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founding members (alphabetic?? - first name):
 
founding members (alphabetic?? - first name):
  
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dirkf Dirk Frigne] - Vice president
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dirkf Dirk Frigne] - President OSGeo Europe - Board member OSGeo Europe 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Vasile Vasile Crăciunescu] - board member
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Vasile Vasile Crăciunescu] - board member  
* [[Jáchym Čepický]] - Secretary of OSGeo
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* [[Jáchym Čepický]] - Secretary OSGeo Europe - Board member OSGeo Europe
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Schpidi Stephan Meißl] - charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Schpidi Stephan Meißl] - charter member
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Till_Adams Till Adams] - charter member
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Till_Adams Till Adams] - charter member - Board member OSGeo Europe
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:MarcVloemans Marc Vloemans] - Charter member
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:MarcVloemans Marc Vloemans] - Charter member - Treasurer OSGeo Europe
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Neteler Markus Neteler] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Neteler Markus Neteler] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Jgrocha Jorge Gustavo Rocha] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Jgrocha Jorge Gustavo Rocha] - Charter member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Alexbruy Alexander Bruy] - Charter member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Alexbruy Alexander Bruy] - Charter member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:OliverMay Oliver May] - Charter member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:OliverMay Oliver May] - Charter member
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Delawen María Arias de Reyna] - charter member
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Delawen María Arias de Reyna] - Charter member - President OSGeo - Board member OSGeo Europe
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Angelos_Tzotsos Angelos Tzotsos] - Board member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Angelos_Tzotsos Angelos Tzotsos] - Board member
* [[Jeff McKenna]] - President Emeritus
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* [[Jeff McKenna]] - President Emeritus OSGeo
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:ianturton Ian Turton] - charter member
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:ianturton Ian Turton] - charter member - Board member OSGeo Europe
 
* [[Jorge Sanz]] - Charter member
 
* [[Jorge Sanz]] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:djay Gérald Fenoy] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:djay Gérald Fenoy] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:ajolma Ari Jolma] - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:ajolma Ari Jolma] - Charter member
* Kari Salovaara - Charter member
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* Kari Salovaara - Charter member - - Board member OSGeo Europe
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Milena_Nowotarska Milena Nowotarska] Milena Nowotarska - Charter member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Milena_Nowotarska Milena Nowotarska] Milena Nowotarska - Charter member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maxi71 Massimiliano Cannata] - Charter member
 
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maxi71 Massimiliano Cannata] - Charter member

Revision as of 00:33, 4 April 2018

Europe

Welcome to the wiki page of the Europe OSGeo chapter.

ToDo list

  • Decide about the legal structure: Done: (BOF FOSS4G Paris)
  • Recognize the formation of the osgeo european chapter: Done: (F2F meeting Board OSGeo - Boston)
  • publish the Bylaws (status: signed the papers / send for publication)
  • Create activity calender (status: 2discuss December 15 2017)
  • Set up priorities and goals for 2017/2018 (status: 2discuss December 15 2017)
  • Write meeting report of the meeting October 5 2016 (Maria - Vasile - Dirk): obsolete - did not happen

Introduction

FOSS4G Europe is rooted in the FOSS4G Central and Eastern Europe conference series, back in 2012. The latter evolved in 2014 as the first edition of FOSS4G Europe in Bremen. The conference is now becoming the main european FOSS4G event, gathering people and OSGeo local chapters from all over Europe and beyond.

Since the conference in Bremen, thoughts and ideas where exchanged to organise OSGeo more on a European basis. The Industry group was started, a platform of people supporting the idea arose, but there was no real initiative for action.

This year we (OSGeoEU) have the ambition to organise a legal entity OSGEO-EU to create a stronger software group in Europe to defend the rights of open source from the perspective of the Geo-ecosystem.

In preparation for this official expression of interest, a couple of meetings have already taken place. a physical BOF @FOSS4G 2014 in Bremen, some mails, a BOF @FOSS4G 2015 in Como and some one physical meetings.

