[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo friendly countries to live in

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 13:42:45 PDT 2009

Yves Jacolin has sliced FOSS4G <http://2009.foss4g.org/> website hits to 
determine the number of FOSS4G attendees per million people, broken down 
by country. From this, you can get a feeling for the most OSGeo tolerant 
populations in the world (distorted around Australia due to the 
conference location).

So what can we learn?

    * Japan and Mongolia are the place be in Asia
    * Chilli is the place to be in Latin America
    * Canada looks preferable to the US. I wonder how much the Canadian
      GeoConnections program is responsible for Canada's strong OSGeo
    * There is a lot of interest across Europe, so FOSS4G 2010 should be
      a crowded event.
    * Africa seems to have learned all they need to know when FOSS4G
      attended Johannesburg last year, and won't be heading to Australia
      in force.

You can view the maps here: 

and in French on Yves blog:

Cameron Shorter
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