[Webcom] Foundation / Community / Projects Boxes

Lorenzo Becchi lorenzo at ominiverdi.com
Mon May 5 19:38:45 EDT 2008

Hi guys, I've been in Cuba all this month and I had very poor internet 
connection. It's still impossible to me to read all your posts.

hope to give my support once back in Barcelona next week-end.


Jason Birch wrote:
> Heh.
> I'd be happy to hold an IRC meeting (it's about time) but am getting
> back from a week of working at home because of a broken toe, and am a
> bit slammed with 'in person only' stuff at the moment.  How would
> Thursday at 10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT work for everyone?  It's my regular
> MapGuide slot, but there hasn't been any indication that MapGuide is
> meeting this week.
> 1) Agreed wholeheartedly
> 2) I should take the blame for adding this; I added it because at the
> time I was having to answer quite a few people wondering where they
> were.  I don't have any problem removing the link, but would reserve the
> right to re-add it if we start getting flooded :)
> 3 & 4) OK
> 5) I wouldn't mind seeing a link on the sidebar to "Incubating Projects"
> (and a separate page set up for them) and the existing links to these
> projects removed.  This would provide incentive for incubating projects
> to move through the process as quickly as possible.  Additionally, and
> this is a Marketing issue not WebCom, I think that incubating projects
> should have at most a slot on a single sheet flyer for Incubating
> Projects at any official OSGeo presence rather than a full page.
> Jason
> -----Original Message-----
> From: webcom-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:webcom-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 09:02
> To: Web committee discussions
> Subject: [Webcom] Foundation / Community / Projects Boxes
> Folks,
> I feel that the "major boxes" around our web site are evolving
> somewhat haphazardly.
> I would like to suggest:
> 1) removing the "OSGeo Download Server" link because it links to only
>     a subset of project downloads, and I think project downloads are
> best
>     found from the project page.  If we keep it, at least rename it to
>     "Downloads" so it doesn't force a multi-line entry.
> 2) I don't think that "Logos" is important enough to appear on the
>     "OSGeo Foundation" list.
> 3) I think we should have info on RSS News feeds in the first paragraph
>     at http://www.osgeo.org/news_items instead of the link in the
>     OSGeo Community block.  Potentially a link to the news_item page
>     should appear in the Community block though we already have the
> "more"
>     link on the main page.
> 4) I think we need links to a few of the key committees with some
> outward
>     focus in the Foundation block, notably "Marketting" and
> "Incubation".
>     Currently these can only be found by drilling down through "About
>     the Foundation", and then to "Committees".  I might also be inclined
>     to move the public geodata committee there from the projects box.
> 5) I'm not really keen on marking projects in incubation on the main
> page.
>     At the very least, if we do this, we should make "in incubation" a
>     link to the incubation committee page so folks have a clue what this
> means.
>     But to me it is clutter.
> I would be happy to make any/all of the above changes, but I don't want
> to
> do it without some consensus or we are likely to keep changing and
> rechanging.
> I would like to gentle encourage our chair to hold an IRC meeting to
> discuss
> these, and perhaps other issues that folks would like to raise.
> Best regards,

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