[OSGeo-Discuss] The OSGeo response to the proposed "GeoServices REST API" document [was: Would you be concerned ...]

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri May 10 13:09:28 PDT 2013

On 10 May 2013 18:40, Adrian Custer <acuster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/10/13 12:25 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> Adrian Custer wrote:
>>> On 5/9/13 2:33 PM, Tim Bowden wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 2013-05-09 at 13:20 -0300, Adrian Custer wrote:
>>>>> Hey Cameron, all,
>>>> ...
>>>>>     * The letter is only rejection of the proposal without offering an
>>>>>       alternative way forwards.
>>>> I strongly suspect the proposed standard would have received a much
>>>> better reception from the broader OSGeo community (with the diverse
>>>> viewpoints it typically has) if the proposal was more that a "take it or
>>>> leave it" (partial?) description of what ESRI has done and is going to
>>>> do anyway.
>> Out of curiosity, how does this compare to the process by which KML
>> became an OGC standard?
> That was the first really contentious issue I experienced at the OGC. It is
> related to the current situation in that the KML experience seems to have
> encouraged ERSI to try to push GeoServices through.


The whole discussion is more like a cry over spilled milk.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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