[OSGeo-Discuss] Geo4All - Geography Awareness Week
Munich Orientation Convention
volksnav at volksnav.de
Tue Aug 16 03:38:54 PDT 2016
your point of view doesn’t cover all important aspects, for example the motivation to creativity.
The symbolical fee for education means no more than the following:
- it is a proven method to honor the inventor when the idea generates financial benefits.
- the agreement allows a controlled develop.
The actual message to the students is:
- Learn, learn, learn
- Don’t be creative. Nobody will honor this and you’ll be isolated.
- Ignore everything which seems not to be free or open, even if the idea comes from an inventor and not from a company and even if the idea could be helpful for you.
As already described, the target is a worldwide identical orientation standard for all orientation tools: signage, compasses with 12 directions, mapping, location codes, navigation devices, verbal expressions for emergency cases etc.
The Costa Concordia catastrophe happened because of a right/left confusion during 8 seconds: the captain gave instructions to the Indonesian steerman in Italian language (destra/sinistra). Imaginary clocks are used for more than 100 years also to avoid right/left and east/west confusions. They are free and open but nobody has been motivated to form a Convention. On 9/11, helpers didn’t know which one was the tower 1 or 2.
PET bottles and sunshine can transform dirty water to potable water “free and open”, but there is no motivation to promote this.
If my system would be “open”, this would automatically be an invitation to develop “better” standards: other dimensions (Chinese feet etc.), accuracy www.volksnav.de/nanometers, shapes (squares instead of circles), identification letters (c12 instead of m12 in Chicago), colors etc., destroying the original target.
I’d be more than glad if the Twente University would have the courage to surprise the experts being world’s first one to analyze the benefits of imaginary clocks outside of schools www.volksnav.de/UniTwente .
Von: b.j.kobben at utwente.nl [mailto:b.j.kobben at utwente.nl]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. August 2016 10:47
An: volksnav at volksnav.de; Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk; discuss at lists.osgeo.org; Standards at lists.osgeo.org
Betreff: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geo4All - Empowering academics and educators globally - requesting colleagues to share Geo4All ideas at Geography Awareness Week
Quote: " The license fee for educational purposes is symbolically EUR 1,- "
This implies there is also a (higher?) non-educational fee, and also means IMHO that this system can NOT be considered OPEN in the usual definition and is therefore not something OSGEO shoudl be involved with...
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From: Discuss <discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Munich Orientation Convention <volksnav at volksnav.de>
Date: Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 09:02
To: 'Suchith Anand' <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>, "discuss at lists.osgeo.org" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, "Standards at lists.osgeo.org" <Standards at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geo4All - Empowering academics and educators globally - requesting colleagues to share Geo4All ideas at Geography Awareness Week
The license fee for educational purposes is symbolically EUR 1,-
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