In order to build a valuable Software application the FreeGIS.net project is working strictly with the most important organism which deals with protocols in the GIS field: The Open Geospatial Consortium.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is, nowadays, an international industry consortium of 442 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The consortium pursue its mission:
providing free and openly available standards to the market, tangible value to Members, and measurable benefits to users leading worldwide the creation and establishment of standards that allow geospatial content and services to be seamlessly integrated into business and civic processes, the spatial web and enterprise computing facilitating the adoption of open, spatially enabled reference architectures in enterprise environments worldwide providing advance standards in support of the formation of new and innovative markets and applications for geospatial technologies accelerating market assimilation of interoperability research through collaborative consortium processes. Thanks to the effort of this project one partner, the R3-GIS company, is now directly involved within the OGC and is participating in the processes of the organization.