[OSGeo-Standards] Re: [Board] Re: OGC compliant certified

Carl Reed creed at opengeospatial.org
Wed Jun 8 11:19:48 EDT 2011

My recollection also but as I said in my email I am double checking.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Warmerdam" <warmerdam at pobox.com>
To: <board at lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: <standards at lists.osgeo.org>; "Raj Singh" <rsingh at opengeospatial.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 9:10 AM
Subject: [Board] Re: OGC compliant certified

> On 11-06-07 02:44 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> Hi Board,
>> Is there a place in our OGC MOU for OSGeo projects to get certified
>> and advertise their certification status without annual fees as OSGeo
>> projects?
> Paul,
> The MOU says this in section 4 of Exhibit A.
> """
> 4. OSGeo will collaborate with OGC to identify open source technologies 
> that can be used as reference implementations for and to validate 
> compliance tests developed for OGC adopted standards. For those reference 
> implementations developed by OSGeo members that: 1) pass OGC Compliance 
> test procedures, and 2) are selected for use by OGC as a reference 
> implementation (or are among the two additional tests used by OGC to 
> validate the Compliance test for public use), the OGC will waive the 
> Trademark License fee associated with Compliance certification. This fee 
> is typically paid by the developer on an annual basis. This waiver will 
> remain in effect for that version of software.
> """
> I'm slightly vague what qualifies as a reference implementation or for
> how many versions this will apply but the short answer is that yes there
> are opportunities to get OSGeo project software certified at no costs if
> OGC considers it a reference or additional demonstration version used to
> support a specification.
> I have taken the liberty of cc:ing Raj to see if he thinks that this 
> clause
> might be applicable to PostGIS.  I have also taken the liberty of cc:ing 
> this
> to the OSGeo Standards list which might be the best place to pursue this
> discussion.
> Best regards,
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