[OSGeo-Discuss] Fun Event in Victoria with mix of OSGeo/LocationTech projects
jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 10:54:21 PST 2015
I am glad this thread is encouraging communication.
As stated at the start I would like to do a better job of communication on
this one. I guess I can start by saying the two organizations have a much
stronger relationship than a Memorandum of Understanding. A MoU is often
the first stage of a formal contract, in this case the formal relationship
has been realized.
The result of this is that OSGeo is a member of LocationTech (see the list
of members here <https://www.locationtech.org/members>). And has provided a
representative to the steering committee meetings and speak on behalf of
(Is this kind of background useful - I feel I am being painfully
obvious/annoying on this one)
On 12 November 2015 at 11:01, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have not done the best at communicating lately, here is a write up from
> a fun event held last month in victoria -
> A really positive mix of OSGeo and LocationTech projects. In many cases
> this event was the first introduction to open source for those attending -
> making this an excellent outreach opportunity.
> I have gotten a number of private emails expressing concerns about
> LocationTech being involved in several of the foss4g bids. I guess I had
> the opposite concern last year when there was the joint OSGeo /
> LocationTech foss4gna conference. I was kind of embarrassed our behavior as
> a community - would prefer to see us as welcoming and supportive
> (especially as we had a first time organizer that could use our support).
> Jody Garnett
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