[OSGeo-Standards] OGC XML schemas and FOSS4G softwaredistribution

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 10:44:19 PST 2015

Hi Scott,
Here is where I see this conversation stalling (on this list that I follow):

On 24/02/2015 6:00 am, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> On 02/23/2015 05:09 PM, Scott Simmons wrote:
>> OGC staff have been watching the conversation and we have discussed internally how we might better meet the needs of this community.
>> I’ll get our license experts in touch with the FTP Masters this week.
>> We truly want to do whatever possible to ensure that OGC licensing is not a hurdle!
> Thanks for your willingness to join the discussion with the Debian FTP
> masters!
> Please keep the OSGeo Standards and Debian GIS lists in the loop.
> Kind Regards,
> Bas

It sounds like it might be worth revisiting, and potentially drawing 
upon relationships we have within OSGeo, UbuntuGIS and DebianGIS to see 
if we can escalate.

I suspect Bas might be able to call on a favour or two, or we might be 
able to call upon the OSGeo Board to reach out.

Who are the people within OGC to talk with about this?

On 26/11/2015 11:13 pm, Scott Simmons wrote:
> Bas,
> We never heard back from the Debian folks on issues with OGC license 
> terms. I would love to engage them, but admit that I am at a loss as 
> to how to progress!
> Best Regards.
> Scott
> Scott Simmons
> Executive Director, Standards Program
> Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
> tel +1 970 682 1922
> mob +1 970 214 9467
> ssimmons at opengeospatial.org <mailto:ssimmons at opengeospatial.org>
> The OGC: Making Location Count…
> www.opengeospatial.org <http://www.opengeospatial.org>
>> On Nov 26, 2015, at 12:44 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg 
>> <sebastic at xs4all.nl <mailto:sebastic at xs4all.nl>> wrote:
>> On 26-11-15 06:56, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> The OGC has technical and planning committee meetings in Sydney (my home
>>> town), next week, 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2016.
>>> http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/1512tc
>>> I'm hoping to bump into some of the OGC attendees while in town. (In
>>> particular there is a GeoRabble event I will be at).
>>> It might also be a good chance to talk about any OSGeo/OGC 
>>> collaboration.
>>> In particular, is the OGC interested in including the TEAM certification
>>> engine on OSGeo-Live? We have just kicked of the build process for 
>>> our next
>>> release, and now would be an opportune time to discuss including the
>>> application.
>>> Also, we have previously discussed integrating OGC Standards 
>>> documentation
>>> with OSGeo-Live documentation. Is the development of documentation 
>>> of OGC
>>> standards still progressing?
>>> It might be a good chance to discuss that too.
>> If the OGC documentation is licensed under the terms of the OGC Document
>> Notice this is problematic due to the non-free nature of the license.
>> I'd like to know if OGC has been able to get in touch with the Debian
>> project to discuss the issues with the OGC Document & Software notices.
>> There hasn't been any public progress since this was last discussed on
>> this list ('OGC XML schemas and FOSS4G software distribution' thread).
>> Kind Regards,
>> Bas

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