[OSGeo-Discuss] End of life for Community Mapbuilder
Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org
Mon Jul 28 10:43:48 EDT 2008
Hi Cameron and others,
Congratulations indeed for the decision and way forward!
Looking at what for instance the Apache Jakarta Project does, adding a
"Retired projects" page seems a good solution. Elegant and clear. See http://jakarta.apache.org/site/retired-projects.html
I have no problem with seeing such a link in the current projects
listing on the OSGeo homepage.
On Jul 28, 2008, at 4:32 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> End of life for Community Mapbuilder
>> We, the Mapbuilder Project Steering Committee, have agreed that the
>> time has come for the Community Mapbuilder <http://communitymapbuilder.org/
>> > project to gracefully retire. We will release a final, stable 1.5
>> version of the software, and afterwards there are no planned
>> enhancements to Mapbuilder. The web pages and code will be kept
>> alive, a few bugs might be fixed and we will likely continue
>> answering user queries, but we expect Mapbuilder will gradually
>> fade away into history.
> I think this is an excellent and professional approach - given a
> clear heads
> up to the community on the status of things. In fact, I've been
> just thrilled
> by the degree of cooperation achieved between several of the web
> mapping client
> side projects in recent years. The experience and efforts focused on
> improvement and exploitation of OpenLayers by those involved in
> ka-map and other projects has helped turn OpenLayers into what I
> would argue
> is the "best of breed" role it plays now.
> As far as OSGeo process, I agree that we (perhaps within the
> committee?) need to work out an end-of-life/retired status for
> There is no problem continuing to host project resources of course,
> but at
> some point we would want to release the project from "live status"
> and governance requirements and to remove it from the front page so
> not too
> many new users are guided to it as a promoted project.
> If there is no objection, I'll distribute the eol announcement via the
> OSGeo announce mechanism.
> Best regards,
> I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
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