IS EVERYONE HERE FAST ASLEEP? was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OKF / OSGeo response to the consultation on opening Ordnance Survey data

Chris Puttick chris.puttick at
Wed Feb 24 22:30:20 PST 2010

Sorry Jo; Schuyler, personally I hadn't realised a response would be necessary. I'd assumed it would be a given that OSGeo would be supporting this...

So +1 to what Jo said.

And come to think of it, +1 to what Schuyler said too!


----- "Schuyler Erle" <schuyler at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 16:26 +0100, Jo Walsh wrote:
> > dear all at OSGeo,
> > 
> > In sending this mail I'm following the protocol for letters of
> support 
> > coming from OSGeo:
> >
> > 
> > As you may have heard, there's a public consultation running in the
> UK
> > on options for open licensing national mapping data maintained by
> > Ordnance Survey.
> Is everyone on this mailing list dead? Or asleep? How is it that no
> one
> has responded to this inquiry yet? Have we not, at least some of us,
> been agitating for the proposed outcome for years? Does this issue
> not,
> at least in principle, affect us all? Have you all forgotten that
> "your
> software is awesome, but it's useless -- without data"?
> I want to go on record as being 100% in favor of OSGeo providing a
> letter of support for this response to the OSGB consultation. The
> principle of Open Public Data is completely in harmony with the
> ideals
> and objectives of the OSGeo Foundation. This is a chance for us to see
> a
> change for the better in Ordnance Survey policy, a change that will
> serve as a signal example to other NMAs around the world.
> *Please* simply respond to the previous email with at least a +1 or a
> single word of support, if you'd like to see the OSGeo Board respond
> to
> this request in the affirmative. *Please*, for the love of God, don't
> let us as a community deserve to be ashamed of ourselves for our own
> ungenerous apathy. According to the Board's protocol for such things,
> you only have a few hours, so pipe up now, while you have the chance.
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