[OSGeo-Board] OSGeo China & India

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Wed Aug 16 21:41:01 PDT 2006

Hi Michael,

Would be great if you could be at the Beijing meeting in your
capacity as VP, OSGeo, Promotion and Visibility Project.

In fact, our colleagues in China would warmly welcome officers
or board member of OSGeo, I think.

Wish I could be there in China too.



Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> 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. :-)
> -mpg
>> -----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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