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

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Thu May 16 01:24:09 PDT 2013


I agree, that splitting e.g. email conversations does not make much
sense, I have no problem to continue here (as long as people are not
bothered too much).

But what might be looking as minor topic from your part of world, is
very hot topic at the opposite part. Visiting several conferences last
year, I had a feeling, that OSGeo is taken as "some U.S. non-gov, which
is not interested about problems we are facing in Europe". And believe
me, there are/were lots of problems regarding INSPIRE implementation.
This is also not true, OSGeo projects are doing a lot for INSPIRE, but
how is not actively seeking the informations, he will not find them.

Having committee for that, OSGeo would express, that this as one of the
key topics and that OSGeo has direct contact point for this kind of

But this is just my point of view


Dne 16.5.2013 09:55, Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. napsal(a):
> Hi Cameron,
> I have no problems keeping the discussions about SDI on discuss-list as
> long as the traffic does not increase to bothering people here. I see
> this move as an indicator for the relevance of the SDI topic and hope it
> will result in a (massive) push of this topic in OSGeo (and local
> chapters e.g. D-A-CH aka. FOSSGIS e.V.)
> Marco
> Am 16.05.2013 05:53, schrieb Cameron Shorter:
>> 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:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/SDI_Committee
>> *Goals*
>> * 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.
>> /*Methods*
>> * 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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