[Open-education] Happy 9th Birthday, OSGeo and Thank you to the thousands of contributors who made this happen

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Feb 5 08:41:20 UTC 2015

This is also an opportunity to thank the selfless work and kind contributions of thousands of volunteer contributors (from educators to developers to translators).  In less than one decade, OSGeo software and technologies have become the major contributor for the global geospatial economy and used by millions of users in academia, governments and business worldwide and rapidly increasing.

On behalf of "Geo for All'   http://www.geoforall.org  , we are very grateful for all the thousands of volunteers for their contributions to open knowledge and being good global citizens by helping spread the benefits of geospatial software, education and opportunities to all. Central to "Geo for All" mission is the belief that  knowledge is a public good and Open Principles in Education will  provide great opportunities for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you to be part of Openness in Geoeducation http://www.osgeo.org/node/1494

Best wishes,

From: announce-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [announce-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jorge Sanz [jsanz at osgeo.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 3:24 PM
To: announce at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: [OSGeo-Announce] Happy 9th Birthday, OSGeo!

9 years ago today was the first ever meeting of the OSGeo foundation, in Chicago U.S.A. (http://www.osgeo.org/content/news/news_archive/open_source_geospatial_foundation_initial_press_release.html.html).  Thanks to those passionately involved back then, and the thousands contributing since, now our community has expanded and has reached many countries all over world.  Congratulations to everyone for continuing to share the passion for Open Source geospatial.

Here is a glimpse at some of the exciting events happening around the world this year:

 - OSGeo Code Sprint (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Code_Sprint_2015) 10-13 February, Philadelphia U.S.A.
 - FOSS4G-NA (https://2015.foss4g-na.org/) 9-12 March, San Fransisco U.S.A.
 - Bolsena Code Sprint (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Bolsena_Code_Sprint_2015) 31 May - 6 June, Bolsena Italy
 - FOSS4G-Europe (http://europe.foss4g.org/2015/) 14-17 July, Como Italy
 - FOSS4G (http://2015.foss4g.org/) 14-19 September, Seoul South Korea

Jeff McKenna
OSGeo Foundation President

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