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

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Thu Apr 13 21:24:38 PDT 2017


Venka,

the MoU looks good to me - I have added it to the MoUs in preparation

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_OSGeo_All

and created a draft wiki for it

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_STP

If there are no objections, I suggest that you start a motion and voting on Loomio - we don’t have to wait 
until the next meeting. Once it is signed, the optional photo of signing it and the hardcopy should be posted on the wiki.

Helena

> On Apr 12, 2017, at 9:22 PM, Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp> wrote:
> 
> 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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Helena Mitasova
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Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
and Center for Geospatial Analytics
North Carolina State University
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