[Geodata] conceptual question: OSGeo Data Project?

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Wed Oct 17 17:13:13 EDT 2007

There hasn't, but I would be in to the idea of OSGeo data projects. 
We're starting to work on a New York map, and relatively soon we want to 
make the base layer editable.

I think similar to the coding projects you'd want a strong community of 
people, a number of different contributors, ect.  One of the tough thing 
will be the legal requirements, since the whole data thing is not on 
firm legal ground.

Dave Patton wrote:
> To date, as far as I know, there are no
> "OSGeo Data Projects" that have graduated
> incubation, or that are in incubation.
> Has there been any discussion of any
> existing projects going into OSGeo
> incubation, to become an OSGeo Data Project?
> While it is a conceptual question, my
> asking is based on something more than
> casual curiosity. I'm in the initial
> stages of trying to get a Project Steering
> Committee(PSC) formed for the Degree
> Confluence Project. While having a PSC
> is only one element that is considered
> for OSGeo project incubation, it made
> me 'wonder about the future', and whether
> something such as the Degree Confluence
> Project, which consists of both data and
> the website used to display/manage the data,
> would be the type of thing that might
> become an "OSGeo Data Project".
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