[OSGeo-Discuss] Distracting discussions of discussing [was:] What is North America?

Mark Lucas mlucas17 at mac.com
Thu Nov 24 14:40:58 PST 2011


There is no disagreement that it would be good to coordinate and work with other local chapters - that is certainly in our thinking.

To keep it simple and focused, we are not proposing any formal or implied hierarchy between local chapters and the region.  Everyone is free to contribute in the best way they see fit.

I did ping several local chapters, but I realize that wasn't comprehensive.  We broadcast our intentions on the discuss list, the board list, and then set up communications through the northamerica list documenting on the wiki.

I look forward to working with anyone who wants to participate and contribute.


On Nov 24, 2011, at 5:23 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> On 11-11-24 04:50 PM, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
>> But to answer your question.. the aim is to run a conference, first round in the USA.  Other than working alongside other chapters (and obviously inviting them to partner on the event) there is no proposed formal connection between them - except of course being under the OSGeo banner together :)
> I am of the opinion that the NA Chapter should have a closer relationship to the other local chapters in this territory, but I do not have the time to explain and argue those points.
> I write this as an active member of the Quebec local Chapter that falls in this territory and personally I'm disappointed that the local chapters were never ping'd for their opinion or interest in being involved other than some notes sent through this list. I thought of a NA chapter as well before and discussed the idea with several people in the last years but it was a different concept: I am of the opinion that a NA chapter would be stronger with support from all the local chapters in the territory.
> Oh, did I just say that I didn't have time for this? Sorry, I shut up...
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