On 13 Aug 2014 22:01, "Jonas Smedegaard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Quoting shirish शिरीष (2014-08-13 17:05:52)
> > It may look like we are fighting, but this is in fact a microcosm of
> > how Debian operates.
> ...and in addition, I might sound more rigid than I ever really am. :-)
> > For the record, as far as C-DAC goes, we did have some initial contact
> > with some people from C-DAC but for reasons unknown to us (probably
> > internal office politics) we were neither able to meet the right
> > people or take it any forward.
> I might dig out the contacts I gained when visiting India in 2011, if
> that might be helpful - i.e. if you share more details of the
> conversation attempts you have had recently it might be easier to help.
> > Incidentally, Praveen had met people from the Akaash project (for the
> > Debian@Akaash) and as per whatever was shared with me, the discussions
> > weren't particularly fruitful or at least that was the sense I got
> > from him.
> Please consider contacting them in public via this list:
> > As far as sweecha is concerned, the name is familiar but unable to
> > place it. I think that organization is in south (in bangalore to be
> > precise) so Vasudev should be nearest as he also lives in bangalore
> > and can talk on behalf of the community.
> Right - Bangalore: http://swecha.org/content/swecha-project
FSMK is from Bangalore and I think swecha is from Hyderbad.
> > On the topic of doing Openstreetmap or GIS or what have you, we are
> > more than open for it. While we could certainly map Amrita (which I
> > guess Pavi would have already done, as he has been a guest of Amrita
> > University at least couple of times if not more) both of us
> > [Pavi and I] know about openlayers, databases etc. but are not at at
> > all familiar with the intricacies therein. I don't think that either
> > of would be able to give justice to what OSM or OpenGIS deserves. If
> > you know somebody who could walk the students through both the
> > concepts, the idea and the implementation, let us know and we will try
> > to invite him/her.
> Please consider look at Leaflet as better (more lightweight and easier
> to customize) alternative to OpenLayers: http://leafletjs.com/
> I maintain Leaflet package in Debian, and my girlfriend (Siri) and I use
> it for various projects - here are some examples for inspiration:
> Custom map of the island where we live (try enable the historic places
> at top right corner): http://kort.oroe.biks.dk/ +
> http://source.oroe.dk/?p=map.git + git://source.oroe.dk/map
> Graphics for educational flyer (includes in source a script to fetch
> objects from OpenStreetMap for use e.g. as colored overlay):
> http://map.sirireiter.dk/2014/superkilen/ +
> http://source.sirireiter.dk/?p=map.git + git://source.sirireiter.dk/map
> For MiniDebconf I suggest to frame as either of these:
> * ways to interact with OpenStreetMap using Debian
> a) as web designer
> b) as explorer drawing the pieces missing
> c) as ordinary user wanting to read maps
> * ways to help Debian expand its support for OpenStreetMap
> a) maintain existing packages written in various languages
> b) package (and maintain!) additional code and plugins
> c) report bugs against packages in Debian
> d) contribute translations
> e) document e.g. use cases on https://wiki.debian.org/
> Either of those angles can be either hands-on sessions or
> teaching-oriented talks or inspirational talks more about personal
> experiences. My point is to make it about Debian.
> - Jonas
> * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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