getting in touch from the OSArch project  since we've been talking
about where we want to OSArch project to go and how it should be
organised . We've noticed how successful and stable OSGeo seems to be
and would like to know more about how that's been achieved and what we
can learn from it as our organisation grows.
as the name suggests, we're interested in open source and free software
in the AECO space. Maybe the name is misleading - we're not just about
architecture but the whole built environment. We're starting to see
opportunities for applying for funding but that's a bit hard when we're
not really an organisation and have barely started stating clearly what
our golas and priorities are.
For now I guess
I'm just saying hi to hear who would be interested in talking to us
about these things. At some stage in the hopefully near future we'd love
to see or make a presentation about how OSGeo got where it is today and
what we can learn.
Jody Garnet recently
mentioned some requirements OSgeo has above and beyond OSI. I'd love to
read about them. Jody, can you tell me where I can read more about that?
Of course you're all welcome to talk to us on our forum and visit the wiki.
There are a couple presentations, but the key thing is the checklist we use during our incubation process.
The theme is to recognize that open source and free software are just a license, primarily focused on software distribution. As a group we experiment with taking that "open" attitude and see it applied to other aspects of software and community development.