[Board] Fwd: [OSGeoLive] Question about starting a MOU orsimilar agrrement between GITA-SharedGeo and OSGeo

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 16:38:28 PST 2018


Up to now we have had one of our OSGeo members ask an organization if we
could list them as a friend, and then confirm with the board that this is
okay. The things I look for in considering this is if OSGeo already has a
close working relationship, and how a proposed organization's activities
support our goals as an organization (the events you listed are an example
of this).

For establishing a formal relationship, and signing an agreement, others on
this list are better equipped to answer.
--
Jody Garnett

On 14 February 2018 at 15:01, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) <
bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:

> All,
>
> Per Jodys suggestion below, I’m moving this thread about requesting a
> partnering agreement be be set up between OSGeo and GITA-SharedGeo.  Not
> sure if this should be considered two different requests or just one.  Both
> organizations are long time supporters of OSGeo in their own right.
>
> The desire to promote the OSGeo organization at the upcoming GITA
> conference (www.gitasw.org) has inspired this request.  There is also an
> upcoming SharedGeo sponsored conference (www.umgeocon.org/) that will be
> heavy on the OSGeo influcene in it’s presentations.  Both of these events
> would benefit as well as OSGeo.  There will also be more OSGeo influenced
> events in the future.
>
> What’s the process moving forward for setting up a partnering/sharing
> agreement?  This will make future advocacy of OSGeo much more streamlined
> in the future for GITA and SharedGeo
>
> Thanks
>
> bobb
>
>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From: *Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
> *Subject: **Re: [OSGeoLive] Question to the two of you about OSGeo Live
> and presentations*
> *Date: *February 14, 2018 at 4:43:40 PM CST
> *To: *"Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul)" <bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us>
> *Cc: *"live-demo at lists.osgeo.org" <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
>
> Please ask on the board list, we can make a description of the
> organization and add it to the website.
>
> --
> Jody Garnett
>
> On 5 February 2018 at 13:39, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) <
> bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:
>
>> Jody,
>>
>> Ok, what’s the process movning forward?
>>
>> bobb
>>
>>
>>
>> On Feb 5, 2018, at 3:23 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Bob we do have a spot for unsigned but proactive partners - we call them
>> friends :)
>>
>> If you are interested let's approach the board, with the information you
>> provided here, and set up a page for GITA (highlighting the good work, and
>>  open source advocacy) they do.
>>
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>>
>> On 1 February 2018 at 13:14, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) <
>> bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> Recieved this from the GITA admin conference contact:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jody and Cameron,
>>> Thank you for the assistance. Per your question: “Q: Does GITA have a
>>> partner relationship with OSGeo?”
>>>
>>> GITA does not have an MOU or similar in place with OSGeo.  However,
>>>
>>>
>>>    - GITA ran FOSS4G in Denver,
>>>    - SharedGeo runs all of GITA’s operations (we are the entity behind
>>>    the curtain),
>>>    - SharedGeo was the operational hosting organization for FOSS4G-NA
>>>    Minneapolis, and
>>>    - As you are probably aware, SharedGeo is one of the prime
>>>    supporters of the OSGeo GeoMoose project, last coordinating a $60,000
>>>    upgrade which resulted in GeoMoose 3.0.
>>>
>>>
>>> So going forward I hope you will think of the GITA-SharedGeo team as an
>>> unsigned, but very proactive partner.  We would very much like to
>>> officially promote OSGeo Live at the GITA Phoenix Conference:
>>> www.gitasw.org.  As such, the presentation by Bob, and the USNG track
>>> which follow will be open to the public for free.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Steve
>>>
>>> *Stephen D. Swazee Sr.*
>>> GITA Admin
>>> Office: 651-456-5411 <(651)%20456-5411>
>>> Cell: 612-239-6981 <(612)%20239-6981>
>>> admin at gita.org
>>>
>>> Website: www.gita.org
>>> 1360 University Ave. West, Suite 455
>>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=1360+University+Ave.+West,+Suite+455____%0D+%0D+St.+Paul,+MN+55104&entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> St. Paul, MN 55104
>>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=1360+University+Ave.+West,+Suite+455____%0D+%0D+St.+Paul,+MN+55104&entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> -4086
>>> USNG <http://mmdolbow.github.io/usng-gmap-v3/>: 15T VK 8529 7851
>>> Toll free: 844-447-4482 <(844)%20447-4482>  (844-GIS-GITA)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Is this enough info to use for setting up a Press release?  Should I
>>> start up something?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> bobb
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 1, 2018, at 1:09 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Bob, if ok with you, would you mind CCing this thread to live-demo
>>> <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org> <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>.
>>>
>>> I like Jody's idea of a news item. I suggest draft it up a joint
>>> OSGeo-Live/GITA press release at: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OS
>>> GeoLive#Press_Releases
>>>
>>> You could add a quote from GITA. Get a quote from one of the <big title>
>>> people at OSGeo Live to add legitimacy.
>>>
>>> "Angelos Tzotsos, chair of OSGeo Live and vice president of the OSGeo
>>> Foundation said ..." (assuming ok with Angelos)
>>>
>>> The press release can include an endorsement of the speaker's
>>> involvement with OSGeo-Live as an authoritative contributor.
>>>
>>> Cheers, Cameron
>>>
>>> On 2/2/18 4:04 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>>
>>> Quickest way is to get a thumbs up for OSGeo Live team, and ask them to
>>> make a blog post (https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/). Which is a
>>> good idea in any case.
>>>
>>> You could also add the date to the OSGeo events: http://osgeo.org/event
>>> s/
>>>
>>> Q: Does GITA have a partner relationship with OSGeo?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jody Garnett
>>>
>>> On 1 February 2018 at 08:23, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) <
>>> bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:
>>>
>>>> You two,
>>>>
>>>> I’m doing the OSGeo Live, Lighting Presentation here next month:
>>>>
>>>> https://gitasw.org/lightning-overview-of-the-best-geospatial
>>>> -open-source/
>>>>
>>>> And the organizers want to play up the OSGeo angle a bit more, what’s
>>>> the quickest way to get official recognition / permission to say that OSGeo
>>>> is advocating for the presentation?  The organizers want to send out a
>>>> promotional blast in a few days.  If it makes any difference, we’re
>>>> planning to also hand out preconfigured USBs at the event to each attendee.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> bobb
>>>>
>>>>
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