[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Belgium: join meeting in Brussels

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Wed Mar 25 02:28:15 PDT 2015

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Van: Rita Vermeersch [mailto:rita.vermeersch at geosparc.com] 
Verzonden: woensdag 25 maart 2015 9:55
Aan: 'mlennert at club.worldonline.be'; 'Johan Van de Wauw'; 'Pieter Colpaert'; 'Ben Abelshausen'; 'Milo van der Linden'; 'Jeff McKenna'; 'Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl'; 'CAPPELLE Ruben'; 'Maelle Vercauteren'; 'Jachym Cepicky'; 'Arnulf Christl'
CC: 'OSGeo Discussions'; 'dirk.frigne at geosparc.com'
Onderwerp: OSGeo Belgium: join meeting in Brussels

Dear all,

Interested in joining a physical meeting in Brussels to find out if there is support for a OSGeo Belgium Chapter? 

If yes, please fill out this doodle: 

Best regards,
On behalf of Dirk Frigne

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Van: Dirk Frigne [mailto:dirk.frigne at geosparc.com] 
Verzonden: dinsdag 17 maart 2015 10:47
Aan: OSGeo Discussions
CC: dirk.frigne at geosparc.com; mlennert at club.worldonline.be; Johan Van de Wauw; Pieter Colpaert; Ben Abelshausen
Onderwerp: OSGeo in Belgium

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

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