[Webcom] Foundation / Community / Projects Boxes
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:
> 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.
> -----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
> 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
> 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
> link on the main page.
> 4) I think we need links to a few of the key committees with some
> focus in the Foundation block, notably "Marketting" and
> 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
> 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
> But to me it is clutter.
> I would be happy to make any/all of the above changes, but I don't want
> do it without some consensus or we are likely to keep changing and
> I would like to gentle encourage our chair to hold an IRC meeting to
> these, and perhaps other issues that folks would like to raise.
> Best regards,
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