[Foss4g2008loc] final draft sponsorhip prospectus for comment and approval

Dave McIlhagga dmcilhagga at dmsolutions.ca
Tue Nov 6 10:02:13 EST 2007

could we at a minimum change "GIS" to "Geospatial"? Realistically -  
the majority of these technologies are not being used explicitly in a  
GIS context, and to me using GIS in this way unnecessarily limits the  


On 6-Nov-07, at 9:47 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

>> On 6-Nov-07, at 6:54 AM, Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> "Welcome to FOSS4G2008 in Cape Town - Open Source GIS: an option for
>>> Developing Nations"
>>> I feel the Open Source GIS is not an option for Developing Nations
>>> but for the rest of the world too. Perhaps something like below
>>> would convey a broader meaning
> Folks,
> I think the tagline can be "an option for Developing Nations" without
> implying that it isn't an option for developed nations.  But the local
> committee legitimately wants to stress the value of open source gis
> for developing nations and I'd hate to lose that message.
> Best regards,
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