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

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

Please keep the OSGeo Standards and Debian GIS lists in the loop.

Kind Regards,


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:

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 Simmons
Executive Director, Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
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The OGC: Making Location Count…

On Nov 26, 2015, at 12:44 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic@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.

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

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,


Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
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26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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