[Fwd: [OSGeo-Standards] WMS-C and Capabilities]

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Thu Aug 28 09:41:20 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 09:22:27PM +1000, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> >The paper isn't published; no one who isn't an OGC member can get access
> >to it.
> >
> >As usual, the OGC is going about creating standards in a vaccuum, hiding
> >drafts from potential implementors. 
> >
> >(TileCache has had WMTS support for 9 months now, but only because I got
> >an illegal copy of the document from someone who does have OGC access.
> >I've been waiting for the document to be published ever since so I could
> >comment on it, since there are a number of supremely flawed design
> >decisions, imho.) 
> >
> >Regards,
> >  
> From memory, the OGC has granted OSGeo a number of "user" accounts, so 
> that Open Source developers can attend OGC meetings and get access to specs.
> 1. Chris, your contributions toward tile cache clearly highlight you a 
> worthy recipient of one of these accounts if you want it.

I'm not going to comment on the specification until it's public. I've
been urging everyone I talk to about this to make this spec public for
almost a year now, and although the previous version was published in a
timely manner, as far as I know, r4 is still not available, 10 months
after r3 was published (and at the time r3 was published, r4 was already

(Additionally, The two specs are completely unrelated in implementation,
so the publication of r3 is not helpful for comments.)

Christopher Schmidt

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