[OSGeo-Discuss] Training and certification

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Jun 9 23:44:39 PDT 2011

On 2011-06-09, at 11:07 PM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
>> Anyone else thinking about this or want to weigh-in on what their thoughts were?
> If this competes with the activities the professionals and enterprises are currently
> offering, -1. We want OSGeo to support our work, not to compete with it. This would
> have a number of negative consequences, IMHO.

It could actually turn out to encourage or provide work to others currently offering training.  The goal could be to develop an OSGeo-specialised curriculum, have certified trainers provide certified training to paying customers - in exchange trainers show they are qualified and students can say they are no only "QGIS" or "Faunalia" trained.. but "OSGeo trained" - something that no one can really do right now anyway :)

Does that help?  Think of the bigger program and not so much on a particular course that might be taught currently.

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