FOSS4G 2023

How to join OSGeo (for projects)
2023-06-29, 12:00–12:30 (Europe/Tirane), Lumbardhi

Welcome to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, proud hosts of FOSS4G, and advocate for free and open source geospatial software everywhere. This is a call out to open source software developers; please join OSGeo and help us help you!

Join OSGeo today:

  • Even just listing your project on the osgeo.org website is a great first step. Help us promote your technology so users can discover and enjoy your software.
  • The OSGeo “community program” gives project teams a chance to join the foundation with an emphasis on supporting innovation and new projects. The foundation provides some direct support, assistance along with endorsement and recognition from our board.
  • For established projects please join our “incubation program” to be recognized for excellence and as a full OSGeo committee.

Unlike other foundations OSGeo does not require that you give up or transfer any Intellectual Property; we simply ask that you be spatial, open-source, and open to participation.

This presentation gives clear instructions on how to join OSGeo, and representatives from recent successful projects will be on hand to answer your questions.

Tom Kralidis is with the Meteorological Service of Canada and longtime contributor to FOSS4G. He contributes to numerous projects in the Geopython ecosystem.

Tom is the co-chair of the OGC API - Records Standards Working Group, chair of the WMO Expert Team on Metadata, and serves on the OSGeo Board.

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Jody Garnett is an open source developer and advocate working with GeoCat BV. He has over 20 years experience consulting, training, building solutions, and guiding technology development. Jody is on the steering committee for the GeoTools, GeoServer and JTS projects, and volunteers as chair of the OSGeo Incubation Committee.

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