[OSGeo-Standards] OGC XML schemas and FOSS4G softwaredistribution

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Mon Feb 16 22:44:55 PST 2015

recommend to contact:

George Percivall
OGC Chief Engineer, CTO
gpercivall at opengeospatial.org <mailto:gpercivall at opengeospatial.org>


On 02/17/2015 07:35 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Thanks Bas, so how do we get OGC in contact with Debian FTP masters? OSGeo is
> in this case cheering from the sidelines .. as this kind of gap is something
> that can be patched.
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 16 February 2015 at 16:11, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl
> <mailto:sebastic at xs4all.nl>> wrote:
>     On 02/16/2015 11:05 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>     > Would love to have feedback from from Bas to see if the result would get
>     > past the Debian guidelines.
>     Your proposed text is certainly an improvement, and more likely to be
>     acceptable to the Debian FTP masters. I cannot speak on their behalf,
>     but it seems to address the concerns raised in TinyOWS rejection thread.
>     http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-grass-devel/2014-January/017321.html
>     IANAL, but I think because how the Copyright FAQ (legalfaq) is referred
>     to in the Document Notice it's clear that it's an addendum to the
>     license and should be considered part of the license terms.
>     Further clarifying the terms for schemas, and also documenting the terms
>     for CITE tests in the legalfaq is likely sufficient and changes to the
>     Document & Software Notice terms themselves won't be required.
>     There has not been a clear statement by the Debian FTP masters about
>     whether the OGC Software Notice are considered DFSG compliant. But
>     because of the similarity between the OGC Software Notice and W3C
>     Software Notice terms chances are good that they are DFSG compliant.
>     There is a lot of software in the Debian main repository with
>     W3C-Software licensed works.
>     We need to get OGC in contact with the Debian FTP masters to get clear
>     statements from both parties on which terms apply to different works,
>     and which terms are acceptable with respect to the DFSG.
>     Kind Regards,
>     Bas
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