[Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a European Chapter

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 03:54:52 PDT 2017


All local chapters have the same relationship with OSGeo.

A key reason to found a local chapter is to interact and advocate for open
source on a regional city, state or national or union level - something the
global osgeo organization is not in the best position to do.

I do not think it is useful (or any of our business) to ask about members
being automatically in a group. We are a volunteer organization and members
volunteer where their hearts lie.

For example there is a British Columbia local chapter - if we form a
Canadian chapter in Boston I may choose to volunteer there also.

On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM Maria Antonia Brovelli <
maria.brovelli at polimi.it> wrote:

> Thank you, Dirk. In order to prepare for the Board discussion, in my
> opinion it is good to know what the European Local chapters think about
> that and how they want   the relationships between their local Chapter and
> the European one to be.
>
> Just a simple example: is a member of a local chapter also a charter
> member of Eu Chapter? Or we will have a complex structure where local
> chapter members can be not Eu charter members but charter members of OSGeo
> as a whole?
>
> In my opinion we have to discuss those details, in order not to create
> confusion for the future. I imagine that sooner or later also America and
> Asia will do the same. We have to define guidelines enough flexible but
> also enough clear for everybody.
>
> In this discussion the people of the local chapters can help. Thanks if
> they want to contribute.
>
> Happy Sunday!
>
> Maria
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> Pay attention to this Special Issue and see if it is of interest by you:
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> *Da:* Board <board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> per conto di Suchith Anand <
> Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>
> *Inviato:* domenica 23 luglio 2017 08:47
> *A:* yjacolin; dirk.frigne at geosparc.com; board at lists.osgeo.org
> *Oggetto:* Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a
> European Chapter
>
> Thank you Dirk and all who are working on this excellent initiative. OSGeo
> Europe chapter will be great help for GeoForAll's aims to expand INSPIRE
> training programs,  European curriculum development activities and capacity
> building for administrations moving to open source geo.
>
> I really hope this initiative get strong support and help from OSGeo Board
> and start working soon.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
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> ________________________________________
> From: Board <board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of yjacolin <
> yjacolin at free.fr>
> Sent: 22 July 2017 11:10 AM
> To: dirk.frigne at geosparc.com; board at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a
> European        Chapter
>
> I was not at the bof unfortunately but following the discussion between
> osgeo-fr, osgeo-be and osfeo-nl last day I am in favour of such local
> chapter to improve collaboration between local chapter.
>
> So this is my +1.
>
> Y.
>
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> Envoyé depuis mon smartphone Samsung Galaxy.
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> -------- Message d'origine --------
> De : Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com>
> Date : 21/07/2017 16:43 (GMT+01:00)
> À : board at lists.osgeo.org
> Objet : [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a European
> Chapter
>
> Following the BOF of 19 July 2017, we decided to resend our officially
> express of interest to form a European Local Chapter.
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Official expression of interest forming a European Chapter
> Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:33:24 +0200
> From: Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com>
> Reply-To: dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
> Organization: Geosparc
> To: board at lists.osgeo.org <board at lists.osgeo.org>
>
> Dear OSGeo Board,
>
> Reason for my mail is to officially express our interest to form a
> European local chapter of OSGeo.
>
> 1. self-organise
>
> Since the conference in Bremen in 2013, thoughts and ideas where
> exchanged to organise OSGeo more on a European basis. The Industry group
> was started, a platform of people supporting the idea arose, but there
> was no real initiative for action.
>
> This year we (OSGeoEU in formation[1) have the ambition to organise a
> legal entity OSGEO-EU to create a stronger software group in Europe to
> defend the rights of open source from the perspective of the
> Geo-ecosystem. We want to announce this chapter on the FOSS4G 2016
> conference [2].
>
> In preparation for this official expression of interest, a couple of
> meetings have already taken place. A physical BOF @FOSS4G 2014 in
> Bremen, several mails and discussions, a BOF @FOSS4G 2015 in Como and
> physical meetings (last one at the GWF 2016 conference).
> An extract of the meeting report of this last meeting, written by Till
> Adams and send to all the local chapter representatives of Europe:
>
> "Marc Vloemans, Gert-Jan van der Wejden (both from local dutch chapter),
> Dirk Frigne (from local chapter Belgium and OSGeo board member) and
> me-myself-and-I, Till Adams (from german speaking local chapter FOSSGIS
> e.V.) met end of May after Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam. We
> discussed about the potential and the need to have an European local
> OSGeo chapter, which is not "above" the local chapters and which does
> not overtake tasks, that are already well covered by OSGeo.org, but that
> overtakes different, special European-related tasks and challenges, that
> aren't already covered by local chapters or by OSGeo.org itself. "
>
>
> In the past there where already some OSGeo EU activities, organised as
> European FOSS4G conferences, and further specific activities are planned
> (f.i. the Topic talk at the FOSS4G 2016 conference: "become INSPIRE'd by
> OSGeo" about the opportunities the INSPIRE directive can bring to OSGeo
> members and the organisation of community effort around specific EU needs.)
>
> Please find our ideas and plans in the OSGeo WIKI [1].
>
>
> 2. mission objectives
>
> After discussion amongst the active local chapter members we come to the
> following list of mission objectives:
>
>     * Community-building and networking around specific European themes
>
>     * support the European OSGeo members using FOSS4G software, help
> them to organise and bring into contact with governmental agencies and
> research institutes. Help them with European funded projects.
>
>     * encourage interoperability in European projects
>
>     * support European open standards and European directives such as
> INSPIRE
>
>     * provide support for the use of OSGeo software in education via
> European curriculum development, outreach, and capacity building
>
>     * to encourage communication between the different European local
> chapters
>
>     * to encourage different communities to work together where relevant
>
>     * Organisation of events
>
>     * Networking with other typically European organisations and groups
> (notably OSM, JRC, European projects, FIWARE, EUROGI, SMESpire, ... )
>
> 4. List of initial members:
>
> The European OSGeo Chapter has the support of the following initial
> founding members (alphabetic - first name):
>
>     Dirk Frigne - Vice president
>     Vasile Crăciunescu - board member
>     Jáchym Čepický - Secretary of OSGeo
>     Stephan Meißl - charter member
>     Till Adams - charter member
>     Marc Vloemans - Charter member
>     Markus Neteler - Charter member
>     Jorge Gustavo Rocha - Charter member
>
> 5. May I kindly ask the OSGeo Board to consider passing a motion forming
> the European chapter, and designating Dirk Frigne as the liason officer.
>
>
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Europe
> [2] http://2016.foss4g.org
>
> --
> Yours sincerely,
>
>
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