[OSGeo-Discuss] ESRI, please publicly share reasons for given for adopting the GeoServices REST API

pcreso at pcreso.com pcreso at pcreso.com
Thu May 9 00:38:56 PDT 2013

Hi Cameron,

I note you say disappointed rather than surprised. 

I agree, & if the contents are not made public, or at least provided to all paying OGC members & all voting OGC members, then I fail to see how the OGC can honestly claim the vote in any way reflects the preferences of its membership, rather than a vote by some members who were under some sort of pressure from a large multinational company.

Brent Wood

--- On Thu, 5/9/13, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com> wrote:

From: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com>
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] ESRI, please publicly share reasons for given for adopting the GeoServices REST API
To: "Craig Sandy" <CSandy at esriaustralia.com.au>
Cc: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, tc-discuss at lists.opengeospatial.org, standards at lists.osgeo.org
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 4:10 PM

I have been notified that ESRI/OGC will not be sharing reasons for voting for the "GeoServices REST API" that has been sent to OGC voting members.

I'm disappointed that such information is being with held from public debate.

On 8/05/2013 4:51 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Craig,
> I understand that ESRI has been emailing some OGC voting members reasons for approving the GeoServices REST API.
> I think it appropriate to have an open discussion, and hear both the pros and cons for adopting the GeoServices REST API.
> Could you please share your comments on a public email list so that the community has an opportunity to hear the other side of the argument.

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