[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Advocacy

Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Thu May 17 05:45:17 PDT 2007

Henning Lorenz wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Henning
> PS: I suggest "consolidate" instead of "bundle" in 1. under Education
> and long term outreach.

thank you for your reply. I added your suggestion. Next time please feel free to do it yourself, after all it is a Wiki... :-)

Hopefully we will be able to continue developing these pages but it seems like everybody is busy with other stuff. 

If you need anything for your seminar and don't find it on OSGeo feel free to contact me directly. Maybe I can help.

Best regards, 

> 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,

Arnulf Benno Christl
(OSGeo Board Member)
+50.7342N   +7.0707E

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