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

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 31 14:36:59 PDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM, 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.

Ian / Daniel,

I have just added a couple items that came into news_item but haven't
addressed Daniel's list. I see Anne may do that shortly.

> 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.
> 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".

I'm confused on how things work with the internationalization, but
realistically we aren't going to do much translation of news items or event
items so I'd like the default to be that the english version is seen if
there is nothing else.

> 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

I don't grasp what this means really, so I'm hesitant to vote on it.  Can
you explain the implications a bit more?

> 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).

This is certainly a webcom decision.

 Unless we need money or dramatically different system resources I'm not
sure that the board or SAC need to be involved anything about the upgrade.

Best regards,

> [1] http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/202
> 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.org please 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/
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