Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Advocacy

2007-05-17 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
and don't find it on OSGeo feel free to contact me directly. Maybe I can help. Best regards, Arnulf. Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) wrote: Hi All, I have started a new page in a tentative try at defining Advocacy for OSGeo. http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Advocacy Please feel free to add, remove

Marketing (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Supporting new projects)

2007-10-05 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Hi, good thread. On Wed, October 3, 2007 03:50, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bruce IMO: I'd caution against watering down the OSGeo 'brand' as a source of 'quality' products, particularly if we want the products accepted as a viable alternative within larger organisations. Ack! While it is

[OSGeo-Discuss] How to become an OSGeo member

2008-10-01 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
All, Markus was so kind as to update our membership pages so that finally we should all be able to understand how to become a member. This is an announcement to please check back and let us know whether this is actually true. From http://www.osgeo.org/content/faq/getting_started.html = Getting

[OSGeo-Discuss] Beta-test the GEospatial Applications Registry (GEAR)

2008-10-01 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
FYI. Maybe they will appreciate some humble Open Source contributions. == In support of the Geospatial Line of Business, an FGDC-coordinated activity to streamline geospatial activities across the US federal government, a GEospatial Applications

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-09 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
On Tue, October 7, 2008 22:55, Gavin Fleming wrote: Frank wrote: As an alternative to a stand-alone event, it can also be helpful to work with an existing GIS conference organizer to provide an open source track or something similar. We've just been approached by www.eis-africa.org who are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-09 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
On Tue, October 7, 2008 21:16, Frank Warmerdam wrote: Landon Blake wrote: When I think about the possibility of setting up a local or regional conference I get a little scared about the unknowns. How do you go about locating conference space? Do you approach local hotels and motels about

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] California Chapter Held First Annual Meeting

2009-02-26 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Landon, cool to see lots of activity in your local chapter. I think the idea of awarding good geo data stewardship is very good and hopefully some other local chapters are interested in picking up this idea. The list of chapter members who are willing to serve as outreach speakers could also be

[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Park at Intergeo 2009

2009-06-23 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Folks, we would like to invite you to the Open Source Park at the upcoming Intergeo 2009 Trade Fair and conference in Germany. As in the past years OSGeo is organizing a shared presentation including a community section for Open Source Geospatial software projects, a speaker corner and

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Open Source Park at Intergeo 2009

2009-06-23 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Sorry, forgot to add the contact at Hinte-Messe. Please contact Daniel Katzer as per Cc: above and include me to make sure. Best regards, Arnulf Folks, we would like to invite you to the Open Source Park at the upcoming Intergeo 2009 Trade Fair and conference in Germany. As in the past years

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Some cialis spam in the wiki...

2009-07-03 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Christl OSGeo President http://www.osgeo.org ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Some cialis spam in the wiki...

2009-07-03 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
for the Comunity, if you give me the power... mhuahahaahahahaha And Arnulf, I'm not really interested about your bodily dimensions, for sure mate, ni de coña ;-D Bests, Done, thanks for helping out! http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Special:Log/rights -- Arnulf Christl OSGeo President http

[OSGeo-Discuss] OGC Technical Committee Meeting protocol available Online

2009-07-15 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
regarding OGC feel free to ask and discuss on the OSGeo Standards mailing list. Best regards, Arnulf [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_News -- Arnulf Christl OSGeo President http://www.osgeo.org ___ Discuss mailing list

[OSGeo-Discuss] OGC Technical Committee Meeting protocol available Online

2009-07-15 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
regarding OGC feel free to ask and discuss on the OSGeo Standards mailing list. Best regards, Arnulf [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_News -- Arnulf Christl OSGeo President http://www.osgeo.org ___ Discuss mailing list

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Any plan for improving Service Providers?

2009-08-07 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
of the main web site or rather their English names? My preference tend to the first. Too many ideas, no one to do it. Sure. Thats why the SPD still looks as it does... :-) Best regards, Arnulf. [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Barnstars -- Arnulf Christl OSGeo President http://www.osgeo.org

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Examples of Opposition to Open Source/Open File Formats in the United States

2009-08-21 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
immediately. ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss -- Arnulf Christl OSGeo President http://www.osgeo.org

[OSGeo-Discuss] Project representation at Intergeo

2009-08-31 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Folks, we have yet again invested lots to make the Open Source Park possible at Intergeo [1] and it is starting to look really good. This year we managed to get sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)[2]. The date of the Intergeo is nearing quickly but several

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-09-28 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss -- Arnulf Christl OSGeo President http://www.osgeo.org ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

[OSGeo-Discuss] Pictures from Intergeo

2009-09-30 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Hey, Intergeo was a great success. There are a few shots available through the osgeohackingevent2009 account (thanks again to Anne Ghisla): http://www.flickr.com/photos/osgeohackingevent2009/sets/72157622486321366/ Regards, -- Arnulf Christl Exploring Space, Time and Mind http://arnulf.us/

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Board] 2009 Board Election Results

2009-09-30 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Folks, first off a big thanks to our late directors, thanks for all the good work! Thanks Paul for running the elections. I will use Paul's words when I say it was a very large field of really excellent candidates, it's a shame the board isn't bigger! I hope that you will bring in your excellence

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-10-01 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
On Wed, September 30, 2009 18:49, Maxim Dubinin wrote: Hi Local OSGeo chapters are great, but how about existing non-OSGeo groups? Does OSGeo have a strategy to build communication with them? Maxim Maxim, yes, OSGeo's intent it to embrace and support existing organizations with the same

