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

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at
Wed Feb 24 22:40:48 PST 2010

Ditto - it seemed sort of so obvious that I assumed Our Board would  
just Do the Right Thing.



On Feb 25, 2010, at 1:30 AM, "Chris Puttick" <chris.puttick at 
 > wrote:

> 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!
> Chris
> ----- "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.
>> SDE
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