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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.   
 
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.   
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 (international-discuss at osgeo.org) has been created.  
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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.  
  
 
Some topics it might try and address are:
 
Some topics it might try and address are:
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* publicizing projects, conferences and other activities: see [[Template:Event Timetable]]
 
* publicizing projects, conferences and other activities: see [[Template:Event Timetable]]
  
For the time being (February 2006) international-discuss is just a discussion list for a broad topic area, and not formally designated as a committee with members, a chair and reporting responsibility to the board.
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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.
  
 
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]].
 
To subscribe send mail to international-discuss-subscribe at osgeo.org.
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
 
[[Promotion and Visibility Committee]]
 
[[Promotion and Visibility Committee]]

Revision as of 04:28, 17 August 2006

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.

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.

Some topics it might try and address are:

  • organizing translation of documents such as press releases, and osgeo.org web pages.
  • 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.
  • recommending to the board what formal committees, projects or other mechanisms ought to be created
  • supporting translation of software packages.
  • publicizing projects, conferences and other activities: see Template:Event Timetable

International Mailing List

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.

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