[Live-demo] recognizing software foundations and associations

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sat Jun 17 10:54:20 PDT 2017

I also acknowledge that I am on the steering committee of LocationTech.
Marc has encouraged LocationTech projects (such as JTS, Spatial4J, uDig) to
take part in OSGeo Live. I was also not sure if there is a way to list the
various cloud processing technologies - which are an important part of our
larger open source spatial ecosystem - but understandably hard to demo

If you have any questions on the relationship between LocationTech and
OSGeo please speak with Michael Smith (who is the OSGeo representative with

Jody Garnett

On 17 June 2017 at 10:47, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cameron has also passed on my request to brand projects with their
> respective association if applicable. Examples include: LocationTech,
> KDE.org, gvSIG Association, QGIS.org association, Natural Earth, OGC and
> others?
> My reasoning as an OSGeo board member is based on our goals at OSGeo, of
> not only promoting open source, but going beyond to promoting an open
> approach to software development.
> The key difference between the community projects (that are open source)
> and our osgeo projects - is that they are subject to additional standards
> and expectations defined by our organization. Our OSGeo standards, as we
> recently witnessed with rasdaman, can be very hard to meet. By contrast
> projects such as marble have been subject to very high standards as part of
> their participation in KDE.org (making meeting our OSGeo requirements
> rather easy by comparison).
> A project that has joined a foundation, or created its own association, is
> making a far stronger commitment to both itself and its users then one that
> is simply placed on github. We want to promote this level of maturity where
> we can - one way to do so is support the work of others in the software
> development field that sare making a difference.
> I also wanted to ask what the osgeo live relationship is with OSM and
> naturalearthdata.com? Both of these represent vibrant partnerships around
> data, rather than projects and I wondered if we could recognize them in a
> similar fashion?
> This discussion is not limited to the OSGeo live project, the website has
> a page for partners which will feature many of the organizations listed
> above and their relationship with OSGeo.
> - https://projects.invisionapp.com/d/#/console/10783291/237925202/preview
> - https://projects.invisionapp.com/d/#/console/10783291/237925201/preview
> --
> Jody Garnett
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