In line with OSGeo’s renewed vision to “Empower everyone with open source geospatial”, we seek to promote our activity not only though the hosting of events such as the [http://www.foss4g.org/ FOSS4G], but also proactively engage with the broader Geospatial Community in various forums.
Our mission is foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development.
Our partnership with GWF goes back to 2007 when OSGeo organized a well attended OSGeo session at Map World Forum (former avatar of GWF) in Hyderabad, India. OSGeo was an Institutional Partner at the first GWF held in Hyderabad, India in 2011 and also at GWF 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is a great pleasure to renew our partnership as Supporting Organization for [http://geospatialworldforum.org/ GWF 2016] and organize a special OSGeo Session at the event.
The conference will take place in Rotterdam 23 – 26, May 2016. As OSGeo we will have the chance to present our multifaceted activities and initiatives we support. We are very exited to have this opportunity showcase OSGeo projects to the participants of GWF. As an inclusive software foundation, we attach great important to be present at tech events like GWF and enhance our global impact and reach.
OSGeo will organise a full day event on May 24 and wishes to initiate a call for presenters promote our products and core values. Volunteers can contact [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dirkf Dirk Frigne], Vice-President, OSGeo Foundation to help organise the session. OSGeo will also be have a booth at the exhibition special 1 day pass for access to the exhibition area and OSGeo Session will be 25Euros.
More information to come on the [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Geospatial_World_Forum_2013 wikipage]
Look forward to meeting you all at GWF and wish the event a great success.
VP, OSGeo Foundation
=== About the Open Source Geospatial Foundation ===
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It provides an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit.
OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration. The Foundation’s projects are all freely available and usable under an OSI-certified open source license.