[FOSSGIS-Talk] OSGeo "Townhall Meeting" auf der EGU General Assembly 2014 in Wien [englischer Text]

"Peter Löwe" peter.loewe at gmx.de
So Apr 13 19:33:19 CEST 2014

Dear all,

[apologies for crossposting]

During the upcoming European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria  (27 April – 02 May 2014) the first OSGeo Townhall meeting will be hosted. The meeting is open to all participants of the EGU conference interested in Free and Open Source Software: 
Townhall Meeting 13: "OSGeo: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the Geosciences"

Date: Tue, 29 Apr, 19:00–20:00 hours
Venue: Room B13, EGU conference building

The role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in geosciences continues to grow. A driving factor for this is the interoperability among existing and future FOSS-tools, which is crucial to address new challenges like Big Data and the emerging field of Datascience.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. It provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.and serves as 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.
This Townhall meeting will be the opportunity to share our views on the current and future use of open source geospatial software for a better understanding of the Earth system and its changing environment.


Peter Loewe