[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Annual General Meeting

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Tue Jul 17 09:48:22 PDT 2007

Three big, on-going concerns of mine:

- How to better do "outreach", specifically to companies (GIS or
non-GIS) that either currently don't know much about Open Source or,
worse, think that Open Source is buggy, amatuer-ware, or otherwise
incompatable with their commercial/profit motives.

- Standards work -- influence, development, compliance accredidation,
etc.  With particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on OGC.  [I'm glad to
see this topic come back, good to have other people  interested in the

- Funding-- I have learned a lot and now a very different mental model
of OSGeo today than I had 12-18 months ago.  Nonetheless, some funding
is required to better support our activities.  How can we best do this?
Possibilities include: small number of big corporate donations, large
number of small member donations, non-profit style grant monies, ...



> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Tyler 
> Mitchell (OSGeo)
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 8:33 AM
> To: OSGeo Discussions
> Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Annual General Meeting
> Hi everyone,
> Every year we have our annual conference.  Last year we had one half  
> day set aside for an OSGeo general meeting a day before the  
> conference began.  It worked out very well - especially to start  
> putting faces to names.
> This year we have the opportunity to do the same.  I have a room  
> booked at the conference centre after the workshops on the first  
> day.  There is currently no fixed agenda, but I started to 
> put down a  
> few ideas on the wiki:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/AGM_2007
> If you are interested in helping organise the event or contribute  
> ideas, please feel free to help on the wiki or let's discuss it on  
> this list.
> What would you, as a member of OSGeo, like to have on the agenda?
> Sincerely,
> Tyler
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