[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo/LocationTech relationship

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Fri Nov 13 01:46:07 PST 2015

I agree, it is always good to collaborate with other organizations, as long
as the collaboration is clear, brings mutual benefits are and there are no
conflictual goals.

Which I think is still a topic for discussion: what is you actual final
aim? How do you want to achieve it?


2015-11-13 10:32 GMT+01:00 María Arias de Reyna <delawen+osgeo at gmail.com>:

> Hi Sandro,
> I agree with you. But I understand that people with less experience on
> free software are afraid (at the beginning) of freedom. It is a big
> step to take from closed software and not everyone is willing/brave
> enough to take it. That's why I say that it is understandable. Not
> that they are right to think so.
> In any case, to me we finally found the main difference between the
> two organizations. We can collaborate on the open field and work alone
> on the free field.
> To me, having other organizations collaborating is a good thing, as
> long as we understand the difference and don't merge too much (which
> is another possible step, but not something we decided yet to do). I
> think that in Spain we have a good example with Geoinquietos, which
> shares a lot with OSGeo (some people way it is the "white" brand of
> OSGeo in Spain) but still, it's different. So different that in some
> regions we have more in common with OSM than with OSGeo.
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 09:45:23AM +0100, María Arias de Reyna wrote:
> >
> >> And as wrong as they are, if their main focus is on
> >> bussiness, it is understandable they are afraid of freedom.
> >
> > I disagree on this point.
> > I've been make a living out of free software development for over a
> > decade now, and I know there are many people doing the same.
> >
> > Businesses do not need to be afraid of (software) freedom,
> > but I can see businesses based on distributing non-free software
> > wanting to be sure they can easily find cheap components to build
> > their black boxes, and thus offering hosting for such potentially
> > exploitable components.
> >
> > --strk;

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