[OSGeo-Discuss] Letter form to Schools, Universities and Institutions against free(as beer) licenced SW

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Nov 2 02:37:31 PDT 2018

Hi Luigi ,

Thank you for your email on this important topic. Please feel free to make use of any background materials from the  open letter that I send in November 2017 to RGS (UK) requesting to support open principles in Geoeducation and include Open principles in the Geography Ambassador Program .

Details at http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2017-November/004296.html

I also send an open letter in June 2015 to AAG  to include Open Education principles and FOSS4G tools firmly in the ConnnectED concept to support the  Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T)

Details at https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/ica-osgeo-labs/2015-June/001742.html

It is important to make use of free and open source tools also in geoeducation, so there is no proprietary vendor lock in and students from economically poor communities worldwide can also benefit from entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities in GIS.

I am happy to volunteer any help that you need for this.

Best wishes,


From: Discuss <discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
Sent: 23 October 2018 23:31
To: SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA; Luigi Pirelli; qgis-user ML; qgis-developer; OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Letter form to Schools, Universities and Institutions against free(as beer) licenced SW

I'd like to offer my services to help write and/or review a jointly created template document which can be used across multiple regions.

Feel free to reach out to me one you get started.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 23/10/2018 11:38 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA wrote:

Hi Luigi. I can help with this. I think it can be a good thing to send this ideas to the GeoForAll list. We have a thematic group there (Teacher Training & School Education) that can take this up.


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geomática
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
(598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330

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Asunto: [OSGeo-Discuss] Letter form to Schools, Universities and Institutions against free(as beer) licenced SW


In Spain, but I suppone in every place of the world, there are many schools, universities or institutions that are dumped with free licences to their users. This happen especially in school and univerisities.

Do we have best practices (e.g letter templates) describing the effect to teach proprietary GIS sw respect open/free solutions?

whould be fine to have a template that could be enriched with national or regional laws.


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