On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:40:17PM -0500, Howard Butler wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2009, at 4:01 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>> Hi everyone, a recent chat I was asked about our vision for OSGeo over
>> the next 3 and 5 years.  I'd really like to hear thoughts on the  
>> matter
>> and pool a few of the ideas together for further discussions amongst
>> committees, projects, chapters and the board.
>> It's also a good way for the board nominees in the upcoming election  
>> to
>> get a sense of where other members are thinking these days.
> My measurement of success for OSGeo and priorities I hope it shares in  
> the next 3-5 years are the following three items:
> - Continued expansion of the local chapters.  Local chapters make OSGeo 
> real in the sense that mailing lists, websites, and an IRC channel can't.
> - The conference continues uninterrupted for the next five years, and we 
> start to use it our central fundraising piece.
> - Cross-project collaboration, like the journal, osgeo4w, metacrs,  
> benchmarking, system administration, and geodata continues to be  
> fostered by us.  From my biased developer's perspective, these have been 
> OSGeo's biggest accomplishments along with the local chapter development 
> and consolidation of the conference.

I was going to write a post in response to this, but after reading
Howard's, I realize I hardly need to: essentially, his opinions and position
mirror mine 100%.

Best Regards,
Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer
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