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== Mission ==
 
== Mission ==
  
The primary focus of the North America regional charter will be to organize and run annual North American conferences.  It is anticipated that the International OSGeo conference will rotate around the globe and will be combined with the regional conference periodically.
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The primary focus of the North America regional charter will be to organize and run annual North American conferences.  It is anticipated that the International OSGeo conference will rotate around the globe and will be combined with the regional conference periodically.
  
 
The North America regional conference will also support and collaborate with other like minded organizations for smaller technical and business focused conferences within the region.
 
The North America regional conference will also support and collaborate with other like minded organizations for smaller technical and business focused conferences within the region.
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*Coordinate with local North American chapters for planned events within those localities
 
*Coordinate with local North American chapters for planned events within those localities
 
*Support OSGeo board for international events
 
*Support OSGeo board for international events
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In addition we will be coordinating closely with other regional organizations:
 
In addition we will be coordinating closely with other regional organizations:
  
*MIL-OSS
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*[http://mil-oss.org/ MIL-OSS ] Military Open Source Software
*USGIF
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*[http://usgif.org/ USGIF] United States Geospatial Intelligence Agency
*OSSI
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*[http://www.oss-institute.org/ OSSI] Open Source Software Institute
*OSFA
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*[http://opensourceforamerica.org/ OSFA] Open Source for America
  
 
'''Official representative'''
 
'''Official representative'''
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== Meetings and Events ==
 
== Meetings and Events ==
  
 
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No meetings have been planned yet, the intent will be to establish formal quarterly meetings to review conference and organizational planning.
  
 
=== Upcoming Events ===
 
=== Upcoming Events ===
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''' FOSS4g 2012 - Beijing [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012]
  
 
'''North American Regional OSGeo/foss4g Conference'''  Initial discussion will be focused on organizing a follow on North American regional conference in 2012.  We will work to deconflict this event with the OSGeo/foss4g international conference in Beijing as well as the as the annual Geoint conference.
 
'''North American Regional OSGeo/foss4g Conference'''  Initial discussion will be focused on organizing a follow on North American regional conference in 2012.  We will work to deconflict this event with the OSGeo/foss4g international conference in Beijing as well as the as the annual Geoint conference.
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'''USGIF Technology Day]''' [http://usgif.org/events/GEOINTCommWeek/Day2 USGIF Technology Day]
  
 
=== Recent Events ===
 
=== Recent Events ===
  
''' MIL-OSS WG3 '''
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''' MIL-OSS WG3 ''' [http://mil-oss.org/wg3-overview  MIL-OSS Working Group 3]
''' Geoint 2011 '''
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''' USGIF Tech Days '''
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''' Geoint 2011 ''' [http://geoint2011.com/ Geoint 2011 in San Antonio Tx]
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''' USGIF Tech Days ''' [http://usgif.org/events/2011/5/86-usgif-technology-day Washington DC]
  
  

Revision as of 12:25, 31 October 2011

Mission

The primary focus of the North America regional charter will be to organize and run annual North American conferences. It is anticipated that the International OSGeo conference will rotate around the globe and will be combined with the regional conference periodically.

The North America regional conference will also support and collaborate with other like minded organizations for smaller technical and business focused conferences within the region.

Objectives

  • Organize and run an annual North American regional conference
  • Increased focus on open source business models
  • Provide an interface for National, Regional and Local government agencies as they adopt open source solutions
  • Coordinate with local North American chapters for planned events within those localities
  • Support OSGeo board for international events


In addition we will be coordinating closely with other regional organizations:

  • MIL-OSS Military Open Source Software
  • USGIF United States Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • OSSI Open Source Software Institute
  • OSFA Open Source for America

Official representative

Mark Lucas Principal Scientist RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.

If the majority of chapter members wish, the post of official representative will be elected on a periodic basis.

Organization

The intent is to organize as a 501c non profit organization.

Mailing List

http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/northamerica

Meetings and Events

No meetings have been planned yet, the intent will be to establish formal quarterly meetings to review conference and organizational planning.

Upcoming Events

FOSS4g 2012 - Beijing [1]

North American Regional OSGeo/foss4g Conference Initial discussion will be focused on organizing a follow on North American regional conference in 2012. We will work to deconflict this event with the OSGeo/foss4g international conference in Beijing as well as the as the annual Geoint conference.

USGIF Technology Day] USGIF Technology Day

Recent Events

MIL-OSS WG3 MIL-OSS Working Group 3

Geoint 2011 Geoint 2011 in San Antonio Tx

USGIF Tech Days Washington DC


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