[Webcom] add link to Committees page to osgeo.org sidebar

Dave Patton davep at confluence.org
Tue Sep 23 16:28:07 EDT 2008

On 2008/09/23 12:37 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Dave Patton wrote:
>> Maybe it's just me, but I find it annoying
>> that I have to remember that the Committees page
>> http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/committees.html
>> is found from the home page by going to the
>> "About the Foundation" page and scrolling down.
>> How about adding a "Committees" link to the
>> site's left hand sidebar?
>> In the "OSGeo Foundation" section?
> Dave,
> I'm not really in favor.  I think we need to use the space on the left
> bar sparingly and that the committees page isn't all that useful.

Just to clarify - it's not actually the Committees page
that I'm interested in per se, but, it might be useful
to have more visibility for it anyway?

What I use the Committees page for is to get to the
page for a specific Committee, usually in order to
find 'the details' for the committee. In other words,
you start by knowing that there are Committees, and
maybe even knowing which committee you are "interested
in"(for whatever reasons), and then the Committees
page gives you the link to the starting point for
info about that committee. Note that not all such
starting points are "a wiki page"
(e.g. http://www.osgeo.org/conference )
Maybe I'm not on the committee, or even subscribed
to the committee's mailing list(s), but I want to
find something 'related to the committee':
- their wiki page
- their mailing list(s)
- what they do
- links to info such as past or upcoming meetings
- links to archived materials
- etc

Dave Patton
CIS Canadian Information Systems
Victoria, B.C.

Degree Confluence Project:
Canadian Coordinator
Technical Coordinator

OSGeo FOSS4G2007 conference:
Workshop Committee Chair
Conference Committee member

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