[Board] Letter of Support for FOSS4G Perú 2014

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Oct 7 13:08:30 PDT 2014

Hello Board,

I have been contacted by a member of the OSGeo Perú chapter[1], Juan 
Manuel Delgado Estrada, who would like OSGeo to sign a letter showing 
our support for the first FOSS4G Peru event.  The support letter, as I 
understand it, will help the chapter possibly get funding for the event.

Juan has told me that no funding is required from OSGeo, but the letter 
does list an amount that OSGeo would contribute in-kind (equivalent to 
2,000 USD), through contributions such as me already emailing them or 
also submitting a written introduction to the event.

As I understand it, they need to submit this letter before 10 October, 
so we'll need to move fast either way.

I will send the letter to Board members privately (one letter and one 
intro to the event), and as they are in Spanish maybe it would be 
helpful for Jorge to take a glance at it.

I don't see any issue in signing the letter of support for their FOSS4G 
event, but I just wanted to make sure the Board is aware.

(Juan follows the Board mailing list, and you can see his formal email 
request below)

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Per%C3%BA



On 2014-10-07 1:44 PM, Juan Manuel Delgado Estrada wrote:
> Dear Jeff,
> I am pleased to address you this letter after our last conversation and
> I would like to express the following points:
> The FOSSA4G LIMA 2014 will take place from November 16 to 19 because in
> December there are no available auditoriums and it is more complicated
> for many invited speakers.
> The grand fund entity of the FOSS4G Lima 2014 organization suggests that
> it could be great if the Open Source Geospatial Foundation could be the
> co-organizer of this event in order to make our proposal stronger in the
> contest.
> We would like to ask for a formal letter from the Open Source Geospatial
> Foundation to show their commitment to co-organize this event and for
> that purpose we are sending to you the Spanish format of the letter we
> want you to sign and seal.
> The amount of money for contribution that the letter requests is only a
> symbolic one because it can be in cash or in kind, for instance the
> promotion of your exposition could be the Open Source Geospatial
> Foundation's contribution. That contribution will be on your own
> criteria, the documents in appendix will gives you more information.
> I regret the delay in writing you this letter but for various reasons it
> was impossible send it to you before. If we do not win the grant fund to
> organize events in 2014, we hope it could be possible for 2015.
> Yours sincerely,

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