[Board] Re: Request for formal incorporation of OSGeo-Africa

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Thu Mar 4 21:27:37 PST 2010

I am forwarding this e-mail to Gerald Fenoy
OSGeo Charter Member in France, who is working of
setting up a OSGeo Local Chapter in Senegal. I am
told that the Senegal Chapter will be
up and running soon and a launch event is
planned in April 2010.

to me OSGeo-Africa Chapter would be a gathering
of local chapters that will be established based
on regional, linguistic and other needs.



Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>> Dear board, Tim is making a request to become 'official' as a local
>> Africa chapter.  Their wiki page is:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Africa
>> And this will help them during their forming of a local chapter
>> supported event.  Can we vote on this at tomorrow's meeting?
> Tim, Gavin and others,
> My primary concern with the OSGeo Africa chapter is it's area
> of responsibility.  It seems to me that having it be a branch of
> GISSA implies that it is really a South African OSGeo chapter.
> Can you update the chapter page to discuss the territorial ambit
> of the chapter, and how you can ensure broad participation from
> across the region?
> Best regards,

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