[Board] preparing the GEO - OSGeo partnership

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 04:10:31 PDT 2016

Hi Dirk,

A question I suggest asking when drafting a MOU is "What is the point of 
the MOU?"

What are both organisations hoping to achieve which can be done better 
by working together than separately?

Likely there will be some goals which both organisations share, and if 
organisations align, then the combined resources will achieve the goals 

On 30/08/2016 7:02 PM, Dirk Frigne wrote:
> Dear board,
> as decided on the board meeting, I will work on a partnership between
> OSGeo and GEO.
> Here are some points that can be embedded in the MOU (or partneragreement)
> If you have any suggestions, comments, please let me know, so I can take
> these with me.
> (Draft version)
> 1.    OSGeo promotes collaborative development of open source geospatial
> software.
> 2.    GEO Promotes Broad Open Data Policy
> 3.    GEO through the GEOSS Common infrastructure has access to approx
> 150 Open data data providers reaching approx 200.000 ml resources.
> 4.    OSGeo has, as an organisation of individual members, a very strong
> network for outreach trough our mailing lists, code sprints and FOSS4G
> conferences.
> 5.     OSGeo has through her GEO4All channel the possibility to address
> students and academic researchers with training material and OSGeo
> software tools.
> 6.     OSGeo and GEO through their partnership could benefit each other
> in leveraging the use of the resources for applications using open
> source software and open data.
> Dirk

Cameron Shorter
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