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A number of academic researchers are committed to helping develop OGC standards, but the vast majority are not. Why do some get into it, and why don't more? For the past several years I've been looking for ways to stimulate academic involvement in geospatial standards development. I'm starting to see some potential, but the cultural & institutional barriers still dominate.