[Webcom] Re: [Marketing] FOSS4G in the Media

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Apr 17 01:43:50 EDT 2008

I like the idea too.  To do this you basically need to create a  
custom content type, like the news items.  I'm not sure where I've  
documented this process, but it's not too onerous.  You give your  
type a name, then you select/define what kinds of fields of info you  
will store with the type.  You can also just choose predefined fields  
(e.g. ones used in our news items) and go from there.

Here is a screencast of the process that might apply:


On 14-Apr-08, at 8:16 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> WebCom Folks,
> What do you all think of the idea of a "FOSS4G in the Media" queue
> on the osgeo web site?  It would be something like the news queue, but
> pointing to articles in the media about FOSS4G that we consider  
> constructive.
> Stuff like the Geoconnexion articles for instance:
>   http://www.geoconnexion.com/geo_issue/March_2008
>   Grass Open Source GIS
> I'd be willing to have the news editor(s) take on the role (ie.  
> just email
> suggestions to news_item at osgeo.org) but I don't know how to setup the
> web site machinery to make this work.
> PS. I'm afraid I haven't done a good job on following up on the  
> "spotlights"
> effort.  I'm still interested in helping with this, but seem to  
> lack the
> ambition to really push it. Anyone interested in doing so?
>   http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Spotlights
> Best regards,
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Tyler Mitchell
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