[OSGeo Africa] OPENGEO Africa stand for FOSSGIS

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Jan 15 14:23:36 PST 2014

Hi Tim,

I must admit, I think you are mixing "OPENGEO" with "AfricaGEO" and
"OSGeo" throughout your message (and "FOSSGIS" is also an event in
Germany, I was really confused), so it took me a little to understand
you ha.  I believe you are asking for an OSGeo booth at the AfricaGEO
event in July.  In fact I will be a keynote speaker at AfricaGEO (I sent
my bio and pic in this morning, small world), so I will be there for
sure.  I am looking forward to experiencing Cape Town again.

I don't have deep pockets, but I can obviously help man the booth.


On 1/15/2014, 4:11 PM, Tim Sutton wrote:
> Hi all
> Is there anyone out there with deep pockets and a carefree attitude
> towards divesting themselves of their personal or corporate fortune? It
> would be really good to put in a stand (business neutral, only
> representing the FOSSGIS cause) at OPENGEO in July this year. I'm happy
> to donate my time towards manning the stand and I reckon a few others
> would be willing to pitch in to do the same. But I don't have the
> capacity to do that and cover the cost of a stand in the exhibition all
> - see below [1] for details on the costs involved, or to print up CD's
> and flyers. It would be great to knock out say 1000 CD's with QGIS 2.2
> (its gonna be awesome folks), GeoServer, etc etc on it so that we can
> get one into the hands of every delegate there. ESRI and other big
> proprietary vendors will be there and it is really time we let
> especially government officials that they don't have to waste tax payer
> money on proprietary software. Would anyone else like to volunteer to
> help man a stand should the above mentioned deep-pocketed benefactor
> come to the fore?
> [1] http://www.africageo.org/exhibitors
> Regards

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