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Question about FOSS4G Business Models

2009-11-24 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Hi all, A friend of mine at a medium-sized IT company in Japan needs to convince his company management and finances to invest in FOSS4G technologies over the next 5 years. The company presently does a small part of its business using FOSS4G tools but is wondering if it should take a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: open access resources/Natural Earth Data Cartography 2.0

2009-12-03 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Martin Bunch wrote: FYI Great resource, thanks for the link. One slightly off topic comment on the term non-commercial further down...: Martin J. Bunch, PhD Associate Professor Faculty of Environmental Studies York University Tel: 416-736-2100 x:22630 Fax: 416-736-5679

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] U.S. Department of Interior soliciting Ideas on improving business practices

2010-03-10 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Hi Folks, The U.S Department of Interior has a website up soliciting ideas for improvement. Each idea gives registered users options to comment and vote on suggestions. There is a suggestion posted for the use of open source software, and I have just posted a suggestion for regular

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source vs Closed source

2010-04-15 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Bob Basques wrote: All, We've got a discussion going on in the office about the subject line. I was wondering if folks here had any pointers to online information, both from a superficial view (low detail level, IE Manager speak) as well as

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: OSGeo Board Election 2010 Results

2010-08-27 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Paul, thanks again for organizing the board elections. It is great that we could get this done in time prior to FOSS4G so that the new board can meet there in real life. This promises to become a very productive meeting. Howard, Ari, thanks to both

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geopaparazzi released

2010-09-27 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Andrea, All, this is an excellent example of how the OSGeo trademark is being protected by the community. At the same time constructive discussion on the trademark policy is helpful to evolve how we deal with these questions. It is good to see growing

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2010 Charter Member Selection

2010-11-12 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Markus Neteler wrote: On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Paul Ramsey pram...@cleverelephant.ca wrote: OSGeo members, The 2010 process is complete, and the new charter members are, in alphabetical order: • Alex Mandel • Andreas

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] charter member nomination: Tim Sutton

2011-11-09 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 09.11.2011 13:13, Duarte Carreira wrote: I would like to nominate Tim Sutton. I?m probably not the best person to introduce Tim, but here goes. I know Tim mostly as Developer, Project Steering Committee member and project

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination of Nicolas Bozon

2011-11-10 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 10.11.2011 01:01, Markus Neteler wrote: I would like to nominate Nicolas Bozon: Nicolas Bozon is specialized in design of GUIs for FOSS4G based applications, he has contributed to various FOSS4G projects and used OSGeo tools for scientific

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSSGIS Konferenz 2012 in Germany

2011-11-10 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
All, FOSSGIS e.V. [0], the German language Local Chapter of OSGeo is proud to announce the Call for Papers [1] for this year's edition of the FOSSGIS Konferenz. (basically FOSS4G in German - yes we have a legacy name, but - well, we are Germans...). This local edition of FOSS4G every year

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

2011-11-15 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 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

[OSGeo-Discuss] Future perspectives for OSGeo

2012-05-02 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Folks, the OSGeo board of directors has been working hard on finding ways forward in those areas where we do not perform well. These are especially on the business side of things. Our annual revenue has come down considerably in the last years and we seem to lack high level contacts to global

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Governance

2012-05-26 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Dear Members of OSGeo, we have an important issue on governance coming up again and again. It suggests that OSGeo Board decisions should be complemented by votes from the Charter Members when important and strategic decisions have to be taken. Something like this: [snip] For such important

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Local-chapters] Spanish Language Local Chapter elections results

2012-06-19 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Pedro-Juan, thanks for this update and congratulations to the new Board! This mail is also a forward to OSGeo Discuss in case there are Spanish speaking folks not aware yet of your activities. Please consider joining the mailing list [1] and becoming active in the community. There are currently

[OSGeo-Discuss] New Charter Member Nominations

2012-07-02 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Dear OSGeo members, this is a gentle reminder that the new member nomination ends on Friday this week [0]. If we have more than 20 nominations this will be followed by the two week elections period starting on Saturday 7 July and ending on 20 July. One questions came up a few times, this is to

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Elections 2012 closed, results to be published tomorrow (2012-08-14)

2012-08-13 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Hello OSGeo, the OSGeo Board election 2012 period has closed. We are now tallying votes, double checking them and will publish the final results tomorrow. Best regards, Arnulf Michael -- OSGeo Chief Returning Officers Arnulf Christl and Michael Gerlek http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2012

[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Election 2012 Results

2012-08-14 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
Dear OSGeo Members, the election 2012 has been completed and we are happy to announce the new board of directors [1]. Here are the final results from the voting for the open seats of the OSGeo Board of Directors. There were five seats open and they have been filled by, in alphabetical order: *

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board elections 2013

2013-08-30 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Folks, the board elections are well under way. With still more than a week to go we already received votes from 50 members (27.6% of the total, including those who may drop to inactive level by not voting this year). If you are a Charter member and

[OSGeo-Discuss] Reminder: OSGeo Board election phase is coming to an end!

2013-09-04 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Folks, in case you are a Charter Member and have not yet received an email from our dedicated Charter Member mailing list then it is high time that you contact us. Best regards, your CROs on behalf of OSGeo - --

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2015 Charter Member elections

2015-06-30 Thread Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
about this and only consider it an overdue maintenance patch to how OSGeo functions. If there is no broad interest I am happy to drop the ball, otherwise I am as happy to help build a more appropriate member mechanism. Best regards, Seven - -- Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) OSGeo President Emeritus OSGeo