2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedJeff McKennaPresident, OSGeoThe Open Source Geospatial Community
Outline● What is OSGeo?● FOSS4G● Community2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Why?2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedsource: pcworld.com
Community?“a body of persons of common andespecially professional interestsscattered through a larger society”2013-04-25 |...
2000 to 20052013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
What is OSGeo?● Open Source Geospatial Foundation (www.osgeo.org)● A non-profit organization● Legally registered in Delawa...
OSGeos Mission Statement“To support the development of open source geospatialsoftware, and promote its widespread use.”201...
OSGeo Goals (part 1)● Provide resources for projects● Technical● Legal● Funding● Promote freely available data● Promote pr...
OSGeo Goals (part 2)● Make software more accessible to users● Provide installers● Provide support for OSGeo software use i...
OSGeo Goals (part 3)● Support use and development in the worldwidecommunity● Operate annual FOSS4G conference● Award the S...
Sponsors of OSGeo2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
How to Sponsor OSGeo1. Foundation sponsorship● Sustaining sponsor: 50,000 USD● Principal sponsor: 20,000 USD● Supporting s...
OSGeo Structure2013-02-20 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedCommitteesCommitteesCommitteesBoard of 9 Directorsand President...
OSGeo Projects (part 1)deegreeGeoMooseMapServerGeoServerWeb mappingDesktopWeb mappingGRASSQuantum GIS2013-04-25 | OSGeo 20...
OSGeo Projects (part 2)GEOSGDALGeoToolsGeospatial librariesMetadata Catalog GeoNetwork2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights ...
Requirements to Become anOSGeo Project● Code is under an OSI approved license● Geospatial software● Mature software● Subst...
OSGeo Labs● For projects that would like to become OSGeo Projects● Can use OSGeo infrastructure● http://wiki.osgeo.org/wik...
Types of OSGeo MembersParticipantMemberCharter Member- Have not registered themselveson osgeo.org site- Have registered th...
OSGeo CommitteesEducationWebsiteConference FinanceBoardSystemsMarketingPublicgeodataIncubation2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All...
Local ChaptersItalyKoreaChina GermanyBritish ColumbiaCanadaJapanFrenchLanguageIndiaNew MexicoUnited StatesPolandOttawaCana...
Role of Local Chapters● Bring a more local context to OSGeo● Provide networking opportunities● Provide training and suppor...
OpenStreetMapMapServerMapFishweb mappingGRASS GISQuantum GIS OSSIMdesktop GISmetadataGEOSGDAL/OGRGeoToolslibrariesMetaCRSP...
Number of OSGeo mailing lists.(2013-04-25)1972013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Number of unique registrants in OSGeo email lists.(2013-02-01)19,1602013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Number of users registered on the OSGeo Wiki.(2013-04-25)12,8112013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Total pages on the OSGeo Wiki.(2013-04-25)2,7832013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Unique visitors to osgeo.org for the month of April32,0132013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Google hits for “osgeo”(2013-04-25)1,480,0002013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved(17,500 on 2006-03)
2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedICA-OSGeo Labs Network
2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedICA-OSGeo Labs Network• Goal 1 – Establishing research and trainingopportuniti...
2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedICA-OSGeo Labs NetworkUniversity of Nottingham,UKUniversity of Girona, SpainUn...
Community EventsOSGIS 2004, Ottawa, Canada2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Community Events2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
Community Events2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
FOSS4G Conference● Annual event bringing together the OSGeo community● Events have been held in Switzerland, Canada, South...
Sol Katz Award Awarded annually by OSGeo to thosethat have demonstrated leadershipin the community2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013...
OSGeo Service Providers Small-medium sized companiesoffering professional support forOSGeo projects Becoming very import...
Is the Community Easy toWork With? “Is my bug fixed?” “The documentation is out-of-date” “Im new,...” “When is the nex...
Challenges avoid being NA-centric attracting innovative projects to participate attracting sponsorship to support theco...
What Does theCommunity Need? YOU! Helping with documentation Testing/providing feedback Answering questions on mailing...
