Finland Chapter Report 2008
The Finland Chapter bootstrapped itself in May 2008 by an email sent by me (Ari Jolma) to various channels. I did this as the organizers of the national GIS Expo had selected "Open Source" as the theme for the 2008 Expo that took place in September. We organized a presence and visibility for OSGeo on the Expo.
Currently we have 31 subscribers to the Finland list at lists.osgeo.org but the list is not very active.
The current plan and mode of operation is to work with the professional GIS association of Finland (ProGIS), which is quite active and organizes seminars twice a year. The topic of the ProGIS spring seminar 2009 is "Free software and GIS".