[OSGeo-Conf] Motion Regarding FOSS4G-CEE Name

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 17:53:05 EDT 2011

As somebody noted (Volker?)

it is matter of scale. We (current "CEE" temporary organization 
committee) did not have ambitions to organize the event on European 
level. Thought, conference primary language will be English and 
everybody is welcomed, we want to focus on Central and East Europe 
topics (which of course do have a lot in common with "pan european" 

I know, there are already very active local groups in Portugal, Spain, 
Germany, Italy and other countries. It does not make IMHO sense to try 
to overrule all those local events, also because of local language (as 
somebody else already noted - would you imagine *all* the GFOSS.it 
attendees really enjoying english-speaking conference?).

We hope, that CEE region is big enough to attract people, dealing with 
common issues,  and small enough, so that it will not bid against 
FOSS4G-Global, which could IMHO be the case with FOSS4G-Europe.

Of course, if it will grow and extend behind CEE borders, there is as 
much as nothing, we can do about it. But for now it is not the plan. 
There is only one FOSS4G, and can not be replaced by anything local.

(hope to answer also at your second mail)


On 6.10.2011 23:37, Paolo Corti wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Frank Warmerdam<warmerdam at pobox.com>  wrote:
>> Motion: The OSGeo Conference Committee on behalf of OSGeo
>> declares that it has no objection to the name FOSS4G-CEE being
>> used for an open source geospatial conference in central and eastern
>> europe organized by a group including Karel Charvat and Jachym
>> Cepicky.
> Hi
> I know that I am very likely too late, neither I am sure if this has
> already been discussed.
> But, just to be safe: why are you going for CEE instead than EURO in
> the name, if the conference aims to be at the European level?
> Don't forget that CEE does not include countries like Switzerland,
> Norway, ex-Jugoslavia ones, just to name a fews
> ciao and sorry if this was already discussed ;)
> P

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