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Revision as of 08:12, 14 April 2013

French Language OSGeo Local Chapter Activity Report 2012

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2012
  • Authors: OSGeo-fr local chapter community
  • Contact name: Yves Jacolin - president at osgeo.asso.fr
  • The French speaking OSGeo Local Chapter had 275 members on the main Mailing list as of April 14th, 2013.

Key Accomplishments

  • Events
    • We organized QGIS HackFest in april 2012 at Lyon. It was a great success. Four companies was sponsor of the hackFest : 3Liz, Camptocamp, Oslandia and Services géographiques. More than 30 people working on different topics (WPS and SEXTANTE, QGIS Server, QGIS 1.8, Android Python bindings, mobile GUI, Documentation, OrfeoToolbox provider for Sextante, rasters). Link: http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/7_QGIS_Developer_Meeting_in_Lyon_2012
  • Localizations & Translations
    • still working on different projects like QGIS, MapServer (but still outdated from master documentation), GDAL-OGR.
  • Outreach Activities
    • we are trying to share all french speaking blog in one place, enable workshop in tradeshow (as Rencontre SIG La Lettre held in june 2013). We need to improve this area with twitter, OSGeo-fr legal website, etc.
  • Legal association
    • we have an official headquarters for the association in Paris.
    • Board members are registered at the national level

Areas for Improvement

We need to get new member more involve in our process, specifically to help to translate documentation and marketing stuff. We need to improve all the marketing process actualy and get contact with community to share brochure, liveDVD, etc.

Opportunities to Help

  • We need help to organize news events or projects. Contact us if you are interested to help us (and then help you !)
  • We hope more open source GIS related event could be held here in French speaking countries.

Outlook for 2013

  • We planned organising our first francophone conference followed by a code sprint. We choosed FROG as Salon FRancophone sur l'Opensource et la Géomatique. The organisation is curerntly running smoothly and surely.
  • Improve french translation processes for QGIS using transiflex and MapServer and GDAL-OGR.