[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G South America

Bob Basques Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Mon Feb 13 11:34:54 PST 2012

Trying the whole set to PDF . . . . up to sheet 18 . . . 


>>> George Silva <georger.silva at gmail.com> wrote:

Last year there was some buzz that the FOSS4G would be hosted here in
Brazil, but no one (or just a few people) wanted to help organizing the

It would be great to have an event here in Latin America, but for what
I can see OSGeo in Brazil is mostly used as a "advertising" strategy
(for some, at least), so we have little traction. 

Perhaps the folks that hosted other FOSS4G events could share a bit of
the experience that was. All of the work involved, the steps, etc. That
would help a lot of people and even make a few interested. 

Hoping to see a latin america FOSS4G, 


On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:20 PM, slesage <slesage at geo.gob.bo> wrote:

That's true that some members wrote us with that same subject. We are
very interested here in Bolivia, and it would be great to accord on a
way to coordinate and discuss. A mailing list ? A wiki page ? What would
you propose ?


El 2012-02-13 13:20, Arnulf Christl escribió:

Hi Conference Committee,
there are several mails related to having a FOSS4G in South America.
Mabye we can keep an eye on this and support them from OSGeo.


On 02/13/2012 05:24 AM, slesage wrote:

I hope we will succeed in having a close collaboration between
GeoBolivia and the OSGeo community in some way, this is very important
for us. And like you say, we are very enthusiastic in seeing and
contribute to a regional FOSS4G!

El 2012-02-12 22:25, Alex Borrell escribió:

Thanks for your nice reply, Sylvain.

I would certainly like to Bolivia (People say it's beatiful). Anyway,
if there is something I coul do to help,
count on it! Probably we'll see the day of a Latin American FOSS4G.


2012/2/10 slesage <slesage at geo.gob.bo [19]>

Hi Alex,

all the personal need to work in La Paz, Bolivia. But you can
compete and come to discover Bolivia for one year, you'll be welcome

And like you say, there is much to do, but it's very useful to have
a growing users community, with additionally some users switching
from users to developers. Much to do too in translating to Spanish,
hope we will contribute a lot this year.


Discuss mailing list
Discuss at lists.osgeo.org

Discuss mailing list
Discuss at lists.osgeo.org

George R. C. Silva

Desenvolvimento em GIS

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20120213/ec8162b5/attachment-0002.html>

More information about the Discuss mailing list