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[ontolog-forum] Event Planning [was - Re: electric sheep]

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 15:08:30 -0700
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paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx wrote Tue, 4 Sep 2007 23:14:31 +0700:
> ...[snip]...
> [PDM]  do we have a formal way to suggesting/voting for sessions? how
> are these sessions chosen?how do we know how many people are
> interested in a topic? could we have a 'call for sessions' where people
> can submit their talks and then maybe have more than one speaker
> present around the same topic, to have a plurality of views and enrich
> the discourse?     (01)

For those who are new to the community, our regular weekly 
conference calls are on Thursdays starting 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm 
EDT / 6:30pm BST / 7:30pm CEST / 17:30 GMT/UTC (adjusted back to 
PST & EST when the US gets off daylight saving time.)    (02)

When we don't have a scheduled events (like an invited talk or 
panel discussion), we will, by default, use that slot for (what 
we call) our "regular operations planning and review meeting" 
where active members of the community get together and review our 
activities and well being, suggest new ideas, corrective actions, 
etc. etc. These calls are only announced on the wiki (under "News 
and Announcements" (in order not to create additional mail 
traffic), but everyone who cares is welcomed to join in. One can 
  also send in his/her idea(s) for discussion, through the 
mailing list or the wiki session page, in absentia.    (03)

Practically all Ontolog initiatives are community driven. The 
best way to make something happen is to (i) announce the idea, 
(ii) get enough people to support and idea (and be willing to 
work on it), (iii) create a project/initiative, form a team, 
appoint a champion and (iv) then go do it. The champion of an 
initiative is generally trusted with making the calls and seeing 
to it that we have a top quality program.    (04)

In the past, new initiatives, projects, programs, etc. generally 
come out of these discussions, or from ideas informally brought 
up in the discussion list. And, without exception, champions of 
all past initiatives have made open calls to the entire community 
for participation (as team members, as presenters, etc.)    (05)

That's the informal way things get done around here. The formal 
way is documented under: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid1Y ... 
both should work, but of course, the formal way is normative.    (06)

 > [PDM]  I wonder For example, if vendor a can come up and
 > sell their stoffe, it would be only fair if vendor b
 > could do the same... and to balance the vendor perspective,
 > we could have users, observers, researchers, all providing
 > their perspective (which now they can do in form of questions
 > and answers, but it does not get captured as being part of
 > the topic, merely follow up) just ideas  .. cheers, PDM    (07)

By default we intend to keep our distance from commercial 
vending, as discussed earlier - see: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2007-09/msg00031.html#nid02     (08)

... commercial products and vending have slightly different 
objectives from what we are chartered to do. "Selling" is 
probably better done elsewhere, than over the settings of a 
purely volunteered (and community donated) effort that we operate 
on here.    (09)

Regards.  =ppy    (010)

Peter Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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