[Gfoss] Fwd: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] Fw: [TC-Announce] GeoServices REST API adoption vote - update and motion to withdraw

Piergiorgio Cipriano pg.cipriano a gmail.com
Gio 30 Maggio 2013 07:17:39 CEST

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Da: "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter a gmail.com>
Data: 30/mag/2013 06:35
Oggetto: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] Fw: [TC-Announce] GeoServices REST API
adoption vote - update and motion to withdraw
Cc: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss a lists.osgeo.org>, "
standards a lists.osgeo.org" <standards a lists.osgeo.org>

 osgeo-discuss, osgeo-standards,

As below, the GeoServices REST API has been withdrawn as a proposed OGC
standard, and OGC are looking at ways to improve based upon our collective
feedback from OSGeo and OGC members.

Thank you to all the people who have voiced their concerns, thank you to
those who provided detailed reasoning and analysis, and thank you to the
OGC and OGC members who have acknowledged and have started actioning this
reasoning. You are contributing toward a better OGC for us all.

On 30/05/2013 1:57 PM, Carl Reed wrote:

 Dear OSGeo Community -

Today I sent out an email to the OGC membership regarding the current
status of the GeoServices adoption vote. Please see the email below.

We appreciate the input provided by the OSGeo community during the voting
process. Based on the discussion and comments that occurred during this
vote, we will be engaging Members as well as the implementation community
in discussions regarding how to evolve and improve the OGC standards
setting process.

Thanks and regards

Carl Reed, PhD

 *From:* Carl Reed <creed a opengeospatial.org>
*Sent:* Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:11 AM
*To:* TC Announce <tc-announce a lists.opengeospatial.org>
*Subject:* [TC-Announce] GeoServices REST API adoption vote - update
andmotion to withdraw

Dear TC -

On Tuesday of this week, the GeoServices REST API Standards Working Group
(SWG) voted to approve the following recommendation to the TC Voting

The GeoServices REST SWG recommends the TC approve withdrawal of the motion
to approve the OGC GeoServices REST API documents as an official OGC
standard. Moved: Keith Ryden. Second: Clemens Portele. There was no
objection to unanimous consent.

The following is the reason for requesting the motion to approve the
candidate standard be withdrawn:

“Considering the breath of discussion both internal and external to the OGC
process since the vote announcement, the SWG members feel that the vote
cannot continue until the many questions raised have been addressed. Issues
regarding OGC process, vendor advantage, duplication of capabilities, etc.
have now overshadowed technical discussions of the merits of the
specification. By withdrawing the OGC GeoServices REST API candidate
standard, the necessary discussions regarding OGC process, policy, and
position can continue separately.”

The SWG further discussed the need for OGC Members and staff to debate,
clarify and potentially amend a number of policy and procedural issues
before the SWG can decide to either disband or to resume technical work on
the candidate standard

Today or tomorrow the TC Chair (me) will be asking the TC Voting Members to
consider the GeoServices REST API SWG recommendation. The motion is:

“The GeoServices REST API SWG recommends that the GeoServices adoption vote
be withdrawn.  If there is no objection to unanimous consent in the next 10
calendar days, then the motion is approved. If there are objections, than a
two week e-vote will be initiated.”

Over the coming months there will be opportunities for OGC staff, members
and the general public to engage in discussions related to policy and
procedures, such as clear statements on openness and interoperability,
overlapping standards, backwards compatibility and so forth. The idea is to
begin a dialogue as part of the virtual meetings this and next month with a
goal to address the issues raised and recommend changes at the upcoming
September Frascati meetings.

I would like to thank the SWG for all of their hard work on the candidate
standard. I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the

Any questions, please let me know.


Carl Reed, PhD
CTO and Executive Director Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium

The OGC: Making Location Count!


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