Welcome to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, this presentation is on how we actually get work done as volunteers. This presentation covers the 'lay of the land' introducing our committees, local chapters and projects and describes how each one is organized. More importantly we will look at how each group makes decisions, from the scruffy friendly system administration team who handle your infrastructure requests, to the OSGeo board making final calls on budgets and funding. We will introduce your guides (by name with pictures) the foundation officers and committee chairs who facilitate all that we do. OSGeo is best done close to home - setting up a local chapter allows regions (or languages) to support each other grow. We will look at how a local chapter is set up, and several successful local chapters. Please keep in mind that we are all in this together, attend this talk to see how you can get started (or be more effective) in the OSGeo community.