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Memorandum of Understanding 2018

Memorandum of Understanding

between the
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
March 2018

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to establish a collaborative relationship between the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology. Both parties to this MOU share the goal of helping to openly share and discover geo-information with all communities.

The MOU will cover the following proposals and topics:

  • To assist in developing an open archive for discovery of FOSS4G event materials
  • To preserve past scientific documents and materials as part of OSGeo foundation projects
  • To work closely with existing initiatives such as GeoForAll to help archive necessary geospatial research
  • To enhance the discoverability of OSGeo-related content by research and development activities (including automated metadata enrichment, linked open data, and ontology-based approaches)

This MOU will be reviewed biennially by both parties at which time revisions may be made and the agreement renewed.

Signed by

Dr. Bastian Drees on behalf of Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Director, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Maria Arias de Reyna, President, Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)


The initial liaisons and their contact data is as follows:

Primary OSGeo Liaison

Peter Löwe, OSGeo Charter Member, ploewe AT

Secondary OSGeo Liaison

Astrid Emde, OSGeo Secretary, astrid_emde AT

Primary TIB Liaison

Bastian Drees, Communication & Marketing TIB, bastian.drees AT