[OSGeo-Discuss] How OSGeo helps you?

Rafal Wawer Rafal.Wawer at sadl.kuleuven.be
Tue Mar 9 23:25:53 PST 2010

Hi Tyler,
First of all, OSGeo contributed substancially to international events wihtin CASCADOSS project, providing two of its leading members: Markus Neteler and Mateusz Loskot -  stars on our events (-; and guided very intereseting discussions - so talking with the public (-:

OSGeo provides a very inmportant reference point for our teaching. We always point our students to OSGeo website as the "gate" to FOSS4G. We hope it make them feel thay can make the difference with their contribution to chosen OSS community having OSGeo as a good working example of volounteer contributions to somethin free, open and usefull in daily business.

Best regards:

Dr. Rafal Wawer
R&D Division SADL (Spatial Application Division)
Celestijnenlaan 200e bus 2224
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tel. 0032 16 329731

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Sent: 09 March 2010 18:10
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] How OSGeo helps you?

Hi all,
I'm working on responding to some questions relating to our 501c3 application with US govt and would really like your opinion, stories, examples to make sure I hit the nail on the head.

I'd like to describe two aspects of what OSGeo does and how it helps the public.  In particular relating to education and to charitable activities.  I know how I'd answer, but what about you?

1. In what areas/topics/information do we teach to new users or educate the public in general?  Basically, what is the 'content' of our education endeavours?

2. How does OSGeo provide a charitable benefit to the public?  Don't link it directly back to education, but think about how our features, abilities and products get used to benefit the public.  Take it beyond just having free access to software generally, and share in particular the charitable ways it helps the public (charitable as in helps people, the world, etc. not as in just being free).

Yes, somewhat vague questions, but I really want them to know the details about these not just a cursory mention of our workshops and our no-cost software :)

I only have a day or two to get my answers together, but a longer thread is also welcomed to help share your perspective.

Take care,
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