[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo/LocationTech relationship

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 13:57:08 PST 2015

> Oh, as some privately enjoy writing to me and saying I am wrong, well yes,
> I am often wrong, but at least I am speaking publicly, and trying so hard
> always to make sure that OSGeo and FOSS4G are properly represented.

I also fear that my only real skill as a community leader is being wrong in
public before anyone else can get there :)

Last year (was it last year already) Paul provided a list of possible
conference planning organizations, and much of our current discussion was
played out on this email list. My understanding (forgive me for not paying
attention) was that OSGeo did not pick a conference planning organization.
Leaving (or recommending) each LOC to consider this option for themselves.

I like LocationTech approaching each LOC as working with a conference
planning organization should reduce risk and stress. Do you happen to know
if each one of the bids includes a conference planning organization?

I do not think LocationTech has changed between 2013 and now - although I
am pleased to see more projects and organizations join.  I do not think it
as simple as both OSGeo and LocationTech playing in the same pond, right
now each organization is set up to support different kinds of projects. The
fact that both parties share a common goal of promoting open source spatial
technologies simply provides common ground.
Jody Garnett
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