Announced via Press Release on the 24th October 2017.
Read the press release here:
DGGS is not a panacea but it is an important contribution toward a better world. Michael Goodchild likened the DGGS abstract specification to other major spatial standards when he said, "I'm very much in favour of this effort; I've often argued for something along these lines, I think it's relevant to the hypothetical question, 'What if we organized another Meridian Convention, what would have a similar enabling impact to the adoption of the Greenwich Meridian?'"
A colleague pointed out that it's an abstract specification, not an implementation specification or standard. So everyone's still free to interpret and implement it however they like!