[Freegis-list] OGC basic ?s

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Oct 18 04:49:05 CEST 2005

On 10/17/05, Christopher Jon Jursa <cjursa at mail.sis.pitt.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have some basic questions about the OGC specifications.
> I am looking into the specifications and discussion papers.
> What is the difference between the two?  Are the discussion papers pending
> specifications?


The specifications are considered mature and ready for implementation
and deployment.  The RFC and other discussion papers are potentially
"specification track" but considered to immature for adoption as finished
specs.  They are made public in the hope of gathering broader feedback.

Note that many discussion papers will stay that way forever because
there isn't enough interest in seeing them through to proper specifcations
or because they are essentially auxilary material.  But some are definately
intended to evetually emerge as specifications.

Well, thats my take anyways.  I'm sure there are OGC folks who could
give their take on things.

Best regards,
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