[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo in Belgium

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Tue Mar 17 02:47:05 PDT 2015

Dear list,

Following some contacts I had since FOSDEM 2015, I think there is some
opportunity to start with a local chapter in Belgium.
There is already the .nl (dutch speaking chapter)[1] and the .fr (french
speaking chapter)[2], but a local chapter has other benifits (bringing
OSGeo closer to the local people).

We want to organize a physical meeting with the local OSGeo people in
Belgium to see if there is enough critical mass and interest to start
with a local chapter.

I also talked with Pieter Colpaert[3] in cc, active in the open
knowledge foundation in Belgium. As they have already a legal non profit
structure, where also the local chapter of OSM Belgium [4] has a place,
we cooperate with this organisation and become also a working group
under the umbrella of the open knowledge foundation.

So 2 questions to the community:

1. Do you agree with the fact that we investigate how we can join forces
with the open knowledge foundation Belgium to start up the Belgium
chapter of OSGeo

2. Who is interested to Join a physical meeting in Brussels to find out
if there is support for a OSGeo Belgium Chapter?
For this second question, you may mail me directly, so we don't over
post this list.
I'll send out a doodle end of the week to the list, but will also
include everybody showing interest.

thanks in advance for your reaction,

[1] http://osgeo.nl/
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Francophone
[3] http://www.openknowledge.be/
[4] http://osm.be/

Yours sincerely,

ir. Dirk Frigne

Geosparc n.v.
Brugsesteenweg 587
B-9030 Ghent
Tel: +32 9 236 60 18 
GSM: +32 495 508 799


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