[OSGeo-Standards] Q4 2015 REPORT: my OGC membership slot

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Mon Dec 21 04:54:07 PST 2015

+1. It's gotten pretty tiresome.


> On Dec 21, 2015, at 7:41 AM, Johan Van de Wauw <johan.vandewauw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Martin Isenburg
> <martin.isenburg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On the contrary. Just a few days ago ESRI has released a new tool that
>> converts compressed LiDAR from the open LAZ format to their closed zLAS
>> format. An (intentionally funny) blog post on this "awakening of the dArc
>> Force" with a few more details is available on my personal company web pages
>> here:
>> http://rapidlasso.com/2015/12/19/the-darc-force-awakens-esri-escalates-lidar-format-war/
> Martin,
> I don't think it is smart and productive to attack ESRI in such ways
> if you really want to build a common standard. I would not want to
> collaborate with someone who has consistently been blaming me in
> different ways. If people only know you as the person who is always
> bashing others, they are unlikely to work with you and in fact
> reactions such as the one in lidar magazine [1]  are becoming more
> likely.
> I think it is more productive to focus on the strong points of your
> own standard, and improving where necessary.
>> I plan to use my OGC slot to point out this new development that suggests
>> that ESRI has no interest in finding a timely solution to avoid format
>> fragmentation. I therefore request for my OGC slot to be extended for
>> another six months.
> I'm pro, but I think you can achieve more by following my advices
> above. Anyway, I'm just one voice.
> Kind Regards,
> Johan
> [1] http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Lidar-News-magazine-false-statements-on-L-GPL-Was-REPORT-my-OGC-membership-slot-td5225174.html
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