[OSGeo-Discuss] [Geo4All] The Pledge – I support Open Principles for Science and Education for building a better world for everyone
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 05:31:15 PDT 2017
I feel a little uncomfortable about signing a pledge for Open
Science/Education, even though I believe in the principles behind it.
For me, I feel OSGeo/Geo4All outreach can be better focused on practical
A pledge is cheap. It is talk. I hold much greater value on seeing
action. Seeing people who write code, mentor communities, build and
maintain documentation, turn over builds, and so on. And I think you
will find people who are creating value by helping in practical ways
will gain much greater personal satisfaction than signing a pledge. So
I'd focus on working out ways to help people help others.
Warm regards, Cameron
On 16/7/17 9:28 pm, Suchith Anand wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Thanks for all ideas and inputs for our pledge for Open Science and
> Education principles . As promised, we will be launching this at
> FOSS4G-Europe 2017 . We look forward to work with all on this.
> Best wishes,
>  http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2017-June/003825.html
> *The Pledge – I support Open Principles for Science and Education for
> building a better world for everyone*
> I believe Science is a public good and quality education opportunities
> should be open and accessible for everyone.
> I will work to eliminate the digital divide and contribute to building
> up Open Knowledge for the benefit of all humanity, with special effort
> to enlighten future generations.
> I contribute my service for the betterment of all humanity using the
> guiding principles of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
> in building a better world for everyone.
> I will work to advance and increase Open Knowledge for the benefit of
> all humanity with special consideration of those less fortunate.
> I will be a voice for Open Principles in Science and Education and
> promote this pledge through my networks.
> 2017-07-15 11:49 GMT+02:00 Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>:
> > Hi Andrea,
> > Thank you for your inputs. I meant Openness in the broadest sense
> not just
> > software or data. I put “Geo” to have the emphasis on people and our
> > . I am interested in the philosophy of openness in education and
> > We are living at a time when our planet is struggling with major
> > such as climate change, deforestation, land degradation and loss of
> > agricultural land. While there is lot of technological advancements
> > happening, we still have not solved very basic fundamental problems
> . Even
> > today hundreds of millions of families are struggling from hunger and
> > malnutrition. It is not that we do not have the resources to solve
> > but we still are not able to bring full focus and determination for
> > this . Wealth inequalities are rising at a large pace. Wealth is
> > concentrated on few billionares while Billions of families are
> > for basic human needs everyday and do not have access to basic
> > (access to clean water, sanitation , electricity , quality education
> > opportunities etc) .
> > In some developing countries , it is a sad fact that corruption is a big
> > problem and the biggest sufferers are the poorest people.
> Corruption cannot
> > be fully solved by technology , or new laws or regulations (as the
> > and greedy will always find loopholes) but it needs spiritual
> awakening at
> > all levels and everyone should take a moral pledge to not to do any
> > unethical business practices either directly or indirectly. This is
> key to
> > end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and
> > prosperity.
> > Openness means being open to different perspectives ,ideas, viewpoints,
> > cultures and learning and improving to be a better human every day.
> We need
> > to be open to make the right choices now to protect our planet and
> > life in a sustainable way for our future generations.
> > Best wishes,
> > Suchith
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Andrea Giacomelli <pibinko at gmail.com>
> > Sent: 15 July 2017 8:41 AM
> > To: Anand Suchith; geoforall at lists.osgeo.org; discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> > Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The future of Geo is Open
> > Hi Suchit -
> > It is very unlikely that I will make it to FOSS4G-Europe, as we will be
> > quite busy during the Summer with projects here in Southern
> Tuscany...but in
> > relation to the the issue you would like to discuss I would like to
> ask if,
> > in addition to openness of Software and data you have been
> considering the
> > openness of the people who are in any case part of the system.
> > With our team we have been monitoring these aspects, and we have oftern
> > recorded the fact that the bottleneck towards progress in the open
> > comes from people (individuals, even before organizations).
> > I was hinting to this towards the end of our Apr 7 Geoforall/APSRS
> webinar<http://www.pibinko.org/the-recording-of-the-webinar-of-open-source-geomatics-environment-and-music-from-southern-tuscany/ >
> > .
> > I will be glad to further elaborate on the topic if you think this is of
> > interest, and I would also be interested to learn if other teams
> have been
> > considering this aspect.
> > Best regards
> > Andrea Giacomelli
> > http://www.pibinko.org<http://www.pibinko.org/>
> > info at pibinko.org<mailto:info at pibinko.org>
> > +39 331 7539228
> > P. IVA: 01582480537
> > 2017-07-06 10:24 GMT+02:00 Suchith Anand
> > <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>>:
> > Dear colleagues,
> > This is a request for help as I need inputs from the wider community
> to get
> > more ideas for my presentation at FOSS4G-Europe 2017 later this month.
> > My keynote presentation will be on “The future of Geo is Open” and I
> > like to invite ideas/inputs for this. It is also an good time to
> reflect on
> > the developments in Open Geospatial Science ,, as it is over a
> > decade now since we started working on the philosophy of Openness in
> > Geospatial Science and Education.
> > I am looking forward to discussing new ideas with you all at
> > 2017.
> > Best wishes,
> > Suchith
> > 
> > 
> > 
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