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OSGeo 2026 Strategy

This document presents the 2026 strategy of OSGeo as developed by the OSGeo Board of Directors in winter 2016.
The individuated vision, mission and values implemented in its guidelines together with the designed approach to define the 2016 tactics toward these goals are presented.

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OSGeo 2026 Strategy

  1. 1. OSGeo 2026 Strategy The Next Decade
  2. 2. VISION CORE VALUES MISSION GOALS
  3. 3. VISION Empower all with open source geospatial technology
  4. 4. MISSION Foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development
  5. 5. CORE VALUES Open/openness Collaborative Passionate Inclusive Respectful
  6. 6. GUIDE- LINES Code of Conduct Incubation Open Source Ethics Privacy Policy Open source licenses Documentation licenses
  7. 7. GOALS internal ● provide resources for foundation projects; ● encourage interoperability with open and community standards; ● ensure interoperability between the foundation projects; ● encourage a high degree of quality and innovation in foundation projects; ● enable communication and cooperation amongst OSGeo communities; ● celebrate excellence, openness and service within the OSGeo community. external ● foster the use of open source geospatial software; ● champion the use of open-source and community participation through the development of an open education curriculum ● be a welcoming and inclusive worldwide organization at all levels; ● champion community building through horizontal (local chapters) engagement and through vertical (sector specific) agreements with like-minded organizations; both
  8. 8. OSGeo 2016 tactics The Year Ahead
  9. 9. • Define OSGeo Community Ecosystem • Define Four Strategic Objectives (SO) • Monitor progress • Define activities to achieve target COMMUNITY FORM BOARD BOARD BOARD & OFFICERS Implementation
  10. 10. OSGeo community ecosystem •Users •Developers •Business •Education •Public Sector •NGOs •Research •Partners
  11. 11. Basic 4 Strategic Objectives (SO) SO1 showcasing excellence in our communities SO2 proactively engage with external partners SO3 fostering our mission, vision and goals SO4 empowering our communities and extending our reach
  12. 12. Next steps to finalize the tactics
  13. 13. Collect activities ideas A questionnaire will collect actions ideas from the Charter Members so that it will be possible to finalize the 2016 tactics
  14. 14. Outcome what would you like to achieve? Improve visibility of committees and local chapters Actions how would you like to achieve it? Redesign OSGeo website Leverage logos for committees and local chapters Indicators what tell us if it has been achieved? Increase monthly visits to committee and local chapter pages Means of verification how to measure it? Comparing web analytic logs of home page and sub pages Assumptions and risks is there a risk of failure? Assumes volunteer (or website committee) interest. Assume committees and local chapters have interesting content. Risk of competing community priorities trying to put everything on home page. Cost what is the live cost to do it? 2'000 USD to hire a designer Define the actions * An example of action for SO1 It is time to showcase how great our communities are
  15. 15. SO1: showcasing excellence in our communities Foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development SO2: proactively engage with external partners SO3: fostering our mission, vision and goals SO4: Empowering our communities and extending our reach Empower all with open source geospatial technology SO1.1: ……………. SO2.1: ……………. SO3.1: ……………. SO4.1: ……………. Create the OSGeo Strategic Map 2016
  16. 16. 2016, OSGeo board of directors

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