[Local-chapters] Re: [Marketing] Asia Geospatial Forum 2012

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Wed May 2 06:38:45 EDT 2012

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I second the proposal and agree that Cameron can approve this request
without passing it through the board. We have built up an informal but
nonetheless very good contact with Geospatial Media over the past years.

OSGeo already appeared as Strategic Insititutional Partner [1] at the
Geospatial World Forum last week in Amsterdam, organized by Geospatial
Media. I approved appearing as strategic partner for that event
without passing it through the a board because it did not put any
obligations on us.

Being a strategic partner also opens up options, for example to
organize an event or block of presentations around Open Source
geospatial and promote OSGeo. But this will *not* be organized by
"OSGeo Global". Instead the nearest Local Chapter has to become
active. This is important. If you do not become active nothing will

In Amsterdam last week the OSGeo.nl Local Chapter [2] did this with
great success. There we actually managed to organize the whole Open
Source track, which makes sure that there are no half baked
presentations and improves the quality.

Just van den Broecke invited ten speakers for the Open Source seminar
which took place in a full room on Wednesday [3]. Willy Bakker
organized an OSGeo booth in the exhibition area where we distributed
Live DVDs and flyers (some of which do need an update, just as a side

I also had a stint (self paid) at the last at Asia Geospatial Forum in
2011 where I gave an introduction to OSGeo [4]. After this event I was
invited (including travel reimbursement) to Seoul for a great Local
Chapter FOSS4G event there.

Things really only happen when the locals make them happen.

Best regards,

[1] http://www.geospatialworldforum.org/
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Nederlands
[3] http://www.geospatialworldforum.org/2012/open.htm
[4] http://arnulf.us/Asia_Geospatial_Forum

On 01.05.2012 22:05, Alex Mandel wrote:
> If it doesn't cost us or obligate us to anything than I don't see
> the problem. If there was some obligation involved I think the
> board would have to vote on it.
> Thanks, Alex
> On 05/01/2012 04:34 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> OSGeo board, Is anyone aware of any guidelines regarding use of
>> the OSGeo logo? In particular, in relation to the request below
>> to include OSGeo as a strategic partner at the Asia Geospatial
>> Forum? I'd guess that that the Marketing Committee Chair (myself)
>> should probably be delegated to provide such approval. If there
>> are no suggestions or objections, I will provide such approval
>> within 48 hours.
>> On 1/05/2012 12:38 PM, Sarah Hisham wrote:
>>> Dear Prof. Venkatesh and Sanghee,
>>> I would be pleased to have both of you to speak at the Open
>>> Source session, provided the presentations are on different
>>> application. If this is ok, I will need your full details:
>>> 1. Name, designation, organization 2. Contact details 3.
>>> Hi-reso photograph
>>> Cameron, I need written permission to display OSGeo logo as
>>> Strategic Partner for Open Source session in Asia Geospatial
>>> Forum.
>>> Thank you and Happy Labour Day to everyone.
>>> Rgds, Sarah
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Venkatesh Raghavan
>>> [mailto:raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp] Sent: Tuesday, 1 May,
>>> 2012 9:01 AM To: Cameron Shorter Cc: Shin, Sanghee; Sarah
>>> Hisham; 'OSGeo Marketing'; "Bui Hong Son bhs"@hcm.ciren.gov.vn 
>>> Subject: Re: [Marketing] Asia Geospatial Forum 2012
>>> Hi Cameron and all,
>>> I am also likely to attend AGF2012 in Hanoi. Could present
>>> something related to OSGeo technologies at the Open Source
>>> seminar being planned there.
>>> Look forward to seeing Sanghee and other OSGeo related folks
>>> there.
>>> Best
>>> Venka
>>> On 2012/05/01 5:38, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> Sanghee, These are an excellent set of slides, and I think
>>>> that OSGeo would be well represented to see you present using
>>>> these slides as a basis.
>>>> Sarah, Can you please confirm that Sanghee may present at
>>>> your forum. Then coordinate with Sanghee around the details.
>>>> On 1/05/2012 2:10 AM, Shin, Sanghee wrote:
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