Italiano Chapter Report 2008

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Please use 2nd level heading for your project name

Project Name

  • Contact name: Massimo di Stefano
Please use the triple single quotes to make contact name bold, above

Please use 3rd level headings for your main headings:

Key Accomplishments

  • the top 5-10 key items that the project or PSC accomplished this period
  • substantial grassroots activities (with 20 events in one year, mostly in Northern and Central Italy)
  • First edition of the GFOSS day held in Pontedera in November (130 participants).

This event does not replace the traditional GRASS/GFOSS meeting, typically held in the first months of the year with a focus on research & development and a strong participation of

  • media coverage (include note)
  • increase in registered members (+x%)
  • formal action (ISTAT), with the support of ASSOLI
  • ECDL GIS (one-liner to describe)
  • substantial support to the OpenStreetMap project in the first part of 2008 (January-July)
  • liaison to other organizations and institutions (OpenStreetMap, ITPUG (Italian PostgreSQL user group), Politecnico di Milano / Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione, AGA Verona

, May 2008: 3° Workshop Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica. -

Areas for Improvement

  • any weaknesses in process, software, management, etc. that you plan to address or recognise need some help
  • OSGEO liaison
  • aligning available resources
  • some administrative issues still to be cleared.

Opportunities to Help

  • list areas that could use some help from members and readers of the report

Outlook for 2009

  • this is the motivational part that is meant to inspire readers to keep their eyes open for great stuff in 2008 :)
  • Hackmeetings are in the process of being planned. We expect to hold one or two events during 2009.
  • Second edition of the GFOSS day to be held in Bolzano, 11 Nov 2009 (abbiamo già un link ?)
  • Interest in providing additional momentum in Italy, and in connection with other European chapters, towards FOSS4G 2010