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

Cool - thanks, Bas!

George and I are the key people: he handles architecture and I handle the standards (including licensing issues).


On Nov 26, 2015, at 12:33 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic@xs4all.nl> wrote:

On 26-11-15 19:44, Cameron Shorter wrote:
Hi Scott,
Here is where I see this conversation stalling (on this list that I

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've contacted the FTP master in question today, see:


If I also don't get a reply from any of the FTP masters on that, I can
try to get the discussion going on the debian-legal list, ask advice
from the technical committee, or DPL (project leader). So there are some
more options available.

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?

George Percivall was previously recommended:


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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ssimmons@opengeospatial.org <mailto:ssimmons@opengeospatial.org>

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On Nov 26, 2015, at 12:44 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:

On 26-11-15 06:56, Cameron Shorter wrote:
The OGC has technical and planning committee meetings in Sydney (my
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

In particular, is the OGC interested in including the TEAM
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
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,


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