[Local-chapters] Re: CEE FOSS4G projects

Vasile Craciunescu vasile at geo-spatial.org
Fri May 11 04:38:37 EDT 2012

As a number of private replies question me about the CEE definition, I'd 
like to bring some clarifications. Geographically speaking, yes, Germany 
and Austria are definitively in Central Europe. Though, I did prefer to 
go with this definition [1] for a couple of reasons:

1. The level of FOSS4G penetration is more or less the same in the 
selected countries. A country like Germany will totally unbalance the 

2. There is already a quite successful FOSS4G event for the German 
speaking people (FOSSGIS).

Hope this clarifies a bit my position.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_and_Eastern_Europe

On 5/10/12 9:44 PM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
> Dear all,
> For the FOSS4G-CEE conference I'm preparing a talk entitled "State of
> FOSS4G in Central & Eastern Europe". By "Central & Eastern Europe" I
> mean the following countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland,
> Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia,
> Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Hungary, Bulgaria,
> Romania, Ukraine and Rep. of Moldova.
> I'm interested in three FOSS4G aspects:
> 1. Software projects started in this region (or with an very important
> contribution from developers in this region);
> 2. National or regional projects implemented using FOSS4G software;
> 3. Open geospatial data initiatives.
> I'd like to think that I know the most important projects of this kind.
> I also did a little bit of research over the Internet. Anyway, any
> information of this topics is greatly appreciated.
> I hope to see as many as you possible in ten days from now in Prague!
> Best,
> Vasile

Vasile Crăciunescu
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