[OSGeo-Discuss] Will OGC’s standards meet government purchasing guidelines?

Duarte Carreira DCarreira at edia.pt
Thu May 23 01:53:55 PDT 2013

Cameron, just to say that for the first time I’m seing good strong arguments that make a clear case, that’s easy to understand and with very low emotional content…

Thanks for your tireless work on this.


De: Cameron Shorter [mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com]
Enviada: quarta-feira, 22 de Maio de 2013 03:26
Para: standards at lists.osgeo.org; OSGeo Discussions
Assunto: [OSGeo-Discuss] Will OGC’s standards meet government purchasing guidelines?

In what has become the OGC’s most contentious vote to date, OGC members are being asked whether the proposed "Geoservices REST API" should be accepted as an OGC standard. A summary of concerns are listed in an Open Letter from the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) to the OGC. However, the crux of contentions hinge around the definition of an Open Standard and whether the "Geoservices REST API" qualifies as one.

When measured against government’s policy drivers of interoperability, fair competition, and economical use of government funds, the evidence is overwhelming. "Geoservices REST API" fails on all accounts. In fact, we should be questioning why our OGC processes haven’t identified and then addressed these issues much earlier.  ....

The justification is in blog format (as hyperlinks to references don't copy well to some email clients):



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