go round - Rush | President OSGF, http://
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