The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is the world’s largest geospatial ecosystem benefiting not just millions of users globally but also hundreds of thousands of organisations globally from big organisations like Google to smaller companies like esri, Envitia etc are all benefiting from this rapidly expanding ecosystem.
Open source software and open data are the backbone that underpins much of the service delivery across the public, private and consumer sectors of the world economy. Governments, industry ,start-ups are leveraging open source software and open data to accelerate innovation in Geospatial. Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the ICT sector is huge as many studies have shown. Open source is not only a catalyst for business growth, but also a key driver and enabler of future success for many startups today.
Google has shared thier annual Open Source Report Card, highlighting thier most popular projects, statistics and detailing some of the projects they have released in 2016.
I thought it is really good idea and it will be good if more organisations start producing their annual Open Source report cards. So I request volunteers to help us produce a simple webform which can be outputted to a website with search facilities etc for collating information that will help all business and government organisations to produce thier annual open source report card . We will also link this website with GeoForAll website and archive it etc.
The main information we need are
* Name of Organisation
* Name of Contact person
* Email of contact person
* Which open source projects have your organisation contributed with details/links etc
* Which open source codesprints, conferences, events have you supported this year
* Plans for next year
We will be pleased to collate and publish this as an annual special edition for Geo4All newsletter.
Could anyone help us with this. Please let Nikos or myself know if you are interested . Thanks in advance.
Dr. Suchith Anand
Geo for All – Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science