[Webcom] [OSGeo] #206: Planet OSGeo RFC

OSGeo trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Thu Feb 14 18:46:21 EST 2008

#206: Planet OSGeo RFC
Reporter:  mloskot                 |       Owner:  webcom at lists.osgeo.org
    Type:  task                    |      Status:  new                   
Priority:  normal                  |   Component:  WebSite               
Keywords:  planet blogs community  |  
 After some [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2008-
 February/003123.html discussion] within the community, I'd like to submit
 to the Website Committee a more official request for comments on the idea
 of Planet OSGeo.

 Currently, there are two geospatial planets on the Web:

 * [http://planetgs.com/ Planet Geospatial] maintained by James Fee
 aggregates wide variety of geospatial blogs

 * [http://planetosgeo.crschmidt.net/ Planet OSGEO] maintained by Chris
 Schmidt - syndicates OSGeo-oriented blogs

 This submission proposes to base on these concepts and move Christopher's
 planet under the umbrella of OSGeo.

 Copy of this document is available at the OSGeo Wiki:

 = Planet OSGeo =

 The Planet OSGeo - a website that aggregates blogs of active ''Friends of
 OSGeo'' and provide a window into the community itself.

 == Configuration ==

  * Maintainers: Mateusz Loskot, ...

  * Domain: planet.osgeo.org

  * Software: [http://intertwingly.net/code/venus/ Planet Venus] as
 recommended by [http://crschmidt.net/blog/archives/204/fed-up-with-
 planetgs/ Chris] and [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2008-
 February/003146.html James]

  * Hardware: ''waiting for approval''

  * Documentation: http://wiki.osgeo.org/Planet
 == Planet Citizens ==

  * Planet is for any active and involved participant in the OSGeo

  * There are many ways of participating in the OSGeo, so all of types of
 involvement are considered for the purposes of inclusion in Planet OSGeo:
 our  projects users and developers, speakers and advocates, translators,
 managers and presidents of OSGeo friendship companies and sponsors, etc.

  * In order to help building the OSGeo brand and credibility, it's
 recommended the Planet is not formed by anonymous individuals but its
 members use real names. Also, [http://planet.gnome.org/heads/ heads] are
 highly recommended.

 == Planet Content ==

  * Planet OSGeo aims to aggregate the blogs of people who are active on
 OSGeo and not only to aggregate the blog posts about OSGeo.

  * The Planet shall not do any content filter, however subscribed feeds
 ought to be at least occasionally relevant to OSGeo.

  * All opinions expressed in syndicated blogs are of the original authors
 and should not be considered as official opinion of the OSGeo Foundation

  * Planet users are free to submit "on-topic" posts by pointing specific
 categories/tags in their feeds. But other posts are also welcome.

  * It's a good idea to stay away from advertising content (or content that
 might be confused as such) and from excessively personal information

  * Please, don't annoy people

 == Feed Submission ==

  * Feeds should include content in English only

  * Feeds should provide stable permanent URL

  * Broken feeds will be excluded from the Planet

 == References ==

 The Planet OSGeo summary is based on definitions and rules described at
 following pages:

  * [http://wiki.debian.org/PlanetDebian Planet Debian Wiki]
  * [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PlanetUbuntu Planet Ubuntu Wiki]
  * [http://planet.mozilla.org/ Planet Mozilla]

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/206>
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