[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo/LocationTech relationship

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Sun Nov 15 11:05:51 PST 2015

Nevertheless in my simple and neligible opinion and understanding OSGeo
never wanted to organize any apache event.

If valuable OSGeo members want to host and organize foss4g they can
certainly do in their name or in the name of their local chapters leaving
out LocationTech from the bussines. If LT want to be at the osgeo event
they can send proposal and see if they will be accepted and then they are
always welcome as a sponsor.

If we can see that "osgeo" and LT are "sister" organizations then LT could
also have a free both and be listed as partner along with other

Otherwayaround why LT does not organize its own event and then let it be
organized by osgeo?

Il 15/Nov/2015 18:48, "Andrea Ross" <andrea.ross at eclipse.org> ha scritto:

> On 13/11/15 15:42, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> On 13 November 2015 at 14:24, Jeff McKenna
>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>>> why would you create a separate
>>> foundation with the exact same goals, and then later come back to the
>>> other
>>> foundation saying "no, we love you.  Give us the right to run your
>>> event".
>> Bang!
>> Jeff, thank you.
>> Best regards,
> Jeff, Mateusz
> I have answered this in my other email but I'll repeat here too in case
> it's helpful. LocationTech was founded, by many of the same founders and
> champions of OSGeo, to fill a gap. It has done a pretty good job of this. A
> bunch of what it does, isn't getting done elsewhere and is needed. None of
> this was intended to harm OSGeo in any way, and so far as I can see, hasn't
> even after 3 years. Feel free to provide any evidence you can offer to the
> contrary.
> People can and do participate in both OSGeo & LocationTech all the time.
> This is a good thing. It absolutely isn't a zero sum scenario. The mutually
> reinforce each other rather than detract from one another.
> Apache existed before OSGeo so the same argument could be used there.
> While I can see how it plays to emotions, I'm not sure it's a useful
> argument.
> Andrea
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