[Webcom] would like to contribute

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Oct 3 17:20:46 EDT 2008


I don't see any reason we couldn't install postgres+postgis in the
osgeo2 server where mediawiki is currently hosted.  I'm generally
nervous about extra complexity but a user map is certainly one of
the things that has been talked about many times.

If we gave you an account on osgeo2, could you take care of the
installation of postgres+postgis yourself (likely from source since
the system is running a fairly old OS).  Also, the mediawiki update?

We would likely need to pass a motion within SAC to grant you
admin privs on osgeo2.

Best regards,

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Christian Willmes
<c.willmes at uni-koeln.de> wrote:
> Hello Webcom team,
> I would like to start contributing to the OSGeo Community and I thought
> Webcom would be a good place to start for me. I have some experience with
> HTML/PHP/CSS/SQL and also with Mediawiki. I could do technical things as
> well as content things.
> Two month ago I worked on an Mediawiki Extension to display the Locations of
> Wikiusers on Openlayers Maps within the Wiki. I posted it on OSGeo-Discuss
> and there was some feedback but it stuck without a clear pro or contra on
> implemeting this on the Wiki. (You can find what I have done yet here:
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UserLocalization)
> I would like to put some effort in it and modify/extend/improve it to meet
> the communities requirements.
> At first I would think just displaying a map of all Members home locations
> would be nice. And the stuff with the Editlocations etc. could be left out
> because of data privacy reasons and so.
> But I would also be happy to help on other issues as well. :)
> Thanks and regards,
> Christian
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