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From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 07:41:08 -0700
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Subject: 	OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit: Call for Participants
Resent-Date: 	Tue, 12 May 2009 14:23:39 +0000
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Date: 	Tue, 12 May 2009 15:10:51 +0100
From: 	Graham Vowles <Graham.Vowles@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
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CC: 	Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>, Sam 
Bacharach <sbacharach@opengeospatial.org>

Dear W3C Advisory Committee,

I am a silent AC rep and have been lurking on this list for a while. I 
would very much value your collective advice and guidance on this summit 
I am coordinating on the tricky subject of rights management. It is 
conveniently located at MIT so I would like to take advantage and fully 
connect into the W3C community. I have attached the press release which 
gives some further detail.

Ian can you let me know who I need to contact to get the summit 
publicised on the W3C network.

*OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit: Call for Participants*

I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of the Open Geospatial 
Consortium – Geo Rights Management Domain Working Group. We are looking 
for participants to join us at the *OGC Geospatial Rights Management 
Summit* on *22 June 2009* at *MIT, Cambridge, Mass., USA*. The summit 
will be held in parallel to the OGC Technical Committee meetings and is 
open to everyone - participation from outside of the OGC community is 
particularly welcomed. The purpose of the summit is to reach out to 
other communities in this field in order to understand complementary 
perspectives and to exchange ideas.

Would you be able to join us on that day? or can you recommend someone 
you know with expert knowledge in the field? Also, if you have any ideas 
or suggestions for the summit, please do let me know. I would appreciate 
your response by this Friday, 15 May 2009.


Graham Vowles,

Chair of the Geo Rights Management Domain Working Group


*OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit (Provisional Agenda)*

22 June 2009

MIT, Cambridge, Mass., USA

*Purpose*: Enabling Licensing Models: connecting business with technical 
infrastructure for managing and protecting intellectual property.

10.00 Welcome and Introductions to Rights Management

A brief history of GeoRM

11.00 Review of standards and approaches

10min lightening talks:

Legal Aspects, Creative Commons, ISO REL, XACML…

GeoRM SWG Presentation – common issues on rights managing services

12.00 Panel Discussion

12.30-14.00 *Lunch and networking*

14.00 Commonality of Approaches

Example application of licensing models – BIM/INSPIRE/Mobile Apps?

15.00 Workshop to generate ideas for enabling licensing models

16.00 Summary and Next Steps

Moving from internal OGC process to public OGC Network approach

16.30 Close

Useful links:

Geo Rights Management (GeoRM) Domain Working Group 
(http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/geormwg )

Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model 
(http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=14085 )

All the best, Ashok

attached mail follows:

For information about this announcement, contact:

Sam Bacharach
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-703-352-3938


May 6, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts.The Open Geospatial Consortium,
Inc. (OGC®) invites participation in an OGC Geospatial Rights
Management (GeoRM) Summit to be held June 22, 2009 at the Stata Center
at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Geospatial data and services -- Earth images, GIS, map browsers,
location services, navigation, etc. -- have become an integral part of
our information environment. But this progress raises issues of
security, public access, intellectual property, and emergency use of
geospatial information. The issues are complex because geospatial data
products are often composed of data from multiple sources which may
have different rights and restrictions associated with them. Thus,
business and policy issues, not technical issues, are now the industry

"The OGC's Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model
(GeoDRM RM) provides a framework that enables much more than today's
‘all or nothing' protection," explained Graham Vowles, chair of
the GeoRM Working Group (
http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/geormwg ) of the OGC
Technical Committee. "This has important implications for governments
and scientists whose data would have far more value if the data could
be readily shared."

"Standards based on the GeoDRM RM will open up many new opportunities
for geospatial data and geoprocessing service businesses," said Mark
Reichardt, the OGC's president and CEO. "We are holding this summit to
give multiple stakeholder communities an opportunity to see how they
can benefit from developing and using GeoRM standards."

For OGC GeoRM Summit information, agenda and registration, see

The OGC's June 2009 Technical Committee meeting week also includes a
Sensor Web Summit (  http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/090624swe ) 
hosted by the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement Working Group and a 3D Fusion 
Summit http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/0906233dfusion ) hosted by 
the OGC's 3DIM Working Group.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 380
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available geospatial standards. OpenGIS® Standards support
interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower
technology developers to make geospatial information and services
accessible and useful with any application that needs to be
geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at 
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