[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, ...
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> 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:
> 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?
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