[OSGeo-Discuss] new UN committee - call for members

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Tue Nov 3 06:51:02 PST 2015

Hi Jody,

This is a new and important initative.

So, let us wait till we finish a couple of online/offline
meetings before we decide on the rules and
first order business.

I am sure, with the excellent members that have
signed up, we will arrive at a good decision if
we allow everyone a bit of time.



On 2015/11/03 15:05, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Thanks for getting that set up Jeff.
> To reiterate how we get things done, we are setting up committees for long
> standing activities (such as interacting with the the UN). Committees will
> do their thing and send a status update to the board (and discussion
> list?). We ask that committees have a contact point on the wiki
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Contacts> - can this UN committee sort that out
> as a first order business?
> We will also spin up short term working groups
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors#Working_Groups> to perform a
> specific activity and then finish (such as with this years sponsorship
> drive).
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 2 November 2015 at 14:32, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Ela, Jeroen, Venka, everyone,
>> Thanks for signing up on the wiki.  We now have a new mailing list for our
>> discussions: subscribe at https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/un
>> I think we should aim to have our first (IRC) meeting by the end of this
>> month, to start planning this collaboration.
>> -jeff
>> On 2015-10-30 4:58 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> At the last OSGeo board meeting we agreed to form a new committee,
>>> focused on the UN/United Nations.  I have drafted an initial wiki page
>>> for the committee, that gives some background.  Please, if you are
>>> interested in helping promote Open Source geospatial at the UN with its
>>> members states, definitely add your name to the wiki page.  We will
>>> likely organize the first committee meeting sometime in November.  Thanks!
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/UnitedNations_Committee
>>> -jeff
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