[Belgium] FOSS4G-EU Local Chapter

till.adams at foss4g2016.org till.adams at foss4g2016.org
Mon Jun 20 05:17:58 PDT 2016

Dear FOSS4G local chapters,

(if I missed any local chapter, please feel free to spread the word also 
to other European chapters.)

Marc Vloemans, Gert-Jan van der Wejden (both from local dutch chapter), 
Dirk Frigne (from local chapter Belgium and OSGeo board member) and 
me-myself-and-I, Till Adams (from german speaking local chapter FOSSGIS 
e.V.) met end of May after Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam. We 
discussed about the potential and the need to have an European local 
OSGeo chapter, which is not "above" the local chapters and which does 
not overtake tasks, that are already well covered by OSGeo.org, but that 
overtakes different, special European-related tasks and challenges, that 
aren't already covered by local chapters or by OSGeo.org itself.

Please find our ideas and plans in the OSGeo WIKI [1].

Before sending a formal proposal to the board to ask for recognition for 
the Local EU chapter, we'd like you to comment on our ideas with the 
goal to make an even better OSGeo for all of us. Please comment directly 
on the page in the WIKI, so you can be sure to share your thoughts with 

Because we want to go forward with that soon, please consider on 
commenting ASAP as we see FOSS4G in Bonn as a good opportunity to 
establish the local EU chapter.

Hope to see you all in Bonn [2] & with kind regards,


[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Europe
[2] http://2016.foss4g.org

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