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Re: [OSGeo-Standards] OGC XML schemas and FOSS4G softwaredistribution

Rejoining this conversation after discussion on IRC.

I would like to ask the OSGeo board to send a letter or request to the OGC highlighting this as problem. While Carl is doing a great job keeping communication live (thanks!) making a formal request would be something positive OSGeo can do.

Peter has provided George Percivall as a contact point, do we have a similar contact point to introduce George to?

Jody Garnett

On 16 February 2015 at 22:44, Peter Baumann <p.baumann@jacobs-university.de> wrote:
recommend to contact:

George Percivall
OGC Chief Engineer, CTO


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@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.


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,


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