[Web Comm] Coordination on board nominations.

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Fri Mar 3 16:26:20 EST 2006

It would be nice to be able to use a single tool, so my preference would
be to move to SVN as soon as possible.  Do you have SSL access for CVS
or is it SSH-only?  I'm SSH-impaired at work.

For changes from outside the groups, I think we may need to set up some
kind of communications protocol.  For instance, if the board has an
official document to post, they let the list know with an expected
turnaround time, one of us notifies the list that they'll do it,
creates/edits the content, then re-posts to the list and the original
requester that it's done.  ???


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Brookshier [mailto:dbrookshier at collab.net] 
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 13:10
To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Web Comm] Coordination on board nominations.

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 while.

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.

Daniel Brookshier
Community Manager

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 
>> into the main www site.
> Jason,
> OK, that's a first step.  I would encourage you to test your SVN 
> access, even if it is just to commit a small comment in the 
> webcommittee.osgeo.org 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 
> because
>    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 
> finalized
>    in the wiki.  Leave out Articles of Incorporation till we have 
> them.
>  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 
> provide
>    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 
> process
>    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 just 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,
> --
> ---------------------------------------
> +--------------------------------------
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> warmerdam at pobox.com
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> and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGF, http:// 
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