Eighth VisCom Meeting

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Date and Time

The meeting was held on July 13th, 2006: Eighth_VisCom_Meeting_Minutes.

Standing Agenda

  1. Assign scribe
  2. Rollcall (chair)
  3. New Business (below)
  4. Old Business (below)
  5. Review action items (chair)
  6. Set next meeting date (chair)
  7. Adjourn

New Business

  1. high-level talks (mpg)
    1. discuss VisCom mission and charter
    2. mpg backtracks a bit: let us focus on what we know we need to do now, with the limited resources we have
    3. tentative list of Most Important Things We Could Do:
      1. event coordination
      2. coordinate any outreach/inreach oppos that comes our way
      3. provide brochures, white papers, etc
      4. press releases
      5.  ?
  2. update VisCom membership list (mpg)
    1. Remove Daniel, add Auke as members of committee
    2. put PeterM into stasis; add Kirsten
    3. mpg now chair
    4. others mods?
  3. Upcoming events
    1. OSCON Event Logistics, (July 24-28)
      1. How to get more shirts?
    2. Geoweb - overlap with OSCON ?
    3. FOSS4G
    4. EurOSCON (smaller)
    5. Map World Forum
    6. Map Asia 2006
    7. next steps for additional Autodesk/OSGeo Shows
  4. tracking events
    1. what do we have for events pages?
    2. need to list: name of event, OSGeo contact person, do we have a booth, list of OSGeo speakers
  5. need to add TM to the logo
    1. other formats for Tyler?
  6. Newsletter plans
    1. external
    2. internal
  7. press release
    1. OSGeo is 6 months old
    2. MapBender release
    3. Open Source in National Interest tie-in
    4. OSGeo at OSCon?
  8. need new brochures for show attendees:
    1. "overview/matrix of all our products"
    2. resource list: books, consultants, ...?
  9. add new items here

Old Business

  1. review of open issues in CollabNet (chair)
  2. (from old TODO list) Operate OSGeo Booth (arnulf)
  3. (from old TODO list) Work on https://visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org contents (arnulf)
  4. (from old TODO list) Organize translation volunteers. (arnulf)
  5. (from old TODO list) prepare Web page contents about "What OSGeo is doing" to attract sponsors. This is related to Fundraising. Then forward this material to WebCom (arnulf?)
  6. (from old TODO list) Setup feedback mechanism for web site. I suppose this ought to be creating artifacts in the bug system, but a feedback email list might be more appropriate. (arnulf?)
  7. (from old TODO list) Recruit more members on discuss list. What skills are most valuable? (arnulf?)
  8. (held over from 3rd mtg) Can we move the Event List to its own page (from the main VisComm page)? (mpg)
  9. (held over from 5th mtg) Newsletter Notes (not Tyler)