[Webcom] short and mid term planning

Ian Edwards iedwards.pub at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 11:59:29 PST 2016

I've updated the project links on OSGeo.org:

*4. Replace project pages with links to project home page*

All the projects now link to their respective homepages.

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:32 AM, Ian Edwards <iedwards.pub at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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