[Board] OSGeo Certification Services for OGC implementations

Tom Kralidis tomkralidis at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 09:11:08 PDT 2020


(adding back in OSGeo board to thread)

Thanks Gobe/Scott for the valuable input and feedback.  We will move
forward to announce to the
OSGeo Community.

..Tom

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 12:09 PM Gobe Hobona <ghobona at ogc.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Tom,
>
> I’m happy with the text.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Gobe
>
> > On 23 Jun 2020, at 17:06, Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Gobe: thanks.  How's this:
> > https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_Certification_Services#OGC_Certification
> >
> > ..Tom
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:53 AM Gobe Hobona <ghobona at ogc.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Tom,
> >>
> >> Please use the following text. It’s derived from the Compliance testing policy.
> >>
> >>
> >> The primary purpose of the OGC Compliance Testing Program is to increase systems interoperability while reducing technology risks by providing a process whereby compliance with OGC standards can be tested.
> >>
> >> The OGC Compliance Testing Policy (OGC 08-134r10) recognises the following categories of products:
> >>
> >> * Implementation: A computer program that claims to fulfill the requirements defined in a particular OGC Standard. The product implements an OGC standard, but has not been formally certified to be compliant with that standard.
> >>
> >> * Reference Implementation: A fully functional, licensed copy of a tested, branded software that has passed the test for an associated conformance class in a version of an Implementation Standard and that is free and publicly available for testing via a web service or download. The Reference Implementation does not need to pass all the conformance classes within the standard. In most of the cases, the Reference Implementation will pass at least the core and possibly some number of extension conformance classes. Multiple reference implementations can exist for an associated version of an Implementation Standard.
> >>
> >> * Certified OGC Compliant product: A product that has been tested and approved by the OGC as compliant to one or more OGC Implementation Standards. Upon approval, OGC issues a Trademark License that entitles the organization to use the “Certified OGC Compliant” mark on the product and in marketing materials.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Gobe
> >>
> >>> On 23 Jun 2020, at 13:59, Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Thanks Scott.  Great job on the virtual meeting !
> >>>
> >>> I've updated the text in
> >>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_Certification_Services#OGC_Certification,
> >>> can you and/or Gobe validate?
> >>>
> >>> ..Tom
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 8:22 AM Scott Simmons <ssimmons at ogc.org> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi, Tom,
> >>>>
> >>>> Sorry - been utterly consumed pulling-off the OGC Member Meeting, which continues today with our Planning Committee.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have copied Gobe Hobona as he runs the OGC Compliance Program. I think that the information you have drafted is great - very clear and lean. My only comment is under the section “OGC Certification.” I recommend rewording the text for “Implementing” a little as follows: “product implements an OGC standard, but has not been formally certified to be compliant with that standard.” I believe that a Reference implementation has also passed the Compliance certification.
> >>>>
> >>>> We get a lot of confusion on “implementing” vs. “certified” and want to make sure that people know “implementing” makes no promise of perfect compliance.
> >>>>
> >>>> Best Regards,
> >>>> Scott
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Jun 23, 2020, at 5:42 AM, Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Hi Scott: FYI below, gentle reminder.  Thanks
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ..Tom
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 8:39 PM Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Hi Scott: hope all is well.  In support of continuing to strengthen
> >>>>>> the synergies between
> >>>>>> OSGeo and OGC, as per [1], we have worked on OSGeo communications
> >>>>>> to advertise OSGeo Certification Services for OGC implementations.  The driving
> >>>>>> goal here is to increase/incentivize OGC compliance for OSGeo projects, and we
> >>>>>> believe putting the word out will highly help in this regard.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Having said this, we have drafted some information at [2], on which we
> >>>>>> would appreciate
> >>>>>> your valuable feedback.  Please feel free to include others from OGC
> >>>>>> to review if
> >>>>>> desired.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Once we have consensus, we will send out a news item/blogpost via the OSGeo
> >>>>>> website as well as social media.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thanks
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ..Tom
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> [1] https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/osgeo/todo/issues/67
> >>>>>> [2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OGC_Certification_Services
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
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> >>>>
> >>
> >>
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