Stephan Meißl and Athina Trakas
OGC and OSGeo have a long history of cooperation. Since many years we work together through a Memorandum of Understanding, which amongst other aspects provides OSGeo to a certain extent access to the OGC standards development process. The cooperation is meant to bring in requirements, ideas, and expertise from the OSGeo community to the OGC programs and processes and provides the OSGeo community with an insight into the current developments of open standards.
OGC's Innovation Program (IP) provides a unique way to address real world scenarios and interoperability requirements. Via practical Technology Integration Experiments (TIEs) using demonstration implementations and deployments it helps to identify the necessary enhancements, gaps, and new developments in both, standards and software. This presentation gives an insight on how an OGC and OSGeo member can benefit from the active contribution in both organizations and how the IP Program can help with their projects.