[OSGeo-Edu] Funding opportunity/proposal

Scott Mitchell smitch at mac.com
Tue Mar 13 08:58:33 EDT 2007

On 12 Mar 2007, at 20:56, Tyler Mitchell wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> Franck Martin is writing a proposal that could turn into an  
> opportunity to get (indirectly) a small bit of funding for a FOSS  
> GIS/RS book.
> The results will be available through creative commons attribution  
> license, so there will be a way we could copy/reuse in the future  
> toward any OSGeo volume.  The final work will also be printed in  
> book form (as well as online), which is also a real encouragement  
> for future contributors and updates.  I would like to see Franck be  
> able to say that he has OSGeo support to put in the proposal and  
> having support from this committee would ensure that he can say this.
> Personally, I strongly support this idea.  I see any funding as a  
> critical step to getting the curriculum started and bringing FOSS  
> GIS/RS to a larger audience.
> Could others on this list and others on this committee give a  
> thumbs up (or +1) to the general idea so he could put OSGeo's name  
> as a partner in the proposal?

Sounds good to me!  Thumbs up, +1, however you're counting.


Scott Mitchell
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Geomatics and  
Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 5B6

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