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

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed May 15 08:48:56 PDT 2013

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).


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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