[Board] [OSGeo-Discuss] time for inspire committee at osgeo?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed May 15 20:53:41 PDT 2013

I think it great to hear people wanting to work on / solve INSPIRE / SDI 
type issues, but isn't that a large part of what we do as core business 
at OSGeo? Maybe it would be best to avoid splitting off another list, 
and keep conversation on osgeo-discuss

Looking at Goals/Methods on the wiki: 

* Coordinate efforts of development teams
/--- Yes, done under the OSGeo banner./

* Help to make OSGeo software stack the best choice for SDIs implementation
/--- Yes, done under the OSGeo banner.

/Promote OSGeo software stack, as the best choice for SDIs implementation
/--- Yes, done under the OSGeo banner.

* Checklists
* Tests
* Reference implementations
/Could be done under an OSGeo banner/

* Relevant case studies
/Yes: //http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Case_Studies/

On 16/05/2013 5:23 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
> OK,
> Let's call it "OSGeo SDI committee"
> To board: There was proposal to start new committee at OSGeo, which
> would be focused (as Jeff and Serena pointed out) at SDI in general.
> Now, INSPIRE is big issue to most OSGeo projects and this committee
> would take care on it, but it should be focused, as mentioned, more general.
> I'll start some wiki page about it and add new item to our agenda for
> the next meeting.
> Jachym
> Dne 15.5.2013 17:48, Jeff McKenna napsal(a):
>> Hi Jachym,
>> This is a great idea, and I agree is missing as a direct goal by the
>> existing OSGeo committees.  As Serena mentioned, it should be focused
>> on SDIs in general.  Would you be willing to start a wiki draft of
>> this SDI committee? (containing goals, responsibilities, communication
>> methods, structure [chair, members],...)
>> You can then take that to the Board for their thoughts.
>> Thanks for championing this for OSGeo.  (I agree, INSPIRE may be EU
>> focused but it affects all of our projects, and there could be other
>> global directives that this committee could help guide OSGeo through).
>> -jeff
>> On 2013-05-15 8:17 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm working on some presentation about OSGeo relationship to
>>> INSPIRE directive (some preliminary czech version of presentation,
>>> which should be presented at this years INSPIRE conference [1])
>>> And it came to my mind, that OSGeo does not have any body, related
>>> to INSPIRE [2]
>>> While I agree, INSPIRE is mainly EU-only topic, I think,
>>> implementing INSPIRE has big market potential and software, which
>>> does not indicate support for INSPIRE is banned from to be used in
>>> public organizations in EU. I believe, also "rest of the world" can
>>> profit from changes, necessary to be implemented in EU.
>>> Therefore I would consider INSPIRE committee in OSGeo as important
>>> body, which would coordinate efforts of OSGeo projects towards
>>> INSPIRE, so that we could declare: OSGeo projects are INSPIRE ready
>>> or we are working on it.
>>> Any opinions to this? I'm personally usually against forming "yet
>>> another committee", but in this case, I do not see the topic to be
>>> covered and it really is important issue here.
>>> Jachym
>>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE_conference_2013-paper [2]
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE
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