[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] OSGeo and LocationTech

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 13:38:52 PDT 2012

Andrew, I'm moving this conversation over to OSGeo Discuss list so that 
it has the opportunity for wider discussion.

Extracting from a conversation on the board email list ...

On 09/09/12 00:25, Andrew Ross wrote:
> If there is a close relationship between OSGeo & LocationTech, say 
> where there is a natural progression of projects into OSGeo and then 
> to LocationTech as they mature and look for corporate adoption & 
> contributions, the Steering Committee may see good value in financial 
> support. We are creating a program modelled after Friends of Eclipse 
> which enables individual sponsorship for a modest amount. This program 
> is designed to raise funds explicitly for the community. A close 
> relationship with OSGeo helping to direct those funds might make a lot 
> of sense.
> These are things going on at LocationTech in any case. Maybe they make 
> sense to get involved with or perhaps not. I'm glad to discuss if 
> there's potential.

Andrew, I'd like to suggest extending your thought to suggest that 
projects can be members of "OSGeo" AND "LocationTech" rather than OSGeo 
OR LocationTech. Any reason why that wouldn't work?

Cameron Shorter
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