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

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Thu Mar 4 21:30:25 PST 2010

Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
> 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.
> Best
> Venka
> 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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