Supporting Free and Open Source Software
I was in a session yesterday that discussed the need to allow for more truly local teams to develop and did some research. I am encouraged by the discussion on potentially removing artificial boundaries from the formation of loco teams. I did some research last night and found the following facts:
3,930,000 sq mi
3,794,101 sq mi
It is interesting that the US is slightly larger than Europe, but holds under half the population. In some cases states are larger than entire countries in Europe.
Texas — 2nd largest state
268,581 sq mi
94,060 sq mi
pop density 661.9/sq mi
While Texas almost three times larger than the United Kingdom it has less than half the population. Contrast that with a more dense state
New York State
54,556 sq mi
London – population
New York – population
Still a lower population than Texas, but it is more condensed and more similar to the UK in density. I strongly support the idea, but am concerned that we do so in a way that effectively addresses the issues of both geographic distance and population density. Its a tough task the LoCo Council and Community Council have and I am positive that the elected Ubuntu Leaders will make the best decision possible.