[OSGeo-Standards] Re: OGC Meeting in Stresa - any news?
Carl Reed OGC Account
creed at opengeospatial.org
Tue Dec 18 12:02:10 EST 2007
Hi Jo -
Thanks for attending the meetings in Stresa last week. I appreciate your
One point of clarification: To fix a bug in an existing OGC standard does
not require the formation of a Standards working Group. Bug fixes can be
accomplished via the Corrigendum process which can happen very quickly (3 to
At the meetings in Stresa, we worked on policy and procedure clarifications
for Corrigenda. Mostly to do with dealing with version numbering, how to
handle the corrected schemas, and so forth.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jo Walsh" <jo at frot.org>
To: <standards at lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: "Martin Desruisseaux" <martin.desruisseaux at geomatys.fr>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] Re: OGC Meeting in Stresa - any news?
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 02:10:32PM +0100, Arnulf Christl (WhereGroup)
>> >> ORCHESTRA applied for
>> >> incubation some time back but OSGeo was slightly at a loss what to
>> >> do
>> > I missed this one; or did not understand it. Perhaps I still do not?
>> bridge gaps between OSGeo and OGC and might be a chance for OSGeo to
>> establish a document base for architecture design questions. Currently we
>> do not really address this much at OSGeo.
> I missed this going around too - and it seems like a big deal for them
> to be approaching OSGeo offering - more than Just Code i hope.
> ORCHESTRA has been well-funded and well-socialised, no? (At least
> well-funded "in kind" by a lot of Euro mapping agencies. )
> I was hearing interesting noises about an upcoming ORCHESTRA book.
>> > - anything fun on the standards side of things?
>> Fun? No.
> Data Quality is my idea of fun! Norm Vine has been making whispering
> noises about that a while. A reusable effort could offer free data
> projects serious benefits. I will try to join the WG and i will write
> more burble about this topic for the Geodata list.
>> > - can you hunt down the GeoAPI working group and see if they need any
>> > help setting up - how do I go about asking for one of the foundations
>> > OGC
>> > memberships; so I can help kick GeoAPI back into official status w/
>> > respect to OGC
>> I hope that Adrian took care of that. We are still a (at least fairly
>> vocal) minority.
> He said in his and Martin's presentation that there had been internal
> lag but that they were looking at trying to get into the Working Group
> process in the next month or two. This however has changed a bit
> to OGC, so that "Standards Working Groups" (which produce specs) and
> "Domain Working Groups" (which don't) have different rules regarding
> "IP" and access.GeoAPI seem to be looking at the SWG vehicle which is
> for the "hard stuff" but might incur more hoop-jumping and setup
> Especially as this is an effort to fix-n-debug existing ISO standards
> using the OGC as a vehicle, and that it would amount to a new kind of
> project for the OGC - almost a OGC software project, no? ;) it seems
> like a really interesting thing to have happen and it would be great if
> you were more involved in it Jody. It would be cool to have at least
> one different "OSGeo representative" attend the TC meetings while this
> opportunity is available to us. I had a fun time over 2 days in Stresa.
> More to follow,
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