[Webcom] short and mid term planning

Ian Edwards iedwards.pub at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 02:32:10 PST 2016

2. I've updated trac (does it need approval by the submitter before being
closed?) [1]

4. There was a discussion about updating the project links previously [2] -
the suggestion was to link each OSGeo Project (right-hand side on the
osgeo.org home page) to the corresponding summary page on OSGeo Live.  This
has the advantage for new users that each project will have a consistent
summary page (with important information like license being easily
accessible).  It would also allow OSGeo itself to provide more added-value,
and could also promote OSGeo live?  There are also disadvantages.

Could we revive this discussion before making the changes?

I'm part way through contacting current webcom members to clean up the
webcom committee members list.

[1] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1613
[2] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2013-April/002931.html

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:43 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:

> We have some short term things to do the website (trac or email?)
> 1. update the "about" page
> you can see the discussion on the board list, will be done in a couple of
> hours
> 2. remove the education committee
> - https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1613
> 3. Clean up the committee list
> 4. Replace project pages with links to project home page
> And we will need to discuss a bit more about the mid term items. The board
> is finalizing the 2016 strategic plan, if you check the meeting minuets you
> can see a number of website items are already listed as a high priority
> a) From November Ian was interested in leading a work party to update the
> version of Drupal used
> b) replace service providers page, broken down by participation (see qgis
> <http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/commercial_support.html#qgis-commercial-support>
> and geoserver <http://geoserver.org/support/> pages)
> d) get better at sponsor logos (rotate gold sponsor logos on the main page
> etc...)
> I have already talked with Ian a bit how this can go down, while OSGeo
> will have a budget to work with this year we want to ensure that each
> initiative is volunteer led. Either by a short-term "work party" (strict
> timeframe / budget) or by a committee (such as webcomm).
> I recommend co-ordinating on webcomm, and breaking out into work parties
> for specific goals (it should help recruit volunteers if they know the
> activity will end in a couple weeks).
> --
> Jody Garnett

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