[OSGeo-Discuss] OGC liaison memberships

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu May 30 10:54:42 PDT 2013


According to http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_membership we have open slots.
 It seems that Arnulf and Michael can authorize it.  There are some fairly
restrictive conditions on OGC individual memberships which is what this is.
 You should confirm you are going to fit.


It isn't clear that these memberships imply you exactly speak for OSGeo
though you can certainly give your affiliation as OSGeo.

It would be wonderful to use this mechanism to give you standing at OGC as
I know you will make good use of it.

Best regards,

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Adrian Custer <acuster at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> As I remember it, OSGeo has been granted a number of liaison memberships
> (six?) from the OGC. Are they all being used? If not, what would be the
> process to obtain one?
> In past years, I have been reluctant to officially represent OSGeo and so
> have paid for a membership on my own. Nonetheless, I have been pushing the
> OGC on openness, the consideration of free software, and issues arising
> from the 'OSGeo point of view' ever since I started participating at the
> OGC. I have also been acting unofficially as a bridge between the two
> organizations (with the good and bad that comes from that such as, in the
> last few days, being unable to announce the end of the 'GeoServices REST'
> debacle). Now I am considering making this work and my association between
> the two organizations more formal.
> Therefore, if you all are willing, and if a membership were available, I
> would like to take this on as a formal role and represent all of you at the
> OGC. It would mean I would show up to meetings and sign my authorship of
> whatever documents with the affiliation 'OSGeo'. In the future, I also
> would plan to lobby the OGC to grant OSGeo a formal vote in the proceedings
> of the technical committee. That will be hard to obtain since we will not
> be pitching in the mega-cash that the OGC needs to sustain their way of
> operating; however, it might be possible someday, especially if we start
> contributing effectively to their work.
> Sincerely,
>   Adrian Custer
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