[OSGeo-Discuss] any news on Eclipse Location Industry Working Group?

Duarte Carreira DCarreira at edia.pt
Tue Oct 30 05:50:46 PDT 2012

Jody, thanks for the concise update.

I like the way Eclipse Foundation is able to link different membership levels and fees. Don’t know if that is feasible in OSGeo’s case but is certainly appealing… pity there are no IBMs in our facebook friends! Maybe if we linked GeoServer to WebSphere or Maximo… ;)


De: Jody Garnett [mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com]
Enviada: terça-feira, 30 de Outubro de 2012 11:23
Para: Duarte Carreira
Cc: discuss at lists.osgeo.org
Assunto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] any news on Eclipse Location Industry Working Group?

Have there been any progress on links with this new geo centred open source
foundation group?
Arnulf covered the formal arrangements.
How is this going to affect the official osgeo's projects? Will there be
common projects to both foundations? If so, will there be 2 repositories?
Will funding raised by Eclipse LIWG reach projects on OSGeo?
My take is that OSGeo is focused on fostering open source spatial, our mandate allows us to work with projects wherever we find them (LocationTech, Apache etc…).

I got to cover this in a recent presentation on OSGeo and Incubation (http://how2map.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/osgeo-incubation-start-of-something.html). Hopefully I did the topic justice.
It seems a discussion started on this but ended up disussing an embassador
role... did anyone attend their 1st meeting after all?
I have been attending the LocationTech meetings, the uDig project I work on has a proposal<http://locationtech.org/proposals/user-friendly-desktop-internet-gis-udig> to join LocationTech (in part because it is an Eclipse RCP project). So far it has been educational experience comparing the incubation process between the foundations (and a bit of a pain selecting a license<http://udig-news.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/udig-change-to-epl-and-bsd-license.html> compatible with the Eclipse foundation).
Just trying to figure this new reality out...
I think it is the same reality :-)

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