[OSGeo-Board] OSGeo China & India

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Wed Aug 16 21:28:18 PDT 2006

Wow, this sounds like an incrediblly strong vote of support for us --
worthy of an article or something, once it all gets rolling.

Wish I was on the board, sounds like a fun trip. :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Venkatesh Raghavan [mailto:raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:54 PM
> To: board at board.osgeo.org
> Cc: xfsong at gucas.ac.cn; warmerdam at pobox.com
> Subject: [OSGeo-Board] OSGeo China & India
> Dear Board,
> The proposal for the China OSGeo Chapter is pending approval 
> of the board
> (See http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/China).
> China OSGeo Chapter is planning a meeting to announce the
> establishment on 19 Sept 2006 in Beijing. Members of OSGeo 
> China include
> top professors in gis and software domain. They are from
> national remote sensing center of china, chinese association of gis,
> chinese academy of sciences (headquarter, remote sensing institute,
> software engineering institute, geography institute etc.). OSGeo China
> is strongly backed by government department and Members are
> treat OSGeo very earnestly and solemnly. 
> I was requested to take part in the Opening meeting in 
> Beijing but am unable
> to, because I have pressing engagements on the 20 Sept, 2006. 
> China OSGeo
> has also informed me to find out if any other board member 
> could possibly
> attend. The Chinese side can cover all the expenditures in 
> china including
> flight ticket.
> I strongly feel that the presence of a Board member would not 
> only encourage
> OSGeo China members but also be a boost for promoting OSGeo in Asia.
> I would also suggest that the Board member also consider a 
> visit to India
> after China. I can join and also organize India trip if it is 
> after 20th
> Sept 2006. BTW, India OSGeo Chapter is also moving on the 
> draft proposal
> available at http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/India will be 
> finalized in
> the near future and presented to the board soon.
> Kind regards
> Venka
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