Waouh (scroll down, no internal anchors), this is a big deal to me:

  • OGC TC directs the OGC-NA that all new OGC identifiers issued for persistent public OGC resources shall be http URIs, instead of URNs
  • New standards and new major versions of existing standards shall use http URIs for persistent public OGC resources to replace OGC URN identifiers defined in previous standards and versions, unless OGC-NA approves an exception

Use of HTTP URIs is axiomatic for "linked data". This begins to make OGC stuff relevant to the web.

Update (2010-07-08): More on Allan Doyle's blog.