RE: Promotion and Visibility Committee

Uchoa:

I'm sure we'd love to have you join us -- but I'm afraid I'm not sure
how "real" of a group we are this point nor what the membership criteria
might be. (..or maybe I've missed something in all the osgeo mail I'm
getting. :slight_smile:

Arnulf, do we plan to have a formal kick-off meeting, or..?

-mpg

-----Original Message-----
From: Helton Uchoa [mailto:uchoa@geolivre.org.br]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 12:34 PM
To: Michael P. Gerlek
Subject: Promotion and Visibility Committee

Hi Michael,

I'd like to join the Promotion and Visibility Committee. How
can I help you?

s

Uchoa

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Hi Michel,

I’m searching in OSGeo website trying to find some work that I can help. Below there are some reasons that make me contact you.
I’m mantainer of the biggest group of Open Source Geotechnologies in Brazil (http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/mapserver_brasil/). I created this group in 2003, and today It has than 500 people.
In the last years, I have participated in main Geotechnologies events in Brazil and I have presented the concepts of Open Source and GNU Philosophy.
I’m mantainer of geolivre.org.br (Geolivre Community) and I’m working in Geolivre Conference (www.geolivre.org).
All these projects can be used by OSGeo to talk directly to portuguese language communities. So I think this is a good start point to give more integration of OSGeo with Latin America.
A suggestion that I can make to Promotion and Visibility Committee is define the websites in many languages that can be used to talk about OSGeo. The ideia is make a strong link with local communities. I’m afraid the OSGeo walks to the same way the OGC: no representation in Latin America. So I believe that my work can contribute to make this link with our community.

Fell free to talk about my initial “brainstorm”. :slight_smile:

Questions: How does work the process to join to this commitee? Can I add the Geolivre Conference 2007 (www.geolivre.org) in section “Future events with OSGeo Project and Foundation presence”?

s

Uchoa

Michael P. Gerlek wrote:

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Consultant in Free Software for Geomatics - 55 21 8272-4899
OpenGEO :: On-demand training and solutions :: [www.opengeo.com.br](http://www.opengeo.com.br)
Geolivre Conference 2007 :: FOSS GIS solutions :: [www.geolivre.org](http://www.geolivre.org)
GEO Livre community:: Because Geoinformation should be free :: [www.geolivre.org.br](http://www.geolivre.org.br)
Open3DGIS.org :: The Open Source Web 3D GIS :: [www.open3dgis.org](http://www.open3dgis.org)
Be free by using Free Software, such as MapServer, uDIG, Open 3D GIS, QGIS... 

Helton Uchoa wrote:

Hi Michel,

I'm searching in OSGeo website trying to find some work that I can help.

Uchoa,

Honestly, I think the single most valuable thing you can do is to help
us see how to connect with the Brazilian open source geospatial community
effectively.

Below there are some reasons that make me contact you.
I'm mantainer of the biggest group of Open Source Geotechnologies in Brazil (http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/mapserver_brasil/). I created this group in 2003, and today It has than 500 people.
In the last years, I have participated in main Geotechnologies events in Brazil and I have presented the concepts of Open Source and GNU Philosophy.
I'm mantainer of geolivre.org.br (Geolivre Community) and I'm working in Geolivre Conference (www.geolivre.org).
All these projects can be used by OSGeo to talk directly to portuguese language communities. So I think this is a good start point to give more integration of OSGeo with Latin America.
A suggestion that I can make to Promotion and Visibility Committee is define the websites in many languages that can be used to talk about OSGeo. The ideia is make a strong link with local communities.

Yes, I would agree with this. I see you are already on the OSGeo Web
Committee. Have they address translation of the web site? I think
key documents posted to the web site (ie. mission, faq, etc) should
be translated into as many languages as we can find volunteers to address.

> I'm

afraid the OSGeo walks to the same way the OGC: *no representation in Latin America*. So I believe that my work can contribute to make this link with our community.

Well, I think we have made a small start with the inclusion of you
and Rafael as voting members. But I *think* it is key for you to
help lead outreach efforts within Brazil, and also to educate us all
on projects and user activities in Brazil.

Questions: How does work the process to join to this commitee? Can I add the Geolivre Conference 2007 (www.geolivre.org) in section "Future events with OSGeo Project and Foundation presence"?

For now I think you would add yourself to the wiki page showing your interest,
and I would expect you would be added at the formative meeting of the
committee which hasn't occured yet. Thereafter you would join by requesting
an existing member or the chair to nominate you at a meeting and a vote would
be held to add or not add you. Generally speaking if you are willing to work
I'm sure you will be welcomed.

Also, I think you can just go ahead and add Brazilian events to the list of
events it would be good to have OSGeo representation at.

Best regards,
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Michael P. Gerlek wrote:

Uchoa:

I'm sure we'd love to have you join us -- but I'm afraid I'm not sure
how "real" of a group we are this point nor what the membership criteria
might be. (..or maybe I've missed something in all the osgeo mail I'm
getting. :slight_smile:

Arnulf, do we plan to have a formal kick-off meeting, or..?

-mpg

Yes definitely. I am just in office the first ay after a short holiday trying to get a hold on all the list emails... this is hell. Give me another day and I will try to set up a date for a Skype conference if that would suit everybody. With the board this has made most sense.

Best, Arnulf.

-----Original Message-----
From: Helton Uchoa [mailto:uchoa@geolivre.org.br] Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 12:34 PM
To: Michael P. Gerlek
Subject: Promotion and Visibility Committee

Hi Michael,

I'd like to join the Promotion and Visibility Committee. How can I help you?

s

Uchoa

--
Helton UCHOA :: uchoa@{opengeo.com.br;geolivre.org.br;open3dgis.org}
Consultant in Free Software for Geomatics - 55 21 8272-4899
OpenGEO :: On-demand training and solutions :: www.opengeo.com.br
Geolivre Conference 2007 :: FOSS GIS solutions :: www.geolivre.org
GEO Livre community:: Because Geoinformation should be free :: www.geolivre.org.br
Open3DGIS.org :: The Open Source Web 3D GIS :: www.open3dgis.org
Be free by using Free Software, such as MapServer, uDIG, Open 3D GIS, QGIS...

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