[Board] Fwd: OSGeo patronage and letter of support for the CASCADOSS Project

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Apr 9 09:07:58 PDT 2008

Does the board agree to provide a support letter? I can prepare a  
letter of support for this initiative, but wondered if someone else  
who is "closer" to them might want to.

Begin forwarded message:
> From: Monika Rusztecka <monika at gridw.pl>
> Date: April 7, 2008 4:45:49 AM PDT (CA)
> To: discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo patronage and letter of support for  
> the CASCADOSS Project
> Reply-To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> Dear OSGeo list,
> As per:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/ 
> Protocol_for_requesting_letter_of_support
> I would like to kindly ask you for OSGeo patronage and letter of  
> support for the CASCADOSS Project (http://www.cascadoss.eu/)  
> developed in the frame of Sixth Framework Programme, PRIORITY  
> Identification of new methods of promoting and  
> encouraging transnational technology transfer.
> Project CASCADOSS is dedicated to research the market of Free and  
> Open Source Software for GIS and Remote Sensing, evaluate FOSS4G  
> solutions for environmental applications and promote their use  
> among various group of users. Most important target groups is  
> public sector - governmental and self-governmental (which is one of  
> the priority target group of the European Comisssion). The very  
> special target group is GMES Program (Global Monitoring for  
> Environmental Security) participants and beneficiaries. In the  
> frame of GMES group there is a strong community of scientists, GIS  
> and RS practitioners and people who could be interested and be able  
> in application of open source solutions.
> Project is conducted by following Partners SADL /K.U.Leuven R&D  
> from Belgium, GISAT from Czech Republic, Compet-Terra from Hungary  
> and UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre from Poland.
> The CASCADOSS consists of 3 main phases: 1st – evaluation process  
> (to be completed in April), 2nd – Dissemination of the evaluation  
> results and discussion on evaluation results during two  
> international events: 1 day Symposium (16th of June) and 3 day  
> Workshop (17th-19th June), to be held in Warsaw in Poland, 3rd –  
> National Workshops in Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary  
> and in Poland (Feb. 2009). Additionally we are also working on  
> licensing issues, business models for SME activities with FOSS4G  
> solutions.
> The most forthcoming activities are International Symposium and the  
> Workshop. We would like to have OSGeo support and patronage for  
> those two upcoming events as an “umbrella” with permission of use  
> OSGeo label in promo activities, including publication at the  
> official CASCADOSS website.
> OSGeo could announce CASCADOSS project and the patronage on the  
> website, publish news about the events and include them in the  
> OSGeo calendar.
> Since the whole Project is financed by EC we are not asked for funds.
> To sum-up: OSGeo and CASCADOSS team are both aiming to promote  
> FOSS4G solutions and its application in environmental projects/ 
> activities. There is strong interest in OS solutions - therefore it  
> would be good to have OSGeo - a core "actor" in FOSS4G Community,  
> and your "blessing" for the project and its activities.
> We think that CASCADOSS project goal to spread knowledge about  
> FOSS4G solutions and applications without your "umbrella" would be  
> missing something.
> On behalf of CASCADOSS Team
> Monika Rusztecka
> UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre
> 8 Sobieszynska Str.,
> 00-764 Warsaw POLAND
> http://www.gridw.pl
> http://ww.cascadoss.eu
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Tyler Mitchell
Executive Director
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
tmitchell at osgeo.org
P: +1-250-277-1621
M: +1-250-303-1831

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