[OSGeo-Discuss] Defining a GIO position (or attmepting to . . .)

Norman Vine nhv at cape.com
Wed Oct 16 08:56:33 PDT 2013

On Oct 16, 2013, at 11:34 AM, "Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul)" <bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:

> Arnie,
> Vendor lock-in, or rather preventing it, would be a strong second as far as reasons go, but it's not really applicable to describing a positions work items (I don't think) and seems like it might be closer to a policy issue (in my mind).
> Thanks for the feedback.
> Bobb


I would argue that one needs an OpenSource Reference implementation to 
vet adherence to any OpenStandard

In fact I would go even further and say that any new OpenStandard proposal
should be accompanied by an OpenSource implementation before acceptance
as such


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Arnie Shore [mailto:shoreas at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:04 AM
>> To: Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul)
>> Cc: osgeo-discuss (discuss at lists.osgeo.org)
>> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Defining a GIO position (or
>> attmepting to . . .)
>> Well, adherence to standards is integral to the issue of
>> interoperability, a critical project success factor in this
>> increasingly interconnected world.
>> And, there's no motivation for vendor lock-in, since the revenue
>> protection motivation (usually!) doesn't exist.  (I can tell you
>> re all of the verbiage I've excreted in a prior life justifying
>> sole-source procurements.)
>> Also, possibly important for the devout among us is that the Good
>> Lord must love standards;  She made so many of them!
>> AS
>> On 10/16/13, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul)
>> <bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I wonder if I could get some feedback on the following
>> statement, I'm
>>> looking for the other side of the argument (I know it's hard to
>> put
>>> yourself there  :c).
>>> "Open Source software enforces standards" ... <snip />
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