[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo friendly countries to live in
chris.puttick at thehumanjourney.net
Sun Aug 16 23:49:09 PDT 2009
A tad unfair on Capetown I think - much of SA money is in GP, the province with Jo-burg and Pretoria in it and all the big companies; Cape Town and its residents took a lead in ending apartheid; the university appointed Dr Ramphele (a key player in the anti-apartheid struggle) as a Deputy VC in 1991.
What Cape Town does have is a great spread of industries as it has an incredible tourist industry (mix of beauty, surf and Robben Island), strong mining sector and an entrepreneurial culture. Like many places of beauty (and a temperate climate), people with money have tended to move there, and the World Cup (and probably FOSS4G!) boosted interest in property, leading to a booming real estate business.
Now, if you want more Africa, South Africa is not a good destination; Botswana or Ghana are probably more middle of the road in terms of demographics. But it's a very big continent with huge variance. Not sure any country or city is more Africa than another.
----- "Ravi" <ravivundavalli at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Nice research.. It was last at Capetown.. Wish it was at Joh--berg, as
> mentioned, heard that .. that is more Africa than this Europe
> hammered into Africa (Cape Town.. a Rich Rich stinking rich guys
> --- On Mon, 17/8/09, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> > From: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo friendly countries to live in
> > To: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> > Date: Monday, 17 August, 2009, 2:12 AM
> > 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
> > industry.
> > * 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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