MoU OGC/Review 2020

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Review Team

  • Tom Kralidis
  • Rob Atkinson
  • Franz-Josef Behr
  • Rajat Shinde
  • Angelos Tzotsos
  • Dimitris Kotzinos
  • Bruce Bannerman

Issue tracker:



At the OSGeo Board 2019 face-to-face meeting in Bucharest, one of the topics covered was the OSGeo / OGC Memorandum of Understanding. OSGeo and OGC agreed that it would be a good time to review and update the MOU as required to reflect current requirements and opportunities.


The purpose of this activity is to analyze the current OSGeo/OGC MOU to articulate opportunities in support of a renewed MOU.


This activity is bound to the OSGeo/OGC relationship.


Current State (2020-)

  • Reference implementations/demos
  • OSGeo certification service
  • 6 membership slots
  • OSGeo Standards mailing list
  • OSGeo participation in OGC
  • OGC participation in OSGeo
  • OGC API efforts and OSGeo implementations


  • OGC: increase in developer focus and engagement of software development community
  • increased collaboration via OGC API sprints
  • FOSS4G is beneficial to all/for all software


  • aligned missions: FAIR data principles
  • developer focus
  • more sprints/cross pollination
  • OSGeo participation innovation projects
  • OSGeo representation vs. individual membership
  • OSGeo contribution to
  • OSGeo single membership provides SWG voting rights

Next Steps

Draft Exhibit A for review by OSGeo and OGC