[Board] OGC MoU and Individual Membership slots

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Mon Feb 6 06:25:41 PST 2017

Dear Board,
this is to update you on the activities around the MoU with the OGC.

Currently four OSGeo members have access to closed OGC groups through 
the Individual Membership slots as per the MoU with the OGC [1]. There 
are currently two vacant slots so there seems to be no need to remove 
any of the current members (even although they give way less feedback 
about what they are doing than agreed on in the rules (nudge, nudge)). 
Every now and then activity can be seen, if only be inference.

Also, the OGC has opened up considerably and more and more standards 
work groups chose to work with public repositories and allowing public 
comments early in the process. So maybe the need for this informal 
committee is decreasing would mean that we accomplished our mission. But 
for now we keep things running as they are.

Michael Gerlek stepped down from the selection committee (ages ago), but 
I never got around to reporting this. Thanks Michael for all the good 
work and support!

Bruce Bannerman has kindly offered to step up and help out with the 
selection progress of OSGeo individuals, to function as a second liaison 
officer to the OGC and help out with list administrivia. Thanks, Bruce!

Anything else you need to know please contact Bruce or myself through 
this list or individually.

Thanks & all the best,

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

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