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

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Thu May 23 03:48:49 PDT 2013


from the perspective of an OGC spec writer (WCS, in this case) working hard on 
good engineering I very much appreciate your differentiated viewpoint, refining 
the catch-all headline appropriately.


On 05/23/2013 10:53 AM, Duarte Carreira wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Duarte
> *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):
> http://lisasoft.com/blog/will-ogc%E2%80%99s-standards-meet-government-purchasing-guidelines
> -- 
> Cameron Shorter
> Geospatial Solutions Manager
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