Difference between revisions of "International Outreach"

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At it's formation, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation agreed it was important that it be very international, and represent and weld together open source geospatial activities around the globe.
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At it's formation, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation agreed it was important that it be very international, and represent and weld together Open Source geospatial activities around the globe. A lot has aready been achieved with the creation of formal [[Local Chapters]] and less formalized local activities.
  
What is less clear is how to make this happen in practical terms.  In order to provide a venue for more detailed discussion of international outreach, a mailing list (mailto:international-discuss@osgeo.org) has been created.  
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== Ongoing Activites ==
 
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* [[OSGeo Portal Translations]] Some content has already been translated into several languages.
Some topics it might try and address are:
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* Organizing translation of documents  
* organizing translation of documents such as press releases, and osgeo.org web pages.
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* identifying [[Like Minded Regional Organizations]], and making recommendations on how OSGeo ought to relate to them.  
 
* identifying [[Like Minded Regional Organizations]], and making recommendations on how OSGeo ought to relate to them.  
* creating non-english mailing lists and local news pages.  
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* Creating non-english mailing lists and local news pages.  
* recommending to the board what formal committees, projects or other mechanisms ought to be created
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* Supporting translation of software packages.  
* supporting translation of software packages.  
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* Publicizing projects
* publicizing projects, conferences and other activities: see [[Current events]]
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* OSGeo appearance at conferences and other activities: see [[Current events]]
 
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== International Mailing List ==
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There is an international-discuss mailing list for discussions with broad topic area. This list is not formally designated as a committee with members, a chair and reporting responsibility to the board. To subscribe send mailto:international-discuss-subscribe@osgeo.org.
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If a local area group is interested in having a local discuss list, please see [[Requesting an Area Mailing List]].
 
If a local area group is interested in having a local discuss list, please see [[Requesting an Area Mailing List]].
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
[[Promotion and Visibility Committee]]
 
[[Promotion and Visibility Committee]]
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[[Category:Events]]

Revision as of 06:29, 10 June 2007

At it's formation, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation agreed it was important that it be very international, and represent and weld together Open Source geospatial activities around the globe. A lot has aready been achieved with the creation of formal Local Chapters and less formalized local activities.

Ongoing Activites

  • OSGeo Portal Translations Some content has already been translated into several languages.
  • Organizing translation of documents
  • identifying Like Minded Regional Organizations, and making recommendations on how OSGeo ought to relate to them.
  • Creating non-english mailing lists and local news pages.
  • Supporting translation of software packages.
  • Publicizing projects
  • OSGeo appearance at conferences and other activities: see Current events

If a local area group is interested in having a local discuss list, please see Requesting an Area Mailing List.

See also

Promotion and Visibility Committee