Thanks Reese for sharing these suggestions. This works for me.
To fill people in on some of the pre-list history.
The original OSGeo Lexicon concept sprung from an idea (from
Felicity Brand) that we create a collective OSGeo Glossary. After
floating the idea publicly, Reese Plews and Ron Tse reached out
and let me know about how progressed they were with the ISO TC211
https://www.geolexica.org/ . In particular, they offered to
provide all the software and processes, ready to go, for use by
Needless to say, I was super excited, and this spawned the
setting up this OSGeo Lexicon Committee, which would be needed to
manage the processes behind the terminology.
And so here we are, with Reese's plan below, and quite a sizable
community on list, with many names I recognise and respect. I
think we have plenty of challenges ahead, but I think we are off
to a good start.
Warm regards, Cameron
On 30/11/19 1:02 pm, Reese Plews wrote:
there have not been any more subscription requests for the
past few days now, so i think the initial core group members
have registered. thank you again for your interest.
due to the end of year holidays, along with commitments to
meetings and projects, i propose we begin our main discussions
in late January or early February 2020.
before that time, i will work to prepare some drafts of the
initial work tasks/process flow documentation that was
originally discussed prior to the official start of this group.
roughly this work consists of:
1) description of how the committee should draft terminology
entries; idea to base this on some simple and clear predefined
2) refine the flow of how the committee works with a terminology
entry; (from discovery, discussion, agreement, and publishing to
3) learn who our users are/will be and if we are meeting their
to enable collaboration with the members of this group, the
plan is to work on these documents online, using google
once some finalized materials are ready these could be
shifted to our Lexicon wiki page or retained on google.
since the list is visible to non-members through the archive,
the shared links will be set for RO with the ability to
if anyone wants to do more than comment, you can contact me
off-list and i will give you access to the documents.
some of you have provided links in your introduction
messages. i will assume those links are public and can be shared
in any documents.
once the drafts are ready for comment, i will send around the
thank you for your patience. talk with you again soon.