[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Advocacy

Henning Lorenz henning.lorenz at geo.uu.se
Mon May 14 01:34:47 PDT 2007

Hi Arnulf!

What a great resource! This is exactly what is needed to allow everyone
who is interested in OSGeo to promote its case. I'm grateful for the
collection of definitions and concepts because I was asked to give a
seminar on FOSS software during a local conference here in Uppsala. Why
I, a simple FOSS user was asked? Well, that's related to the "Use cases
for FOSS-GIS in universities" thread - there are simply no other people
around who use FOSS software in GIS.



PS: I suggest "consolidate" instead of "bundle" in 1. under Education
and long term outreach.

Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have started a new page in a tentative try at defining Advocacy for OSGeo.
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Advocacy
> Please feel free to add, remove, discuss at will.
> I imagine something like: http://www.freebsd.org/advocacy/ with links and
> general information, gallery, etc. As we do not want to start yet another
> workgroup we do this in the Visibility and Promotion Committee (who the
> f*** gave it this name?) in short VisCom.
> We (VisCom) will try to pick up a few threads that have been started in
> the past and looked promising but then have been abandoned due to pending
> "real" work. I would be very interested in getting a little unreal again
> and actively position OSGeo mission and brand in the market. We have
> already done a good job by just being there but this could be done more
> actively.
> * http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/WebCom_OSGeo_Site_Focus
> * http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Open_Source_Training_Providers
> etc. many more
> Be prepared to do things if you suggest them (this is a try a preventing
> more great ideas spring into life and then wither away because "OSGeo" did
> not pick them up).
> If you are interested please consider joining the VisCom mailing list:
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/viscom-dev
> Best regards,

Henning Lorenz
Uppsala University
Department of Earth Sciences
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