[Geowanking] Re: GeoDRM
raj at rajsingh.org
Mon Oct 16 21:57:14 PDT 2006
I think there's some confusion on organizations here:
I'm guessing it's probably OSGeo that you're talking about in
relation to OpenStreetMap.
On Oct 16, 2006, at 10:07 PM, Lars Aronsson wrote:
> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 05:59:59PM +0200, Lars Aronsson wrote:
>>> European national government agencies that for centuries gathered
>>> geodata, paid for by the tax payers, and now they are selling it
>> Blaming the OGC for that is ridiculous.
> The so-called Open Geospatial Consortium is a new player, as is
> OpenStreetMap.org. The general public doesn't know who these
> bodies are or what they stand for. Perhaps this includes some
> members of this list. At one point, if I remember correctly, the
> OGC offered to house OpenStreetMap under its umbrella, since
> apparently the two were working for similar goals. The names are
> similar enough to cause confusion.
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