[OSGeo-Conf] Naming the three regions of FOSS4G rotation
shfeldman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 00:41:59 PST 2017
Brevity is important IMO - North America, Europe & Rest of World makes sense, is clear and brief
I don’t think RoW suggests that are geographically illiterate, far from it
> On 23 Feb 2017, at 21:12, Guido Stein <gstein at appgeo.com> wrote:
> I think labels are useful. I think rest of the world makes it sound like we don't know geography and are Euro-NorthAmerican Centric.
> It would be nice to have a better label than "rest of the world".
> Looking for a comparable, the world bank uses the following regions (http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/annual-report/regions <http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/annual-report/regions>):
> East Asia and Pacific
> Europe and Central Asia
> Latin America and the Caribbean
> Middle East and North Africa
> South Asia
> Perhaps we can use this tact:
> North America
> Africa, Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East (AAPLACME)
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:29 PM Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us <mailto:eadam at co.lincoln.or.us>> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us <mailto:eadam at co.lincoln.or.us>> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > What would we like to name the three regions of FOSS4G rotation?
> Any ideas?
> > Commonly these have been called North America, Rest of World, and
> > Europe. Could there be a better term for Rest of World? Any
> Should we formalize what has been commonly used, North America, Rest
> of World, and Europe?
> > geographers here?
> So I troll the whole list asking if there are any geographers and no
> one responds; well done to ignore the trolling, maybe it got the whole
> message ignored.
> > On the order of the regions, I think that the order should be stated
> > in the same order as the rotation (as I've done above) which still
> > leaves three options.
> > Thoughts and suggestions?
> Partly what prompted me raising this question was the "About FOSS4G"
> section in this news announcement http://www.osgeo.org/node/1752 <http://www.osgeo.org/node/1752> which
> is for a conference in a continent which FOSS4G reportedly doesn't
> visit. "FOSS4G rotates around the world each year, throughout 3
> regions of the Americas, Europe, and Asia/South Pacific."
> In specific documents like the RFP, we could use "North America, Rest
> of World, and Europe" and in generic things like news announcements we
> could say something like "FOSS4G rotates around the world each year,
> having visited five continents so far".
> > Thanks, Eli
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