[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board-fr] Free GIS Day November 6, 2014 OSGéo - IGEAT (ULB) ­ Brussels (Belgium)

b.j.kobben at utwente.nl b.j.kobben at utwente.nl
Mon Sep 1 15:40:56 PDT 2014

Nasty question from a Dutch (Netherlands) member of OSGEO.nl: Have you
consulted the Flemish OSGEO community about claiming the .be (=Belgium)
suffix for a French/Wallonic speaking event...?

Sorry, but I feel it has to be asked...


Barend Köbben
Senior Lecturer ­ ITC-University of Twente
PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands)

On 01-09-2014 17:16, "Vincent Picavet" <vincent.ml at oslandia.com> wrote:

>Hello all,
>As far as OSGeo-fr is concerned, we have been consulted and are happy to
>that event taking shape. We will support the event as much as we can.
>Le lundi 1 septembre 2014 17:57:58, Maelle Vercauteren a écrit :
>> Dear,
>> I am contacting you about the potential use of the name ³FOSS4G-Be² and
>> about the participation of OSGeo-fr for a future freeGIS day in Belgium
>> (Website and Event):
>> We want to organize a French OSGeo event (the so called FOSS4G-Be) in
>> November 2014, in relation with the GIS courses and masterclass held at
>> Université Libre de Bruxelles, IGEAT research Unit:
>> It will be a one day event. There will be a selection of plenary
>> communication related to free SIG use in public or private environment
>> 2 or 3 practical workshops.
>> This event will cover the following 3 topics:
>> 1) FOSS4G tools/software: Establishment/creation or storage of
>> infrastructure and web sharing of spatial data
>> 2) Data & Services: Presentation on the freely available data and
>> 3) Applications: use of Open GIS (also with guest speakers from the
>> Would you be willing to support us and work together on this project and
>> could we use the name ³FOSS4G-Be²?
>> Could the event be co-organized by the ULB and OSGeo-fr?
>> If so, it would be nice to have an OSGeo-fr stand with a representative
>> the association and of its activities (as well as a plenary
>>presentation if
>> you are interested in).
>> Feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you would like to
>> your suggestions.
>> Thank you in advance for your reply,
>> Kind regards,
>> Maë//e
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