Of course, just implementing these services is not satisfactory for us. We are also working on new concepts to move the security infrastructure forward. Just a few keywords:
- Interface development: We started to adopt OASIS WS-S (and thus SOAP) interfaces to support mainstream IT Web Services Security standards.
- Standardization: We were engaged in the OGC including OWS testbeds 3 to 7 testbeds and provide prototype implementations of newly sepcified services
- Licensing: We started to implement components that provide access to services depending on licenses and can be used to negotiate licenses between service provider and client (or better: customer). Imagine a customer who has to accept a creative commons-like license before she can access a service.