Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 host city & Planning to make use of our FOSS4G conferences to launch new Educational initiatives every year

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Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 host city & Planning to make use of our FOSS4G conferences to launch new Educational initiatives every year

Suchith Anand
Congrats to Bonn Team and great work by Dublin Team.

I hope the Dublin Team will apply for FOSS4G 2017 Europe and build up your excellent efforts.

Also my humble suggestion for all LOCs (present and future) and to our wider community (hence ccing in) is that we see and make use of the global and regional conferences not just as events but excellent platforms to launch new initiatives.

When we hosted FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham, the energy and momentum build up the  whole LOC Team inspired me to launch "Geo for All" Education mission publicly without any funding or backup plan. When i look back at that email    i thought maybe i was very over ambitious (esp. the targets set for Africa) to put these big targets without any funding  but seeing the volunteer commitments put in by the whole LOC Team (who had worked hard over the whole year juggling their work and family commitments) and the wider FOSS4G community first hand, i was fully confident that we will achieve this over the years.

So my suggestion is that from now, we use our conferences (esp. the main global conference) to launch new initiatives . From "Geo for All" i can confirm that we will be happy to arrange one new educational initiative launch at each global FOSS4G conference. We will invite ideas from the community for this and select the best ones to announce and launch them.

Best wishes,


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Congratulation to Bonn team!

And thanks Dublin team for the great proposal & efforts.

Bonn team, if there is anything that Seoul team could help, feel free to ask us.


Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
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2015. 3. 4., 오후 1:38, Jachym Cepicky <[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>> 작성:

Congrats to Bonn!

Dublin: Great proposal. It was between two superb proposals (as usually last years). Thank you for your hard work.


st 4. 3. 2015 v 14:15 odesílatel Steven Feldman <[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>> napsal:
Congrats to Bonn

Reminder to the Bonn team from me (not board)

I would encourage you to offer the board a quick heads up on the level of advance funding you think you might need and when you will need it (e.g. a deposit for the venue)

Dublin, a great bid - don’t be discouraged. Why not consider applying for FOSS4G Europe 2017?



On 4 Mar 2015, at 13:10, Jeff McKenna <[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:

Thanks mpg (and for waking up early on the West coast to share this information), and thanks to both teams for all this effort.

Tomorrow the OSGeo Board will vote to approve this recommendation/decision.

I also value all of the questions and comments by the OSGeo Conference Committee members.  Very thorough.


On 2015-03-04 8:51 AM, Michael Gerlek wrote:
Thirteen of the 18 members of the committee having voted, the host city for the 2016 FOSS4G event will be:

Bonn, Germany

Congratulations to the Bonn team, and all our thanks to both the Bonn and the Dublin teams for all the work they put in to preparing their bids.


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