What is a Local Chapter?
A Local Chapter is an Activity carried out by a group of OW2 members who join their efforts to promote the goals of the consortium within a community characterized by its geography or its language.
The Local Chapter is an OW2 Activity and, as for all OW2 Activities, its budget is covered by its direct participants. This comes on top of their membership fees. Some expenses however can be covered by the Consortium directly if the Board decides such expense is strategic for the Consortium at large.
A Local Chapter:
- promotes OW2 and develops membership locally through meetings, OW2 Web site localization, press communication,
- ensures the presence of OW2 in local events (trade shows, conferences, etc.),
- facilitates synergies for the local community (including access to -publicly funded- research projects, coordination with other Local Chapters.
- New members