[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions

MarĂ­a Arias de Reyna delawen+osgeo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 23:27:36 PDT 2017

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:37 PM, Vicky Vergara <vicky at georepublic.de> wrote:

> Hello all, Gret-Jan
> In my view section of my manifesto I mention OSGeo  is here to serve the
> people of the world.
> People in the world are Geographically distributed, have different
> cultures and using some number about the languages, for example, only in
> Mexico there are around 60+ languages and 6000+ languages around the world.
> So, we are here to serve the people regardless of the Geographical
> diversity, culture diversity, DNA diversity, gender diversity, political
> diversity, religious diversity.
> I don't think that is compulsory to have a representation of every
> continent/country/language/DNA/gender  on every cycle of the Board, but I
> think it would help if from time to time the  diversities are also
> represented.
> I hope the above answers your question. And I also hope that the following
> raises some internal questions:
> I will talk about  what I know:
> Spanish is the second most spoken language on the world (first is
> mandarin) and is the official language of 20 countries, 19 are located in
> Latin America 1 is located in Europe.
> Since OSGeo started there has not being a person  in the Board  from any
> of those countries. [1]

Am I confused or wasn't Jorge Sanz part of the board a few years ago?

Not that I want to break your argument, you are right in everything else,
we (spanish-speaking) are very misrepresented considering how many we are
on the day to day work. And having a Spanish-speaking chapter is like...
English-speaking chapter? Too big. We had to break into smaller
GeoInquietos groups to be able to handle it. It is just too big. And still,
except for local organization purposes, having a global Spanish Chapter is
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