[OSGeo-Standards] In what ways do you think OGC could benefit from OSGeo, members and projects?

Jody Garnett jgarnett at refractions.net
Tue Aug 21 21:15:04 EDT 2007

One other way for interaction is for the OGC to produce more open source 
projects. Having an open source "reference implementation" of many of 
their standards is a very very good thing. This even works for those 
annoying ISO standards that otherwise stop open source projects dead in 
the water (the OGC has a "GeoAPI working Group" that publishes up the 
ISO abstractions in the form of Java Interfaces - armed with this you 
can figure out most everything a programmer ever wants to know).


> Easy .... our release cycle is shorter and they can get earlier 
> feedback. Involve us at the working group level and let the rest of 
> the OGC standardization train proceed as usual. We are also usually 
> pragmatic (it is often easier for us to try out a number of ideas and 
> reach a compromise - we may have politics but at least we also have a 
> profiler to help make decisions).
> Cheers,
> Jody
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