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

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Fri Apr 14 17:22:18 PDT 2017


On 4/15/2017 3:07 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> 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?)

Thanks. "Growth Labs" [1] is the name of the incubation facility managed 
by STP
India where several companies are currently under business incubation.

Best

Venka

[1] https://scitechpark.org.in/business-incubation/growth-lab/
>
> --
> 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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