[Board] Upcoming Open Letter to the OGC

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun May 12 18:36:53 PDT 2013


As per schedule below, the Open Letter from the OSGeo community is now 
draft complete.
The OGC is welcome to review and provide feedback.
My preference would be by email for a small tweak or two, or by copying 
into MS word or Open Office, and providing suggestions using "track 

On 11/05/2013 7:16 AM, Carl Reed wrote:
> Sounds like a plan!
> Carl
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> To: "Carl Reed" <creed at opengeospatial.org>
> Cc: "OSGeo-Board List" <board at lists.osgeo.org>, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 3:15:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Upcoming Open Letter to the OGC
> Thank you Carl.
> Here is my suggested timeline (using US timezone).
> COB Sunday 12 May: Core document is draft ready, "Further Comments"
> section will remain community editable. OSGeo and OGC invited to review,
> OSGeo community invited to sign.
> COB Wednesday 15 May: Document draft complete. OSGeo/OGC final editorial
> pass.
> COB Thursday 16 May: Jeff McKenna emails the document to Carl Reed, CC
> OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo-Board
> <board at lists.osgeo.org>
> Friday 17 May: Carl Reed forwards email onto OGC community as suggested.
> ----
> Carl, you are welcome to read and comment on the document earlier. It is
> being collaboratively edited here:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Geoservices_REST_API
> On 11/05/13 00:57, Carl Reed wrote:
>> Cameron -
>> The SWG has discussed and processed the latest technical comments provided with 2 NO votes. They are in the process of discussing changing the name of the candidate standard. The OAB will be discussing the SWG responses to the NO votes as well as some electronic voting ambiguities next Thursday. So, the vote will not reopen until next Friday at the earliest.
>> Does this work fir the OSGeo timeline?
>> If you want some review prior to posting, OGC staff as well as the OAB would be proper OGC fora for such reviews.
>> In terms of submitting the formal letter, please email to me and I will post to the Discuss list and TC Voter list. This would be in my role as TC Chair as well as one of the official OGC staff liaison with OSGeo.
>> Cheers
>> Carl
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
>> To: "Carl Reed" <creed at opengeospatial.org>
>> Cc: "OSGeo-Board List" <board at lists.osgeo.org>, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:27:07 PM
>> Subject: Upcoming Open Letter to the OGC
>> Carl,
>> The OSGeo Community is currently writing an open letter the the OGC and
>> OGC voters, which covers OSGeo community sentiment toward the proposed
>> GeoServices REST API standard.
>> We would like to ensure that OGC voters have had the opportunity to read
>> this letter before voting, and would like your advice on what you
>> suggest would be the best way to make this happen.
>> In order to ensure that we have sufficient time to complete and review
>> our letter, I'd prefer to deliver our letter no sooner than Tuesday 14
>> May 2013, and hence delay starting voting until Wednesday 15 May 2013.
>> Is that achievable? If not, can you please tell us at what time voting
>> will be open again.
>> Can you please also suggest the most appropriate forum for delivering
>> our letter.
>> Jeff McKenna, the president of the OSGeo Board, plans to deliver this
>> letter on behalf of the OSGeo Board and the rest of the OSGeo Community.

Cameron Shorter
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