[OSGeo-Discuss] OGC liaison memberships
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu May 30 13:31:15 PDT 2013
+1 from me too.
Based on the depth of valuable feedback that OGC received from OSGeo
regarding Geoservices REST API, with Adrian being a significant
contributor, I believe that we have a good argument to ask for voting
rights. (We might not get it, but at least we should ask).
On 31/05/2013 4:35 AM, Adrian Custer wrote:
> On 5/30/13 2:54 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> According to http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_membership we have open
>> It seems that Arnulf and Michael can authorize it. There are some
>> restrictive conditions on OGC individual memberships which is what
>> this is.
>> You should confirm you are going to fit.
> Indeed that is my current status: the 'you can do all the work but
> can't vote' level of membership.
>> It isn't clear that these memberships imply you exactly speak for OSGeo
>> though you can certainly give your affiliation as OSGeo.
> Right. I could only 'speak for OSGeo' on any particular topic when,
> after discussion, OSGeo has formulated one, or probably several,
> positions on any issues. In general I would speak as 'one of the horde
> of free software actors'.
>> 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>
>>> Hey all,
>>> As I remember it, OSGeo has been granted a number of liaison
>>> (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
>>> 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
>>> debacle). Now I am considering making this work and my association
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> contributing effectively to their work.
>>> Adrian Custer
>>> Discuss mailing list
>>> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
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