PDX OSGEO Local Chapter Recognition

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  • Name (once we decide, I'll start the page on the OSGeo wiki):
    • PDX-OSGEO
  • Region of group.
    • Match OR-URISA (Oregon and SW Washington). Cugos gave us Oregon so we are clear of overlap (some rounding needed).
  • "OSGeo Chapter" should prepare a mission and objectives indicating

the scope of the planned chapter (geographic or linguistic extent for instance).

    • >With thanks and apologies to CUGOS (http://cugos.org/), here is a rough initial draft.

The OSGeo PDX-OSGEO Chapter strives to promote the local use of Open Source Geospatial software, particularly by new users in the Oregon/SW Washington area. The group hosts monthly meetings providing presentation, discussion, and educational opportunities and focuses on materializing an annual Open Source GIS unconference.

  • “OSGeo Chapter” should propose an official representative to liaise

with the OSGeo Board. If accepted by the board, the representative will be an officer of OSGeo.

    • Percy switched to Eli
  • List of initial members.
    • Opt-in. Darrell will use google form to have people sign up. We thought opt in was less evil than opt out.
  • Email list, website, wiki, etc.
    • For now stay with google groups for email
    • Darrell registered pdxosgeo.org
    • Here is the wiki
    • We considered switching to OSGEO mailman infrastructure, however, think that we may lose email list members.
  • Send announcement email to OSGeo-Discuss list
  • Ask OSGeo Board of Director for official recognition as a local chapter