[OSGeo-Discuss] [Geo4All] World Commons Week.

Charlie Schweik cschweik at pubpol.umass.edu
Sat Oct 6 04:36:20 PDT 2018

Thanks Suchith!

Not sure how you heard about World Commons Week Suchith, but wonderful to
see. I'm the organizer of this global event in my separate role from
GeoForAll with the International Association for the Study of the Commons
(IASC; http://iasc-commons.org). As you say, open source software as a form
of digital commons. I've been trying to connect GeoForAll and OSGeo to this
international community for many people in IASC (academics, practitioners)
are users of geospatial technologies who study or manage forests, water
systems or other natural resource "commons". In 2017, Rafael Moreno and I
gave a presentation on OSGeo and GeoForAll at the IASC international
conference in The Netherlands.

I'd like to draw everyone's attention to what may be a first-time ever done
event: *24 hours of noon-time webinars as the world turns, on October 12.*

*Our very own Cameron Shorter is giving one of the talks, at 12:00 noon,
UTC +11.  *
*See https://www.worldcommonsweek.org/cameron-shorter

Use this link
to figure out what time it will be in your timezone, and there is
information on how to join his webinar on his webpage
<https://www.worldcommonsweek.org/cameron-shorter>. Hope to see some of you
there. I'll be moderating.

If this 24-hours of talks works -- which I'm certain it will -- we might
think about doing something similar with GeoForAll\OSGeo down the road.


Charlie Schweik

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 7:19 AM Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>

> Dear colleagues,
> Greetings to all colleagues on the World Commons Week. During the entire
> week, there will be also a multitude of local events organized in different
> parts of the world, and particularly in Europe, all dedicated to raising
> awareness about the scholarship and practice of the Commons in many
> thematic areas, including water, forests, fisheries and marine settings;
> the global atmosphere; infrastructure, urban and rural areas; technology
> and software; and knowledge sharing and co-production.
> Please see details at
> https://www.iasc-commons.org/world-commons-week-kicks-starts-today-on-october-4-2018-possibilities-to-join/
> It is very good that OGRS Community is also meeting next week  to focus
> the discussion on this topic to promote, discuss and find pathways to put
> Open Science in Action. Details at http://2018.ogrs-community.org
> It is important that we think of protecting global commons for the benefit
> of everyone and our future generations. Service for the benefit and
> betterment of humanity is a key fundamental principle of “Geo for All”
> movement. I would to like to thank all colleagues worldwide who have made
> contributions to open education efforts and being good global citizens by
> helping spread the benefits of education to all.
> I want to join all our colleagues in wishing everyone a very productive
> week of celebrating the commons scholarship and practice.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
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Charlie Schweik

Department of Environmental Conservation & School of Public Policy
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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