[OSGeo-Board] Local Chapters

Gary Lang gary.lang at autodesk.com
Tue Aug 22 05:23:31 PDT 2006


I agree with you. With the stature of some of these folks, we could
argue that OSGeo is being incubated.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Lucas [mailto:mlucas at radiantblue.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:19 AM
To: OSGeo-Board
Subject: [OSGeo-Board] Local Chapters

Shortened the subject line

mpg asked:
> An interesting a question to ask would be this: should local groups be
> (1) welcomed into the fold right away or (1) be "incubated" for some 
> period of time, like code projects, so as to make sure they are 
> "viable"
> and "healthy" organizations?  (Maybe this issue has been discussed 
> elsewhere already, I don't know.)

We are in a startup growth phase and we want to empower contributors and
participants.  In general we should manage by exception and go easy on
process.  I'm impressed by the support in Germany and China and we are
already being challenged with how to handle international accounts -
pretty good progress...


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