[Webcom] [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo upcoming events list needs love

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Oct 31 06:39:45 PDT 2013

Hi All,

Glad to see that my email triggered some discussion. I believe the 
decisions on the how and what come down to SAC and WebCom, I don't think 
the board needs to involved for decision within the mandates of those 

However, if there is any other way that the board can support the 
transition, including with a bit of funding, then let us know. At the 
moment, the osgeo1 server costs us ~500$ per month in wasted hosting 
fees. In addition to the marketing benefits of a better website, if we 
just save a few months of hosting by moving our stuff away from that 
Peer1 server then we can save a couple of k$ that can be redirected to 
supporting the work. That's an amount that can be easily justified if 
you ask me.


On 13-10-31 5:23 AM, Anne Ghisla wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:27:01 +0000
> Ian Edwards <iedwards.pub at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Anne, Jeff, Frank
>> It looks like Daniel's message to news_item at osgeo.org did not result
>> in content appearing in the osgeo.org/events list.
> Hi all,
> I saw the message yesterday and planned to add events today on the
> site. I was actually thinking of sending a similar message - so far the
> news_item address has received relatively few event notifications, so
> I was struggling a bit in catching event announcements on various
> lists.
>> Given that few people are currently adding content themselves, I'm
>> happy to make content edits to the web site if you forward through
>> messages to me.
> That would be nice, if it doesn't add too much work for you.
> I don't know how many people have write access to the events list
> (probably only a few, right Frank?). There should be no problem in
> concurrent editing.
>> We have two immediate options for ensuring that the events/news can
>> be seen in all locales:
>> 1. I can manually create multiple pages - one for each locale -
>> initially containing identical content
>>   OR ...
>> 2. We can try Arnulf's suggestion to turn off i18n [1]:
>>    "One suggestion is to only include one block for news without i18n
>> and allow people to post in their respective languages. It's not that
>> we are suffocating in news items anyway and the odd item in Greek,
>> German or Lithuanian language will just show that we are a truly
>> global org".
>> We should choose one or the other as they are not compatible
>> approaches:
>> Motion: Try turning off the i18n modules, this should have the result
>> of making multilingual content appear on the site - showing that we
>> are truly global and ensuring that content can be seen in all
>> locales. If this fails then we can workaround the problem by creating
>> multiple pages for each item.
>> +1 Ian
> +1 Anne
>> Since this is a temporary workaround it feels like we should take a
>> decision on the webcom list and just make this happen - I'd like to
>> push the bigger question of the website upgrade to the board (see
>> discussion on webcom/SAC lists).
> Definitely. Please add an item on next Board meeting agenda with
> links to relevant discussions on these lists.
>> [1] http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/202
> Thanks,
> Anne
>> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Daniel Morissette
>> <dmorissette at mapgears.com
>>> wrote:
>>> Dear OSGeo Community (CC: news_item at osgeo.org),
>>> The OSGeo upcoming events list badly needs love, it is essentially
>>> empty:
>>> http://www.osgeo.org/events
>>> It would be great if we collectively could adopt a more proactive
>>> approach to keeping this list up to date.
>>> For now, here are a few events I could think of, could
>>> news_item at osgeo.orgplease add them to the list:
>>> - FOSS4G 2014, Portland, Sept 8-13, 2014, http://2014.foss4g.org/
>>> - Vienna Code Sprint, March 24-28 2014, http://vienna2014.sprint.**
>>> osgeo.org/ <http://vienna2014.sprint.osgeo.org/>
>>> - LocationTech Tour, Nov. 4 to 14, 2013,
>>> http://tour.locationtech.org/
>>> - FOSS4G-Europe, summer 2014??, http://foss4g-e.org/
>>> - FOSSGIS 2014, March 19-21, 2014, http://www.fossgis.de/
>>> Other event organizers and community members, please forward your
>>> OSGeo-related events info to news_item at osgeo.org
>>> Thanks to all
>>> --
>>> Daniel Morissette
>>> http://www.mapgears.com/
>>> Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000
> Anne

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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