[Freegis-list] OGC basic ?s

Markus Müller mueller at lat-lon.de
Tue Oct 18 13:24:53 CEST 2005


it's exactly like Frank says. Discussion papers do not represent an
official standing point of the OGC, while OGC specifications do.
Specifications have to follow a specific procedure in the OGC to obtain
this status.

best regards


>>>> Frank Warmerdam>>>>
> 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?
> Christopher,
> 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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