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

Maria Antonia Brovelli maria.brovelli at polimi.it
Wed Jul 26 06:44:41 PDT 2017


Thanks Steven for your input. Please, can you help also in answering the items pointed out by Maxi?
One of the reasons of creating the Eu Chaper is also to apply for Eu calls and therefore the questions seem to me of interest. Maxi is also an enthusiastic chapter member and also his opinion deserves attention.
Thanks a lot for helping the Board in considering all the facets and the different points of view.
Best regards
Maria



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From: Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com>
Date: 26/07/2017 11:36 (GMT+01:00)
To: OSGeo Board <board at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: Re: [Board] Fwd: Official expression of interest forming a European Chapter

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


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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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