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Hello, At the galeon team wiki site: http://sites.google.com/site/galeonteam/Home/plan-for-cf-netcdf-encoding-standard I put together a rough draft outline of a plan for establishing CF-netCDF as an OGC binary encoding standard. Please note that this is a strawman. Comments, suggestions, complaints, etc. are very welcome and very much encouraged. It would be good to have the plan and a draft candidate standard for the core in pretty solid shape by early September -- 3 weeks before the next OGC TC meeting which starts on September 28. One issue that requires airing early on is the copyright for any resulting OGC specification documents. Carl Reed, the OGC TC chair indicates that the wording normally used in such documents is: Copyright © 2009, <name(s) of organizations here> The companies listed above have granted the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc . (OGC) a nonexclusive, royalty-free, paid up, worldwide license to copy and distribute this document and to modify this document and distribute copies of the modified version. I'm sending a copy of this to our UCAR legal counsel to make sure we are not turning over ownership and control of the CF-netCDF itself.. -- Ben