[OSGeo-Discuss] [Incubator] Should OSGeo accept "benevolent dictator" projects into OSGeo?

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Sun May 8 05:33:56 PDT 2016

On 05/05/16 12:24, Peter Baumann wrote:
> OSGeo is entering new domains with rasdaman, which is: scientific
> research projects. Like some other communities, these have existed long
> before OSGeo, and have their own ethics, procedures, and rules. It is
> unlikely that science will change and give up freedom of research based
> on its principles well accepted by the whole community. If OSGeo intends
> to change these in general then maybe starting with rasdaman as an
> isolated item in a vast universe is not the optimal point.

AFAIK, there are many academics (including me), paid by grants or 
otherwise, that work on OSGeo projects, including for work paid with 
these grants, without this causing any problems. I have never seen any 
clash between the logic of the research community and that of OSGeo.


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