[Board] Anything for discussion here?

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Mon Dec 5 07:07:26 PST 2011


Hi All,

I guess that most people caught this article a couple of weeks ago:
http://www.mikealrogers.com/posts/apache-considered-harmful.html

It got me wondering about the way that foundations need to change with
time, and whether we should be taking on board any of it with regards to
OSGeo. Disclaimer- I'm not asking because I think we're going down the same
lines, I'm genuinely just using the article as a springboard for
discussion.

My two pence worth- the point about lowering of barriers to entry is an
interesting one. Projects don't necessarily need someone big  to provide
infrastructure these days, they can do it in an adhoc way- so in that
world, what does OSGeo do for the projects? What should we be doing?

I think we have a wider remit in some ways- in that we're trying to provide
educational materials and foster local chapters- I don't imagine Apache
does a lot of that these days!

Anyhow, just wondering out loud really- further thoughts appreciated!

All the best

Jo

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