please be so kind and give this paper a moment of your attention:

There is still a lot of confusion in people as to what an Open Standard is and what Open Source is. Even within the educated community of OSGeo there are very different positions wrt to standards and what an Open Standards should be. It ranges from "standards suck and prevent innovation" to "standards are the only way out of the misery of the data silos".

The same is true to what the educated part of the OGC community thinks about Open Source ranging from... well you know. No need to repeat here.

Therefore OGC and OSGeo are interested to find a common position on Open standards and Open Source and if we don't disagree too badly this will become a joint white paper. Please give it a pass and comment if you think something is seriously wrong.

On 04/13/2011 09:42 PM, Markus Neteler wrote:
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:02 PM, Seven (aka Arnulf)<>  wrote:
as discussed on IRC we have further developed the article on Open Source and
Open Standards:

It would be great if you could give it a pass

I have done a few edits (see history).


Thanks Markus,
anyone else from the board with comments? The page had 100 views in the past two days and if no one else follows up with comments I consider this to be generally accepted.

Best regards,

I am sure that as soon as we publish it the usual die hards will start to scream at the top of their lungs :-) but we can probably not do much more than we did, can we?

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