This page documents the current dicsussion and has not yet been approved as official OSGeo policy!
Local Chapters are operated in their correponding native language. As such they will be the starting point for many people and should therefore be officially sanctioned by the OSGeo board, based on Local Chapter Guidelines. At least one representative of the local chapter should be (must be) member of the OSGeo Foundation. This member will produce a monthly (weekly, quarternary) report in English language to the OSGeo board highlighting progress and potential difficulties.
Proposed Local Chapters
The following list is just an initial proposal focusing on language issues. The whole idea of the Local Chapters might still work out to be completely different - so this is just starting a discussion. Use the discussion of this page and Local Chapter Guidelines to elaborate
- Brazil: Just tryng to get the users moving, maybe later we could create a proper entity to act as an OSGeo embassy.
- Japanese (Venka - could you maybe edit this with the correct signs - I wonder whether how they appear in a link?!)