[Webcom] Community web site and tools

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Tue Apr 29 03:51:38 EDT 2008

Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote:
> 2008/4/25 Arnulf Christl <arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com>:
>>  Tyler,
>>  while you are at it: Someone has worked undercover creating an inward out
>> facing OSGeo Membership registry process. First results can be found here:
>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:OSGeo_Member
>>  As she is a shy person she would never herself suggest to make this the
>> official way to become an OSGeo member - but you know, I rather like it. It
>> could even be pimped to finally make a member map in good ole Web 0.5 manner
>> as suggested here:
>>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category_talk:OSGeo_Member
>>  I think if the ED inadvertently dropped this information in the OSGeo
>> Discuss Mailing List it could grow all by itself.
>>  Best regards, Arven Sevnulf.
>> _______________________________________________
> Hi,
> Do you think that this way we can create subcategories of "OSGeo
> Member" for Local Chapters and other "sub groups" like Committees,
> working groups and so on?
> The redirect from wiki article to user page is a nice trick.
> Cheers

We can try out whatever we want. There were several attempts at creating some kind of membership registry but we never passed the "cool idea" stage. Many people use the Wiki, it has the user pages so we might just as well use it. Unfortunately we work with user ids that are not matched with the OSGeo users coming from the ldap.
If you think that tagging user pages with [[Catgeory:Spanish Chapter]] or committee membership tags to help community cohesion - go for it. This will probably only work if you get past a threshold of interested people & I have no idea what that threshold is. We are currently find out for general OSGeo membership. From what I see until now the interest is rather moderate... :-)

Best regards, 

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