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

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 02:35:56 PDT 2017


I would encourage the board to allow the European members who are enthusiastic about the formation of a European Chapter to get started without trying to be too prescriptive or to resolve possible issues or question before it arises.

Let’s harness enthusiasm to try new things
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Steven


> On 26 Jul 2017, at 08:36, board-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:03:35 +0000
> From: Maria Antonia Brovelli <maria.brovelli at polimi.it <mailto:maria.brovelli at polimi.it>>
> To: Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch <mailto:massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>>, Dirk Frigne
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> 	European	Chapter
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> Dear Maxi
> Well noted. We'll discuss about that as well. This is a relevant point. Thank you for suggesting solutions.
> Are there other comments by other members?
> Best regards
> Maria
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> From: Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch <mailto:massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>>
> Date: 25/07/2017 14:13 (GMT+01:00)
> To: Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com <mailto:dirk.frigne at geosparc.com>>, OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:discuss at lists.osgeo.org>>, eu at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:eu at lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo Board <board at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:board at lists.osgeo.org>>
> Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a European Chapter
> 
> Dear European charter members and OSGeo board,
> I would like to express my support for an OSGeo continental chapter and provide my point of view, that even if often considered uncomfortable, hope will bring discussion to improve.
> 
> I hope that before starting the chapter:
> 
> * there is a clear and equitable rule for using the OSGeo name in European bids (see h2020 for example) since this may be a competitive advantage.
> It is totally unclear to me how OSGeo-EU would relate to H2020 projects for example:
> - Will it participate as a partner in any calls?
> - How the selection of supported project will be done?
> - How, in case of funding, allocated money will be distributed to members?
> 
> * there is a defined and focused coordination with local chapters
> - synergies are needed to avoid duplication of efforts and adoption of a common action line.
> - ideally I'd like to see a hierarchical structure from international to continental and national level "chapters" but this is a matter for the board..
> 
> Here some proposed actions,
> that in my opinion would demonstrate the open principle of the OSGeo European Chapter  community:
> 
> * run a democratic election of the board representatives within 6 months from the inception
> 
> * include all the OSGeo charter member that express their willing as "full" member (was charter member in OSGeo not sure how "full member" is in OSGeo-EU)
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Maxi
> 
> 

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