[OSGeo-Standards] membership renewals
dirkf at dfc.be
Tue Oct 17 02:43:50 PDT 2017
I fully agree with the role you describe:
"I see the role of someone coming from OSGEO to OGC as mainly a way of
ensuring the openness in forthcoming standards (in his/her area of
expertise) and update the community when deemed important."
And I agree reporting plays an important role in this.
I am sure we will evolve to a better use of these seats, so it are no
"individuals" who are occupying them, but OSGeo as an organisation.
And of course, the "individuals" will have to do the real work to
contribute to the standards, in the domain they are best placed to help.
I also want to express my thanks to the standards committee, for the
work done. True open standards are very valuable for OSGeo!
On 16-10-17 23:43, Dimitris Kotzinos wrote:
> Hi Arnulf and Jeff,
> firstly, thanks Jeff for the concern, highly appreciated.
> For me, the decision not to renew my membership is acceptable, I never
> saw myself as a "permanent" OSGEO representative to OGC. Also, I do not
> feel "removed". :-)
> I will not go into who does what and how much, etc. Of course, the
> community should be updated and I am sure, as always, that more could
> have been done from my part.
> I see the role of someone coming from OSGEO to OGC as mainly a way of
> ensuring the openness in forthcoming standards (in his/her area of
> expertise) and update the community when deemed important.
> I think that people who play this role should change and in my opinion
> this is more important for the community. So I am happy that the OGC
> membership is becoming popular and I think that more people should be
> given the chance to offer their services. So it is fine with me not to
> continue and I will not reapply now.
> But if these seats are becoming popular, then I feel that we need some
> rules to establish on who gets the membership and for how long. It is
> true that standards work can easily extend the one year time span. And
> people should know how long they have in order to engage or not. Also we
> need to have a time limit, nobody should stay there for more than X
> years and define a set of conflicts besides the existing ones, etc.
> I hope this sums my position on the matter and I am sure that the
> OSGEO-OGC collaboration will continue successfully.
> Also, thanks again to Arnulf for managing the process for all these years.
> Best regards to all,
> Standards mailing list
> Standards at lists.osgeo.org
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