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

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 11:07:12 PDT 2017


Thanks, that looks good. I made a couple small suggestions for you to
consider in the document.

I am happy to provide a +1, my suggestions were all about making the
language more direct and clarifications (I am not sure if growth lab and
geoforall lab are the same thing?)

--
Jody Garnett

On 12 April 2017 at 18:22, 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-GGXmpvIRk7MnGaHOYC
> hFywaobGTHKcrVVdRH0/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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>>>>>
>>>>>
>
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