Too many great quotes to agree with, but this one particularly hit a chord with myself,
The implementation of OGC specs for the large GIS vendors historically has been uneven at best, with bits and bytes dangling about — giving the hope and appearance of interoperability but ultimately failing to deliver on the promise. In fact, in many ways it has been the small vendors and open source implementations likeand that have carried the torch of true OGC interoperability.
I must admit i have been largely on the sidelines reading the eogeo lists but i am certainly intrigued by OGC’s interest in GeoRSS given its use would benefit largely individuals and web development products – certainly a far cry from OGC’s GIS-centric member list.
From Allan Doyle’s response:
I believe it’s in the best interests of keeping GeoRSS open and
available to everyone to for us to keep it under a Creative Commons
If you read one thing in the GIS blogosphere this would be it. Come on hobu, open up comments!