[OSGeo-Standards] Input required from OSGeo Standards List Members

Bruce Bannerman bruce.bannerman.osgeo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 17:55:50 PDT 2021

Dear Standards List Members,

We have approximately 160 members subscribed to this mailing list. 

I assume that you have subscribed to the Standards list as you have some interest in Open Spatial Standards.

We have an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of open spatial standards with the proposed new Memorandum of Understanding between OSGeo and OGC.

To date, I have been disappointed at the very limited community input into this process.

This is your opportunity to drive what we do with open spatial standards. Don’t wait for others to do the work for you.

I call on all list members to provide some feedback to this list on:

what inspired you to subscribe to this list;
what you want from being a member of this list; and
your review of the proposed new OSGeo/OGC MOU (see context below).

Please don’t be shy, there are no right or wrong responses!

Kind regards,


> On 10 Aug 2021, at 00:55, Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone: hope you are all doing well.  Per subject and [1][2], we have been working
> with OGC to renew our Memorandum of Understanding, and now have a draft (Exhibit A) of
> the MOU for your review and comment.
> Please see [3] for your review, comment and input.  Anyone with the link should be able to
> comment in the document.
> This is an important time for the updated MOU.  Open Source and Open Standards are
> natural, healthy and evolving, and this MOU will grow the collaboration between our
> organizations especially given OGC's increasing focus on developers.  Note that the MOU
> provides OSGeo an Associate Membership as well as the opportunity for input into the next
> generation of compliance testing (CITE).
> Input and feedback is requested by Friday, 03 September 2021 at 12h UTC.
> If there are no major issues, we will put the MOU for approval at the F2F Board meeting following
> FOSS4G 2021.
> If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.
> Thanks in advance.
> On behalf of those involved in updating the MOU (OGC, OSGeo MOU Review Team).
> ..Tom
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MoU_OGC/Review_2020 <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MoU_OGC/Review_2020>
> [2] https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues/80 <https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues/80>
> [3] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LNbDCkmjqfOtrUjOLkYNNhKhtPzXI_uCAC4R-l8drbY <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LNbDCkmjqfOtrUjOLkYNNhKhtPzXI_uCAC4R-l8drbY>_______________________________________________
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