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

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Thu Nov 24 23:41:23 PST 2011

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On 24.11.2011 23:40, Mark Lucas wrote:
> Daniel,
> 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.

Just to make sure that everybody with interest knows where this is going
on. Please feel free to join the discussion at:
http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/northamerica (currently 42 members)

The corresponding Wiki page can be found at:

And remember, it's a Wiki: You can hack it.

If you are more generally interested in how to coordinate different
Local Chapters this might be the right place to lurk and then speak up:
http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/local-chapters (currently 46


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