[OSGeo-Standards] OGC Schemas software distribution update and package proposal

Tom Kralidis tomkralidis at gmail.com
Wed May 13 13:32:31 PDT 2015

Peter: thanks for the feedback, and good points.  The README should definitely
have these caveats.  Comments from OGC proper would be valued.  Contributions
on the README/codebase are also welcome.  A build/release process will be
very straightforward to ensure keeping up to date, which will be triggered
off the RSS feed on http://schemas.opengis.net/

Having said this, if OGC were interested to stand up such a package in
authority, this would be much preferred over my initial proposal.

(timely) aside:  http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/schemas.opengis.net


On Wed, 13 May 2015, Peter Baumann wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 22:20:53 +0200
> From: Peter Baumann <p.baumann at jacobs-university.de>
> To: Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com>,
>     "standards at lists.osgeo.org" <standards at lists.osgeo.org>
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] OGC Schemas software distribution update and
>     package proposal
> Tom-
> being an active OGC standards writer myself I'd say: OGC standards are free &
> open, so no problem duplicating them elsewhere, as long as 2 caveats are followed:
> - should be clearly marked as a non-authoritative copy
> - is on risk of getting outdated, obviously, unless some "nightly" pull
> mechanism gets installed
> But this is just me, informally, who gets his hands dirty with doing stuff - for
> sure an official OGC position should be sought.
> my 2 cents,
> Peter
> On 05/13/15 22:06, Tom Kralidis wrote:
>> Hi all: just wanted to bump the following:
>> http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/OGC-XML-schemas-and-FOSS4G-software-distribution-td5186023.html
>> Has there been any further discussion between OGC / OSGeo in this regard?
>> Having said this, I've started drafting a Python package [1] which
>> will bundle http://schemas.opengis.net and make it available, along
>> with an XML catalog, to downstream applications for ease of use.  For
>> applications who use the OGC Schemas to do realtime validation and store
>> the schemas in the codebase, this will provide that package, thus reducing
>> schemas in codebases.  The plan will be to make OS packages
>> packages (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.), allowing for any application to
>> leverage.
>> ..Tom
>> [1] https://github.com/OSGeo/schemas-opengis-net
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