[OSGeo-Discuss] time for inspire committee at osgeo?

Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. marco.lechner at fossgis.de
Fri Aug 23 02:01:26 PDT 2013


with regard to this discussion, I added a BoF for OSGeo SDI/INSPIRE to
FOSS4G [1]. Place and time are not fixed yet. Feel free to add yourself
to the list of participants.



Am 15.05.2013 17:48, schrieb Jeff McKenna:
> Hi Jachym,
> This is a great idea, and I agree is missing as a direct goal by the
> existing OSGeo committees.  As Serena mentioned, it should be focused
> on SDIs in general.  Would you be willing to start a wiki draft of
> this SDI committee? (containing goals, responsibilities, communication
> methods, structure [chair, members],...)
> You can then take that to the Board for their thoughts.
> Thanks for championing this for OSGeo.  (I agree, INSPIRE may be EU
> focused but it affects all of our projects, and there could be other
> global directives that this committee could help guide OSGeo through).
> -jeff
> On 2013-05-15 8:17 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm working on some presentation about OSGeo relationship to
>> INSPIRE directive (some preliminary czech version of presentation,
>> which should be presented at this years INSPIRE conference [1])
>> And it came to my mind, that OSGeo does not have any body, related
>> to INSPIRE [2]
>> While I agree, INSPIRE is mainly EU-only topic, I think,
>> implementing INSPIRE has big market potential and software, which
>> does not indicate support for INSPIRE is banned from to be used in
>> public organizations in EU. I believe, also "rest of the world" can
>> profit from changes, necessary to be implemented in EU.
>> Therefore I would consider INSPIRE committee in OSGeo as important
>> body, which would coordinate efforts of OSGeo projects towards
>> INSPIRE, so that we could declare: OSGeo projects are INSPIRE ready
>> or we are working on it.
>> Any opinions to this? I'm personally usually against forming "yet 
>> another committee", but in this case, I do not see the topic to be 
>> covered and it really is important issue here.
>> Jachym
>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE_conference_2013-paper [2]
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE
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