I am... </li></ul>...just a humble being traveling way too much.
Introducing OSGeo <ul><li>OSGeo is a non-profit organization created to support and build the highest-quality Open Source geospatial software.
The foundation provides financial, organizational, and legal support to the broader Open Source geospatial community.
It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. </li></ul>Dor more details see the very good "A not so short introduction to OSGeo" slides at: http://www.osgeo.org/node/764
OSGeo-ES (Hispano Hablante) España, Cataluña, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, México, and many more...
Canada (Ottawa, Chiqutimi, Victoria, Nova Scotia, ...)
United States of America (California, NY, Denver, Boston, …)
...and many more at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Local_Chapters </li></ul>
Summary <ul><li>Local Chapters are the most important aspect of OSGeo
The Incubation process is a highly useful and accepted tool to doublecheck, create and maintain quality software
OSGeo Software is recognized as a quality brand
New projects emerge between mature existing OSGeo products and link back to mainstream IT </li></ul>OSGeo is here to stay!
Thank you for your Attention, and see you at FOSS4G This slide set is copyrighted to the commons Author: Arnulf Christl , Metaspatial 6 th to 9 th September 2010 FOSS4G: The Global Free and Open Source Conference for the Geospatial Domain With friendly support by: Metaspatial
You are not allowed to... </li></ul>27 The Proprietary (Software) License Model
Political Restriction: By Embargo & Laws The US Export Restriction GeoDRM may be a good thing for: <ul><ul><li>Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Weapons, ...
War, Desease, Terrorism, ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maybe even Money, … ? </li></ul></ul>But, as we have just learned: You cannot prevent Software from spreading anywhere! OpenStreetMap Digital Restrictions Management Maps 27 It does not Work for Software... at all!
But: OSGeo is Truly Globalized Therefore OSGeo respects Local Rules and Regulations and Laws and Limitations. <ul><li>OSGeo's Vision is free software and data for a better world
OSGeo's Mission is to Educate why this make s Sense
OSGeo's Goal is to make Spatial Data Accessible </li></ul>You can join efforts, whether as data Provider , User or Advocate that we 27
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