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What is a Bake-off

The original meaning of the word is:

  • noun - a cooking contest in which participants prepare their own recipes, as for a specified kind of cake provides the meaning we are after:

  1. In technology it is a research comparison process where competing technologies are compared and the product or service is then chosen. Also called technology bake-off.
  2. A gathering where software programmers test their creations against network protocols.

A longer introduction, covering our goals, deadlines and dreams will be provided once discussions with the initial round of participants commences in February.

Getting Started

Organisation for this activity occurs on the following pages:


The following schedule of activities will be updated to reflect the objects, and activity discussion:

February 2010
  • Contact Participants
  • Set Objectives and Organise Activities

March 2010
  • Initial Bench

April 2010
  • pending

May 2010
  • pending

Jun 2010
  • pending

July 2010
  • pending

August 2010
  • presentation writeup

September 2010
  • FOSS4G Presentation
  • Press Release / Blog Post from participating organisations

October 2010
  • Whitepaper covering results and improvements


No results at present.

-- JodyGarnett - 06 Feb 2011
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