[Board] The "impartiality" agenda item

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 04:05:48 PDT 2012

Martin I really do not need my ever word questioned.

The topic was (to my recollection) brought up in passing by yourself,
Cameron and myself. It has also been a source of friction with other
projects seeking to join OSGeo.

Jody Garnett

On 09/08/2012, at 5:29 PM, Martin Desruisseaux
<martin.desruisseaux at geomatys.fr> wrote:

> Right, I forgot that one. While I don't think that "several of the
> lists" is accurate.
> Le 09/08/12 15:54, Jody Garnett a écrit :
>> It was discussed on several of the lists Martin, in general I am
>> trying to keep discussion in the open.
>> Here is a reference from geotools-devel:
>>> We asked for OSGeo incubation without success; this gave to Geotk a
>>> competitive disadvantage unrelated to the technical merits of each
>>> projects. We though that OSGeo could help building a community; the
>>> other point of view was that the community shall exist before a project
>>> get incubated. Apache is providing us a community, while Geotk could
>>> provide them code base. This looks like a win-win relationship for us.
>>> This can also be a win for the open source ecosystem, by increasing the
>>> spectrum of solutions available to the users. The impact on GeoTools is
>>> not necessarily bad, since projects don't have to write everything in
>>> the GIS world. GeoTools could delegate some services to projects who
>>> invested more in those areas, as you already do with JTS.

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