[OSGeo-Standards] [Board] Status of the 10 OGC slots for OSGeo members

Volker Mische volker.mische at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 09:16:53 PDT 2012

On 09/13/2012 04:37 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> On 12-09-13 9:33 AM, Volker Mische wrote:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> I don't agree. I think meeting in person is definitely a great thing.
>> Though I still feel connected to the OGC SWG I'm part of, although I've
>> never met anyone of those people in person.
>> The OSGeo slots (as I understand them) are for people who do it in their
>> free-time and don't work for a geospatial company that would benefit
>> from their work there (else the company should be a member). I don't
>> think those people have the time to attend a TC meeting. This is from my
>> personal experience, I might be wrong though.
> Hi Volker,
> I definitely cannot argue with how you feel.  For myself, I am trying to
> imagine being active in OSGeo as I have been for so long, and yet never
> attending an OSGeo/FOSS4G event once - I can't imagine that.  So, I
> propose we do send an OSGeo rep to the TC meetings (maybe once a year we
> do this, and rotate it between members).  But it is just a proposal.  I
> understand you and others will disagree with me here, but Arnulf asked
> for ideas on how to engage OSGeo with OGC and this is my proposal.

Good point, I also can't imagine not having been to a single FOSS4G.

Perhaps I just don't feel that connected (or on a different level) to
the OSGeo as to the OGC.


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