[OSGeo-UK] Draft Terms of Reference for the local chapter

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Nov 26 16:06:46 EST 2008

Hi all,

This is good start. I support Jo Cook as the official representative of
the chapter. We can plan to have the AGM at the First Open Source GIS UK
Conference at Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham on
22 June 2009. This will be a good opportunity for arranging a meeting as
many of OSGeo community will be here for the conference including Tyler.
I am happy to make arrangements for meeting room, audio-visual
facilities etc as needed for the AGM.

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
Tel: (0)115 846 8408
url: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cgs/cgs_suchith_anand.html

-----Original Message-----
From: uk-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:uk-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On
Behalf Of Joanne Cook
Sent: 24 November 2008 13:47
To: uk
Cc: Chris Puttick
Subject: [OSGeo-UK] Draft Terms of Reference for the local chapter

Dear All,

After some months of absence on the list, I have put together a draft
terms of reference for official recognition of the OSGeo UK local
chapter. This follows on from some very successful conferences and
training workshops, and of course planning for next years conference in
conjunction with the University of Nottingham.

The attached pdf includes the chapter guidelines from the OSGeo website,
and at the bottom, my first attempt at the terms of reference for the UK

There are a couple of things I would specifically like comment on. The
first is the name of the chapter. There is a likelihood that a Scottish
chapter will be set up, but I would like to retain the name "UK" to
avoid confusion with "English" as a linguistic grouping, and to ensure
that Welsh and Irish colleagues don't feel excluded.

Furthermore, there is a requirement that we name an official
representative of the chapter, who becomes an officer of OSGeo once the
chapter is officially recognised. I have put my name down in the first
instance, but if anyone objects, or particularly feels that this should
be put to the vote, then do say, either on or off-list. I envisage
putting this to the vote every year or so anyway once the chapter is
officially formed.

I'd be grateful for feedback fairly soon about this, so I can make any
changes and make the official request to OSGeo within the next couple of

Thanks again,


Joanne Cook
Senior IT Support and Development
Oxford Archaeology (North)
01524 880212

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