my stupid questions (sorry for my long absence):
what exactly is OSGEO-PH? Is this some sort of umbrella-org for
geo-professionals only, or just 'one-geek-level higher' than osmph?
from the sound of it, it's not for amateurs (my impression only).
if any casual osmph member/mapper invites himself (crash-in by signing
up in the wiki) to a osgeo-ph chapter meeting, what exactly can he
or will he find himself surrounded by geo-gods talking linux & all
etc, finding himself out of place, not be able to participate? ;-)
what are the target (particular) profiles of attendees? if you know
what I mean (or if I know what I mean)? hehe, sorry for my ignorance.
OSGeo is an umbrella organization of many free and open source
geospatial software (i. e. QGIS, GRASS, Mapserver, etc.) . This is
not an elite community and participation is open to everyone. For a
simple analogy I look at it as:
OSM = open geo data
OSGEO = open geo software
We are also organizing local chapters (like osm-ph) to help spread the
use of OSGEO software. The group is very young and will take form
depending on how the group wants it to be . I am sharing the
meetup invitation here because in many osgeo local communities, osm is
an important project for them.
As for your question on the target profile, I actually don't know. I'm
still discovering who in the PH is using osgeo software. I use many
osgeo software (for work and for fun) hopefully this group can become
a venue for users/developers in the PH to share skills.