Geospatial Digital Rights Mangement Reference Model (GeoDRM RM)

In March, 2007 the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) membership approved the Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM), an abstract specification for the management of digital rights in the area of geospatial data and services.
The OGC membership will use the GeoDRM RM in developing OpenGIS Implementation Specifications for open interfaces and encodings that will enable SDI and diverse systems to participate in transactions involving data, services and intellectual property protection.

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Created by bogdanbiv 8 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 7 weeks ago
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8 years 7 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago


cloud computing vs. Peer Production

There's no need for Geospatial Digital Restrictions Management in Commons-based peer productions. I agree with RMS about cloud computing. There's clearly an alternative to preserve free content: decentralization and Distributed Architectures...

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8 years 7 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago



Yes, but our infrastructure/distributed architecture is pretty weak right now. And that weakness lets DRM creeping into services, and calls for cloud computing. It's like a call for jackals: 'free food'.

Momentarily, if one wants to contribute to a free non-software project s/he does not have may options: consider movie, pictures publishing sites (youtube, flickr), or even 3d model libraries. should one want to publish any of those s/he would most likely end up sharing it using a non-free software site in the cloud.

Cloud service providers have succeeded in making a give all, get little business model.

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8 years 7 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago


you may see this DRM scheme in

You may see this DRM scheme in Google and Autodesk products, as well as any other member of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
Isn't it ironic how an 'Open Consortium' designs a digital restriction scheme? Oh, yeah they forgot to say to whom are they open!