[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Standards] sponsoring / relevance / standard

Munich Orientation Convention volksnav at volksnav.de
Sun Oct 18 03:53:05 PDT 2015


Hi Cameron,


thank you for the kind support. According to Mahatma Gandhi, the stages for innovations are:


First they ignore you,

then they laugh at you,

then they fight you.

Then you win.


OGC didn’t reach the second stage.

>From my side, I’m open for any proposals in favor of the consumer, e. g. 50% of the humankind who think to be unable to read maps www.volksnav.de/YouAreHere.






Von: Cameron Shorter [mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com] 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 18. Oktober 2015 11:29
An: Munich Orientation Convention; Standards at lists.osgeo.org
Cc: isaac at volksnav.bi; libere at volksnav.bi; donatien at volksnav.bi; Scott Simmons
Betreff: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] sponsoring / relevance / standard


Hi Henrique,
I suspect that you would be better served to develop a standard under the umbrella of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
The OGC is specifically set up to develop spatial standards, where as OSGeo has a focus on Open Source geospatial software (which typically makes use of OGC standards).

Have you reached out to the OGC community yet? If not, I suggest getting in touch with them. I've CCed Scott Simmons from the OGC, who is also on this list.

Warm regards,

On 18/10/2015 7:30 pm, Munich Orientation Convention wrote:


Hello Jeff,


I'm deeply grateful that I've been invited to propose to this discussion forum the possibility to let the Munich Orientation Convention be an OSGeo standard. 


So Burundian authorities could discover and prove the benefits of the system. They have already effectuated the creation of the VolksNav S.a  www.volksnav.bi which will now be the local provider of better orientation tools. VolksNav S.a will also produce maps with clock based search grids and plans to reproduce all introduced systems in other African countries. Investors are already knocking on the door.


The dominoes will fall from there, the Convention will be a de-facto standard and OSGeo will have no relevance within this process.


I'd like to return the favor in 2016 as a sponsor. Would this be possible or are there restrictions on that?



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