[OSGeo-Discuss] [Was:Making my pitch] Charter Member Map

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sat Nov 6 01:23:51 PDT 2010

On 11/05/2010 04:09 AM, Joanne Cook wrote:
> Charter Membership would mean a lot to me, personally, and would (I think) help me when I am trying to raise the profile of the foundation. Having more female charter members will help address the gender imbalance within the organisation that was identified at FOSS4G in Barcelona. The UK is also currently quite under-represented, so it would be nice to see more Brits on the list as well.
> I hope that helps...
> Jo

That got me pondering, what is the spatial distribution of the current
charter members. For those curious to the answer, and with a little help
from the regulars on IRC....


There's are quite a few ways to slice the data and I've only done some
simple ones. Dividing by area or by population could be quite
interesting. Email me if you'd like a copy of the spatialite database
I've got going.

That said, representation is one good way to look at the candidates (By
Tribe, Project, Gender, Location, Academic/Industry/NGO x Big/Small).
However, I also think it's important to consider the importance of both
work in the local setting and work at the foundation level since Charter
Members are tasked with ensuring the stability of the Foundation and
providing a helping hand to fostering of local chapters.

Disclaimer - I'm also on the list of nominations

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