[Board] [OSGeo-Standards] OGC MoU and Individual Membership slots

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 08:01:02 PST 2017

Thanks for the update - I have personally noticed the OGC being more open.
How are the OGC membership reacting to the change? Are they enjoying
additional feedback?

I still feel that OSGeo service as a voice for the open source industry,
which often get's bottle necked on standards an interoperability. I have
been concerned recently with a push towards proprietary java script apis
that our industry will need to re-lean the value of open standards.

I feel I am missing something on the nudge nudge. I trust our
representatives are behaving in a professional/responseive manner.

Jody Garnett

On 6 February 2017 at 06:25, Arnulf Christl <arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net>

> 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,
> Arnulf
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_Membership
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