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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue May 21 19:26:00 PDT 2013

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):


Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Solutions Manager
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