Purpose: To define manifesto for future FOSS4G conferences all over the world
Use of the name FOSS4G is managed by the OSGeo Conference Committee. As a courtesy, events which wish to make use of the "FOSS4G" name should request permission to do so from the conference committee. Permission will be granted if the event being described is predominantly about Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial.
FOSS4G conference (sometimes refered as Global FOSS4G)rotates around the world every year. Selection process has been set and described for future years, as well as rotation schema. The selection process is maintained by OSGeo Conference Committee.
On regional level, several other events are taking place, which are referring the the name "FOSS4G" as well. This happens on the national, language-oriented or regional level. Each regional event is organized on it's own way by the local conference committees.
You can find more detailed information about the conference and it's organization in the FOSS4G_Handbook.
FOSS4G Europe Manifesto
FOSS4G Europe (started as FOSS4G Central and Eastern Europe) is regional event. It's scope is to bring the spirit and information flow of global FOSS4G conference closer to the people living in various edges of Europe. FOSS4G Europe is rather small then big, rather simple than opulent, rather affordable then spendy, rather educative then academic. We are especially welcoming developers of open source software for geoinformatics as well as students. FOSS4G Europe is intended to address also (but not exclusively) Europe specific topics, like INSPIRE, European Union and other topics.