Participation in OSGeo (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nomination: Martin Landa)

2011-11-17 Thread Seven (aka Arnulf)
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On 17.11.2011 03:54, Daniel Morissette wrote:
 On 11-11-16 09:36 PM, Helena Mitasova wrote:
 I would like to express my support for Martin's nomination.
 [...]
 ...  so he would be great to have on
 the conference and education committees.

 
 Nothing against Martin's nomination, but I wanted to point out the fact
 that it is not a requirement to be a charter member to participate on
 any of OSGeo's committees AFAIK.

Good point. Let's reiterate, just to make sure: Everybody is free to
participate anywhere in OSGeo. This includes committee work, conference
organization, Web site, Marketing, founding Local Chapters, managing
OSGeo presence at events and so on. This is where the real life happens.
And if you are chair of a committee (meaning that you were elected by
peers because of your good work ) you automatically become a vice
president of OSGeo.
http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/board_and_officers.html

OSGeo Charter Members only nominate and elect the board of directors.
This happens once a year. In the rare case that OSGeo needs to change
it's bylaws we also need to go through he Charter Membership. This is
not to belittle the Charter Membership but just to make sure that this
is not a barrier to any activity in OSGeo.

Cheers,
Arnulf

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Re: Participation in OSGeo (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nomination: Martin Landa)

2011-11-17 Thread Frank Warmerdam
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Razy Kased kas...@gmail.com wrote:
 Where can I learn more about each of the committees or other ways to
 participate?

Razy,

There is a list of committees in the second box on the wiki:

  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page

* Board of Directors
* Conference Committee
* Education and Curriculum Committee
* Finance Committee
* Incubation Committee
* Marketing Committee
* Project Steering Committees
* Public Geospatial Data Committee
* System Administration Committee (SAC)
* Website Committee - Current WebCom tasks

Of these I know that the Education, Marketing, Public Geodata,
SAC and Website committees are all looking for volunteers and
in some cases no specific experience is needed.

Of course, the various projects also need help in various ways,
so if you are interested in, or using some of the software then
look into getting involved there.  Join the mailing lists, file bugs,
fix bugs, write docs, write code, answer questions on the list, etc.

Best regards,
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Re: Participation in OSGeo (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nomination: Martin Landa)

2011-11-17 Thread Frank Warmerdam
Razy,

I also meant to emphasize that the local chapters are also always
looking for keen volunteers to give presentations, organize events
and lead/support local initiatives of various sorts.

  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Local_Chapters

Best regards,

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Frank Warmerdam warmer...@pobox.com wrote:
 On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Razy Kased kas...@gmail.com wrote:
 Where can I learn more about each of the committees or other ways to
 participate?

 Razy,

 There is a list of committees in the second box on the wiki:

  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page

    * Board of Directors
    * Conference Committee
    * Education and Curriculum Committee
    * Finance Committee
    * Incubation Committee
    * Marketing Committee
    * Project Steering Committees
    * Public Geospatial Data Committee
    * System Administration Committee (SAC)
    * Website Committee - Current WebCom tasks

 Of these I know that the Education, Marketing, Public Geodata,
 SAC and Website committees are all looking for volunteers and
 in some cases no specific experience is needed.

 Of course, the various projects also need help in various ways,
 so if you are interested in, or using some of the software then
 look into getting involved there.  Join the mailing lists, file bugs,
 fix bugs, write docs, write code, answer questions on the list, etc.

 Best regards,
 --
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 I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmer...@pobox.com
 light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
 and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Software Developer




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RE: Participation in OSGeo (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nomination: Martin Landa)

2011-11-17 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
This page is a little more up to date.  It includes Cascadia, New Mexico, and 
Twin Cities (MN).

http://www.osgeo.org/content/chapters/index.html

David.

From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] 
On Behalf Of Razy Kased
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:29 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: Participation in OSGeo (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member 
nomination: Martin Landa)

Thanks Frank,

I appreciate the response, looking at the list I would be interest in the 
Education Committee, I'll join their mailing list first and get familiar with 
their network.

Also, I was looking at the local chapters, I'm in the United States in New 
York, is their no local chapter here? Just in California (Based on the link)
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Frank Warmerdam 
warmer...@pobox.commailto:warmer...@pobox.com wrote:
Razy,

I also meant to emphasize that the local chapters are also always
looking for keen volunteers to give presentations, organize events
and lead/support local initiatives of various sorts.

 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Local_Chapters

Best regards,

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Frank Warmerdam 
warmer...@pobox.commailto:warmer...@pobox.com wrote:
 On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Razy Kased 
 kas...@gmail.commailto:kas...@gmail.com wrote:
 Where can I learn more about each of the committees or other ways to
 participate?

 Razy,

 There is a list of committees in the second box on the wiki:

  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page

* Board of Directors
* Conference Committee
* Education and Curriculum Committee
* Finance Committee
* Incubation Committee
* Marketing Committee
* Project Steering Committees
* Public Geospatial Data Committee
* System Administration Committee (SAC)
* Website Committee - Current WebCom tasks

 Of these I know that the Education, Marketing, Public Geodata,
 SAC and Website committees are all looking for volunteers and
 in some cases no specific experience is needed.

 Of course, the various projects also need help in various ways,
 so if you are interested in, or using some of the software then
 look into getting involved there.  Join the mailing lists, file bugs,
 fix bugs, write docs, write code, answer questions on the list, etc.

 Best regards,
 --
 ---+--
 I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, 
 warmer...@pobox.commailto:warmer...@pobox.com
 light and sound - activate the windows | 
 http://pobox.com/~warmerdamhttp://pobox.com/%7Ewarmerdam
 and watch the world go round - Rush| Geospatial Software Developer




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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nomination: Martin Landa

2011-11-15 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
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On 14.11.2011 18:35, Anne Ghisla wrote:
 Dear all,
 
 I have the pleasure to nominate Martin Landa [0] for OSGeo charter
 membership.
 
 Martin is a PhD student at Czech Technical University in Prague,
 Faculty of Civil Engineering, study program Geodesy and Cartography,
 and he also teaches open source GIS and programming.
 He's well known for his long time contribution to GRASS GIS and GDAL.
 He participated with success to Google Summer of Code both as student
 and as mentor of GRASS projects. 
 Among important geospatial events in Prague, he organised the first
 GRASS community sprint [1] that was a great success!
 
 I believe Martin's experience and contributions make him a valuable
 candidate for charter membership.
 
 [0] http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/gwiki/Landa
 [1] http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2011
 
 Anne

I second the nomination of Martin. He comes from a vibrant community
which he helped to build up and he will be a valuable charter member of
OSGeo.

Cheers,
Arnulf
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