Why should OSGeo have a European local chapter

  • Europe has specific needs in terms adoption rate of open source software.
  • An important initiative called 'INSPIRE' needs specific localised attention.
  • OSGeo.EU is a sparring partner and representation (Single point of contact) for the European institutions in Brussels on behalve OSGeo, the other committees, local chapters and projects. Giving the existing local chapters a voice in Brussels.
  • Europe also has specific business ecosystem.
    • more than 99% of all the European businesses are SME's
    • software industry in Europe is as big as the software industry in the US, but the driving forces are more divided
    • FLOSS can be used as an opportunity to create a strong industry leadership in Europe
    • OSGeo.EU can play a supporting role in this process

Mission and objectives

After discussion amongst the active local chapter members we come to the following list of mission objectives:

  • Community-building and networking around specific European themes
  • support the European OSGeo members using FOSS4G software, help them to organise and bring into contact with governmental agencies and research institutes. Help them with European funded projects.
  • encourage interoperability in European projects
  • support European open standards and European directives such as INSPIRE
  • provide support for the use of OSGeo software in education via European curriculum development, outreach, and capacity building
  • to encourage communication between the different European local chapters
  • to encourage different communities to work together where relevant
  • Organisation of events
  • Networking with other typically European organisations and groups (notably OSM, JRC, European projects, FIWARE, EUROGI, SMESpire, ... )
  • Being logical parter to European Commission to discuss about open source software for geospatial and open geospatial data

List of initial members

The European OSGeo Chapter has the support of the following initial founding members (alphabetic?? - first name):

Some early stuff

Local_Chapter_EU_History History

Building relations with other European communities

SMESpire

  • Goal: look if SMESPire is a good platform to organise the European FOSS Geo-ICT industry
  • action: contact Giacomo Martirano / action: Dirk Frigne - ongoing

FIWare

  • [[1]]
  • action: investigate if structural relationship can be of interest for OSGeo.

new entry

  • reference to the event
  • register your name if you will participate

Tradeshows and events

  • European Events where OSGeo is represented

ISPRS

ISPRS 2016

FOSSDEM

FOSSDEM 2016

GWF2016

GWF 2016

FOSS4G 2016

FOSS4G 2016 Bonn

FOSS4G 2017

FOSS4G 2017 Paris

  • topic talks - volunteers
  • contact: Dirk Frigne
    • TT01 An overview of the best Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
    • TT02 OSGeo-Live for INSPIRE
    • TT03 Sustainability of OSGeo projects
    • TT04 FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new volunteers to the OSGeo community
    • TT05 The future of SDI
    • TT06 Economics of FOSS4G - "Sustainability of OSGeo projects"

INSPIRE 2017 Kehl / Strasbourg

INSPIRE Conference 2017 Kehl / Strasbourg
Goal is to promote OSGeo during the conference. One of the actions is a presentation of the OSGeo-Live environment, also ready for INSPIRE.
following OSGeo members are attending:

  • Dirk Frigne - 4 - 8 sept 2017
  • Add your name here if you attend

DI4R / Brussels

Digital Infrastructures for Research
Goal is to promote OSGeo during the conference by poster presentation.
following OSGeo members are attending:

  • Peter Löwe - 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2017
  • Add your name here if you attend

EGU GA 2018 / Vienna

European Geoscience Union General Assembly
A OSGeo Townhall (evening event) is being conducted (a permanent fixture at the conference since 2014).
Open Source themed PICO session in the Earth and Space Science Informatics Division

following OSGeo members are attending:

Communication & Comments

Mailing list

IRC Chat

  • IRC-channel: #osgeo-europe channel on freenode.net
  • how to connect: choose your favorite IRC client, or go directly through browser with webchat

Meeting minutes - before founding

Meeting 24 May 2016

  • workshop on the initial wiki page - discussion mission and goals
  • change the status from draft to final
  • decide for formal proposal to the next board meeting
  • attendees:


Till Adams (Fossgis)
Marc Vloemans (Chair Marketing committee)
Dirk Frigne (Vice President OSGeo)
Pieter De Graef (Charter member)
Gert-Jan van der Weijden (OSGeo.nl)
Johan Van de Wauw (OSGeo.be)

BoF 24 Aug 2016

BoF 19 Jul 2017

Board meeting - meeting minutes

Meeting 15 December 2017