[OSGeo-Discuss] Orientation standard

Carl Reed carl.n.reed at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 12:33:00 PDT 2015

Cameron -

Thanks for the clarifications.

Just one clarification to your clarifications: Esri was not looking for
royalty payments or some level of licensing. They had agreed to vest all IP
with the OGC so that the standard could have been released as an open
standard on a Royalty Free, non-discriminatory basis.



On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 1:27 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>

> Hi Henrique,
> It appears from your arguments that you are approaching the wrong people
> for support, and probably should be looking elsewhere.
> On 21/10/2015 12:41 am, Munich Orientation Convention wrote:
> The definition of these relevant urban poles is a result of many years of
> hard work and I claim intellectual property.
> If you are looking to charge for the use of your IP, then that IP would,
> by definition not be included in an Open Standard, and would be a hindrance
> to the Open Source Community.
> If you are looking to give away the IP, you still have to build up a
> groundswell of users wanting your proposed standard before there is a
> business case to switch. Just because it might be better (I'm not
> convinced, but you might be right) doesn't by itself attract users. The
> dvorak keyboard is better than qwerty, Esperanto is better than English,
> yet I am still writing English on querty keyboards.
>  is there the possibility to create a premium standard for premium
> members?
> Not according to history. ESRI tried and failed:
> http://www.itnews.com.au/news/open-source-crusade-blocks-geospatial-standard-345493/page0
> This is the last email I'll write on this subject.
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