[Webcom] Motion: Ian Edwards joins WebCom

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Jul 30 11:08:19 PDT 2013

Hi Ian,

I didn't mean to push away your great plans to contribute; I thank you
so much for this.  And with FOSS4G coming, we are all really
appreciative of your offer to help during this busy time! I guess I was
just venting, publicly ha.

Talk soon,


On 2013-07-30 1:50 PM, Ian Edwards wrote:
> Jeff - I agree and we share your frustration.
> Unfortunately from my perspective, my offer of contributing time over the
> next eight days is only for this specific point-fix. I hope that we can get
> this solved and then move on to important issues.
> My reasoning is:
> 1. It's an easy introductory task for me to get used to working with the
> group
> 2. I'm on holiday with family and my computer contact time is limited
> 3. I'm not up to speed with the group's backlog and the specifics of the
> other issues.
> I'm happy to dig into #1105 late next week and see if there's anything I
> can do to help.  I hope that I can, but this week I'm still finding my feet.
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>> wrote:
>> I feel this discussion is a lower priority.  The feedback I get from
>> around the community is regarding a separate topic, fixing the OSGeo
>> Service Provider utility http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1105
>> I'm frustrated in waiting for this.  I keep getting feedback from
>> service providers all around the world quite upset about this.
>> I'm looking for the Web Committee to tackle this, manage it, or even get
>> back to me saying "jeff please try for funding from the Board for
>> someone to handle this, we have no time for this effort".
>> Thanks,
>> -jeff
>> On 2013-07-30 9:48 AM, Ian Edwards wrote:
>>> I should clarify my thoughts - I think that we may still need to address
>>> the issues raised by Frank and others sometime in the future.  But to get
>>> us consistent and up to date as soon as possible I'm +1.
>>> (promoting OSGeo Live at the same time is a very valuable consequence and
>>> gives people an easy route to trialing the software.  If we find a
>>> different solution inthe future then I think it should continue to
>>> highlight the value that OSGeo provides through OSGeo Live).
>>> On 29 Jul 2013 23:38, "Frank Warmerdam" <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Ian Edwards <iedwards.pub at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Cameron,
>>>>> I've always been +1 agreeing with you on this. In fact it's the reason
>> I
>>>>> joined WebCom.
>>>>> But there have been some quiet counter arguments voiced off list. Is
>>>> WebCom
>>>>> happy to vote on this so that we can progress to a solution? Or does
>> this
>>>>> need approval higher up?  Chris - what are your thoughts?
>>>> Cameron,
>>>> I was the quietly voiced counter argument, for the reasons given.  I'm
>>>> essentially -0 on the motion for the reasons given, but if there is a
>>>> consensus on webcom to go this way I can certainly live with it.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> --

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