[OSGeo-Standards] OSGeo representation at OGC

Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Mon Sep 3 14:42:32 EDT 2007

the WhereGroup is Principal Member of the OGF's successor OGC and will attend the meeting in Boulder, Colorado through myself. Thus at least one board member is there with some formal influence. Plus a Mapbender Open Source project PSC member and an Incubation Committee member and a Visibility and Promotion committee member and a Conference Committee member. All packed up in one schizo. I am OSGCeo. Would you please stop laughing. Thank you. 

I hope that Jeroen and Michael will also be there and one of them or all of us together manage to put together a management summary for the RESTful of "us". 

Following up on previous discussions in this list I would be happy to bring up any issues that require a Technical or Planning Committee membership position (obviously only if you can convince me or any of my other personalities of its relevance). 

I have also talked with Mark Reichardt and we plan to meet in Boulder to discuss OGC and OSGeo involvement. We talked ourselves into also meeting in Victoria given that OGC staff is present (which i very much hope, most of them are they are nice individuals). If you are interested in joining us please let me know (and bring your OSGeo membership card, else there is no admittance). It will take place in a closed room, no microphones, no IRC, no cell phones, signed NADs and I will likely sell my OSGeo shares to some Big Web Service Corporation. But this is off topic. Oh, while i am at it: vote for me if you are a multi million OGC member, i currently apply for a round on the OAB (Open Architecture Board) because i am thoroughly bored and want to make sure that i really don't get anything done well. 

Btw. - all the RESTlessness refers to this page:

One of the highest traffic pages in the Wiki for the past month. From an architecture perspective this is something that i would very much like to have discussed in this standards mailing list. If you feel like adding anything - please feel free. 

Which brings me to my last point. There it is again and again - the word "Free". That is why i voted for "FOSS4G" as "our" conference name (yes i know, this is not Discuss and you all don't care and thats exactly why i post it here). If "we" want to prevent "us" from becoming another OGC then "we" should make sure to not loose the "F" from what we do. As OSGeo already lost its F before it emanated; another way to do this is to at least call the conference "Open and Free" or the other way round FOSS4G. It just adds to the momentum of our message. 

REST regards, 

Arnulf Benno Christl
(OSGeo Board Member)
+50.7342N   +7.0707E

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