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

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Tue Sep 7 15:35:21 PDT 2021

Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> writes:

> Greg: in terms of the draft, I've posted it to
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MoU_OGC/Review_2020/Draft
> I have not PDF'd the draft in the case that we need to make changes.

Thanks.  That wiki is a totally acceptable form for a draft, no
advertising company and revision history is there.  This helps greatly
as now I can read actual draft text (where draft is softer than
proposed, but presumably after some perhaps minor changes it would be
promoted with a call to comment on proposed).  Earlier, I could not
figure out what was going on at all.

> Note that this draft is targeted to update Exhibit A of the existing MOU.
> The MOU "proper" will be drafted
> once we agree on Exhibit A, at which point it will be put forth for
> signatures.

Presumably a proposed replacement MOU will be floated for comments as

I sent some comments earlier about adding to the recitations the form of
nonprofit and a 1-line description of the legal obligations of each
party.  In the US, 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 have different duties.  That
applies to the MOU not Appendix A.

I'll second the comments about trademark licenses for conforming
implementations for open source projects.  I realize there is some open
source but commercial activity, and in particular proprietary dual
licensing.  So it would be reasonable to extend the no-cost trademark
license to open source projects which do not engage in proprietary dual
licensing (to include AGPL-or-paid-license schemes and open core


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