Thank you!Jeff McKennaPresident, OSGeo2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
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  1. 1. 2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedJeff McKennaPresident, OSGeoThe Open Source Geospatial Community
  2. 2. Outline● What is OSGeo?● FOSS4G● Community2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  3. 3. Why?2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  4. 4. 2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedsource: pcworld.com
  5. 5. Community?“a body of persons of common andespecially professional interestsscattered through a larger society”2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  6. 6. 2000 to 20052013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  7. 7. What is OSGeo?● Open Source Geospatial Foundation (www.osgeo.org)● A non-profit organization● Legally registered in Delaware, United States● Started in February 2006● Today is the leading voice for free geospatial software● Similar in operation to the Apache Foundation● Everyone is a volunteer2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  8. 8. OSGeos Mission Statement“To support the development of open source geospatialsoftware, and promote its widespread use.”2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  9. 9. OSGeo Goals (part 1)● Provide resources for projects● Technical● Legal● Funding● Promote freely available data● Promote project use in industry● Encourage the use of standards● Provide a common brand of quality2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  10. 10. OSGeo Goals (part 2)● Make software more accessible to users● Provide installers● Provide support for OSGeo software use in education● Encourage cooperation between different OSGeocommunities● Java/C communities● Unix/Windows communities2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  11. 11. OSGeo Goals (part 3)● Support use and development in the worldwidecommunity● Operate annual FOSS4G conference● Award the Sol Katz award for service to the community2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  12. 12. Sponsors of OSGeo2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  13. 13. How to Sponsor OSGeo1. Foundation sponsorship● Sustaining sponsor: 50,000 USD● Principal sponsor: 20,000 USD● Supporting sponsor: 10,000 USD● Associate sponsor: 3,000 USD2. Project sponsorship3. Conference sponsorship2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  14. 14. OSGeo Structure2013-02-20 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedCommitteesCommitteesCommitteesBoard of 9 Directorsand PresidentLocalChaptersLocalChaptersLocalChaptersOfficersOfficers25 OfficersLocalChaptersLocalChaptersFoundationProjectsCommitteesCommitteesCommitteeselected by Membership147 Charter MembersCharter Members voterepresentSponsors
  15. 15. OSGeo Projects (part 1)deegreeGeoMooseMapServerGeoServerWeb mappingDesktopWeb mappingGRASSQuantum GIS2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedOpenLayers
  16. 16. OSGeo Projects (part 2)GEOSGDALGeoToolsGeospatial librariesMetadata Catalog GeoNetwork2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedPostGIS
  17. 17. Requirements to Become anOSGeo Project● Code is under an OSI approved license● Geospatial software● Mature software● Substantial user community● Diverse developer community● Support relative standards● Links to existing OSGeo projects(see: http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/evaluation.html)2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  18. 18. OSGeo Labs● For projects that would like to become OSGeo Projects● Can use OSGeo infrastructure● http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Labs2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  19. 19. Types of OSGeo MembersParticipantMemberCharter Member- Have not registered themselveson osgeo.org site- Have registered themselveson osgeo.org site- Publicly acknowledges their connectionto OSGeo- Must be voted in by other Charter members- Have the right to vote in elections of otherCharter members and board members2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  20. 20. OSGeo CommitteesEducationWebsiteConference FinanceBoardSystemsMarketingPublicgeodataIncubation2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  21. 21. Local ChaptersItalyKoreaChina GermanyBritish ColumbiaCanadaJapanFrenchLanguageIndiaNew MexicoUnited StatesPolandOttawaCanadaQuebecCanadaJapan KoreaJapanTwin CitesUnited StatesSpanishLanguageUnited KingdomCascadiaIn formation: Africa, Australia & New Zealand,Brazilian, Greek, Finland, Portugal, Taiwan2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  22. 22. Role of Local Chapters● Bring a more local context to OSGeo● Provide networking opportunities● Provide training and support to local community● Promote OSGeo through events● Translate documents, websites, software2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  23. 23. OpenStreetMapMapServerMapFishweb mappingGRASS GISQuantum GIS OSSIMdesktop GISmetadataGEOSGDAL/OGRGeoToolslibrariesMetaCRSPostGISGeoMajasQuantum GISMapServerdeegreeOpenLayersGeoServerMapGuide OSdeegree GISMapNikVikingKOSMOgvSIGSpatialLiteuDigGeopublisherMapbenderpycswGeoKettleGMTZOO ProjectFDOGeoNetwork
  24. 24. Number of OSGeo mailing lists.(2013-04-25)1972013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  25. 25. Number of unique registrants in OSGeo email lists.(2013-02-01)19,1602013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  26. 26. Number of users registered on the OSGeo Wiki.(2013-04-25)12,8112013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  27. 27. Total pages on the OSGeo Wiki.(2013-04-25)2,7832013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  28. 28. Unique visitors to osgeo.org for the month of April32,0132013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  29. 29. Google hits for “osgeo”(2013-04-25)1,480,0002013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved(17,500 on 2006-03)
  30. 30. 2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedICA-OSGeo Labs Network
  31. 31. 2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedICA-OSGeo Labs Network• Goal 1 – Establishing research and trainingopportunities in open source GIS• Goal 2 -Provide worldwide learning platform• Goal 3 – Build teaching and researchinfrastructure worldwide
  32. 32. 2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reservedICA-OSGeo Labs NetworkUniversity of Nottingham,UKUniversity of Girona, SpainUniversity of Southampton, UKCzech Technical University in Prague, Czech RepublicNewcastle University, UKLaboratorio di Geomatica, ItalyUniversity of Warwick, UKUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, PolandFederal University of Paraná, BrazilSão Paulo State University (UNESP), BrazilNational Amazonian University of Madre de Dios (UNAMAD), PeruUniversidad de la República, UruguayNorth Carolina State University,USAUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, USAInformation Center for the Environment, University of CaliforniaLaboratorio Nacional de Software Libre, MexicoUNMC, MalaysiaUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), MalaysiaNational College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), University of the PhilippinesEnvironmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), PhilippinesUniversity of Pretoria, South AfricaRegional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), KenyaUniversity of Ghana, GhanaUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
  33. 33. Community EventsOSGIS 2004, Ottawa, Canada2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  34. 34. Community Events2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  35. 35. Community Events2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  36. 36. FOSS4G Conference● Annual event bringing together the OSGeo community● Events have been held in Switzerland, Canada, South Africa,Australia, Spain, United States● Growth in attendance from ~100 attendees in 2004 to~1,000 attendees● Regional events now in NA, Europe, India, S.Korea, Japan, and BA2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  37. 37. Sol Katz Award Awarded annually by OSGeo to thosethat have demonstrated leadershipin the community2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  38. 38. OSGeo Service Providers Small-medium sized companiesoffering professional support forOSGeo projects Becoming very important2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  39. 39. Is the Community Easy toWork With? “Is my bug fixed?” “The documentation is out-of-date” “Im new,...” “When is the next release?”2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  40. 40. Challenges avoid being NA-centric attracting innovative projects to participate attracting sponsorship to support thecommunity certification?2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  41. 41. What Does theCommunity Need? YOU! Helping with documentation Testing/providing feedback Answering questions on mailing lists Sharing your passion2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved
  42. 42. Thank you!Jeff McKennaPresident, OSGeo2013-04-25 | OSGeo 2013. All rights reserved

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