[Board] MoU between Science and Technology Park, India and OSGeo Foundation

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Wed Apr 12 18:22:30 PDT 2017


On 4/13/2017 1:49 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> It is not the editing, it is the discussion back and forth that is
> important - I am just proposing the changes above, what do you think?

As I mentioned in my earlier e-mail, the wordings of the STP-OSGeo MoU are
almost same as our MoU with LH Corp. (Korea) [1].

Comments about the suggested changes below;
> I have a copy of word, but playing duelling attachments on the email list
> is a recipe for confusion. Do you want to move to gogole doc, or windows
> live/drive/whatever it is called.

The draft MoU is available on Google drive at
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ROmR6-GGXmpvIRk7MnGaHOYChFywaobGTHKcrVVdRH0/edit

See comments below;
>>> BEFORE:
>>>
>>> * Positive effort to activate utilization of Open Source Geospatial
>>> technologies in government, industry and academic in India, including STP.
>>>
>>> AFTER:
>>>
>>> * Positive effort to *actively use and contribute to open source
>>> geospatial
>>> technologies* in government, industry and academic in India, including
>>> STP.

Changed

>>>
>>> BEFORE:
>>>
>>> STP has been supporting and advancing Indian national spatial data
>>> infrastructure and developing and operating related geospatial systems,
>>> through various technical projects, business incubation and academic
>>> activities at local, regional, national and international levels.
>>>
>>> AFTER:
>>>
>>> (remove this as it is just information about STP and has nothing to do
>>> with
>>> the agreement between the two parties)

Rather than removing information about STP, I have added information 
about OSGeo.
This is in consideration that the MoU will be viewed by people who are 
neither aware
of STP or OSGeo.

>>>
>>> BEFORE:
>>>
>>> The purpose of this MoU is to establish collaborative relationship between
>>> STP and OSGeo.Both parties to this MoU share the goal of developing
>>> collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government
>>> organizations in Open Source Geospatial software and data in India.
>>>
>>> AFTER: removed data since we are not an open data organization, only
>>> software, You can collaborate with a community, not with software.
>>>
>>> The purpose of this MoU is to establish collaborative relationship between
>>> STP and OSGeo.  Both parties to this MoU share the goal of developing
>>> collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government
>>> organizations *with the* open source geospatial software *community* in
>>>
>>> India.

Changed. but I think keep "data" is OK since I consider OSGeo as a big 
*supporter* of
Open Data and as Schuyler had said "our software will be useless without 
data"

Best

Venka

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_LH_Corporation

>>>
>>> --
>>> Jody Garnett
>>>
>>> On 11 April 2017 at 03:53, Venkatesh Raghavan <
>>> raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
>>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Dear Board,
>>>>
>>>> I have been in discussion with Science and Technology Park, India [1]
>>>> to foster and promote OSGeo in government, industry and academia
>>>> in India.
>>>>
>>>> STP has been using OSGeo software and Open data in various of its
>>>> projects and has also help several startups to our software.
>>>>
>>>> STP also partners with several international organizations including
>>>> LH Corporation (Korea) with who we have a MoU since 2015.
>>>>
>>>> At my f2f with Dr. Jagdale, Director General of STP, we discussed
>>>> about MoU with OSGeo in the similar lines of LH corporation [2].
>>>>
>>>> I am attaching a draft MoU and request approval of the board.
>>>> If the MoU is approved, the signing by all parties can be scheduled
>>>> in the beginning of May, 2018 when I will be visiting STP.
>>>>
>>>> I had added the agenda item to out board meeting tomorrow [3}
>>>>
>>>> Best
>>>>
>>>> Venka
>>>>
>>>> [1] https://scitechpark.org.in/
>>>> [2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_LH_Corporation
>>>> [3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2017-04-12
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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