[OSGeo-Discuss] Power of Open Principles

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun Nov 8 04:44:51 PST 2015

Please share Open Principles in GeoEducation ideas and philosophy at all Geo events (Geography Awareness Week, OSM Geo week , GIS day etc ) .

May i request all who are taking part in various Geo events (Geography Awareness Week, OSM Geo Week, GIS day etc ) to also make use of the opportunity to promote Open Principles in GeoEducation sharing information on Geo4All and welcoming those interested to be part of this. Also please to give away OSGeo Live DVDs , promotional materials etc at these events.

Please also support OSM Geoweek activities and contribute. Details of Geo4All activities planned at  http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/ica-osgeo-labs/2015-November/002372.html

Open principles in geoeducation (open educational resources, free and open software, open data, open standards etc) are key for  true empowerment of staff and students globally and making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all . We look forward to working and building collaborations with all interested in this education mission. Access to quality education and opportunities is key for getting rid of extreme poverty and enabling broadly shared prosperity for all.

Millions of globally connected minds working together on the common mission of enabling Open Education opportunities for everyone will be key for making these developments possible. An idea whose time has come is the most powerful force in the universe, and the time for "Access to quality education opportunities for everyone" has arrived.

Best wishes,

Suchith Anand

PS: Sergio Acosta y Lara shared this excellent video on the Power of Openness  which might be of wider interest

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