[Geomoose-users] incubation meeting in a week

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 17:35:21 EST 2012

Hi Brent - yes you are on the right track :-)

It may be best to do it as a team effort - depending on the size of your code base (how big is your code base?) 

The plan here is to check what you distribute (software, docs, data, etc..) and ensure we are doing it correctly. It is not the case that we have to fix everything; we only want to list (even in your issue tracker) any work that needs to be done.

One of the things an organisation will do prior to using GeoMOOSE is a legal review.

The foundation does not have a bucket of cash to hire a team to do a legal review for all the projects. So we are trying for the next best thing; produce a list of known problems as a good starting place for a legal review.

A couple of ideas:
- Go through all your source code files (by hand) and check that their headers are correct (this is often why it is a team effort). For GeoTools we had some files without header information which I had to check version control history on to see who created them.
-- What you are checking for depends on the project? I don't know if you ask developers to assign the code to an organisation? Or is each file considered separately?
- Check how you distribute your documentation? Creative Commons?
- Check any same data included with your application or documentation. If you don't know where it came from I recommend the natural earth dataset :-)

Jody Garnett

On Wednesday, 11 January 2012 at 9:17 AM, Brent Fraser wrote:

> Jody,
>   I can't remember if someone has volunteered for the Code Provenance Review.  If not, then I will.  From the OSGEO page (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Code_Provenance_Review), it looks like the task will produce a Review Document (perhaps as an RFC?) containing:
>     1. A list of external components and their license status.
>     2. A statement of the open source licensing of our source code, with a list of discrepancies.
>     3. Any other licensing issues needing to be addressed.
> Am I on the right track?
> Best Regards, Brent Fraser 
> On 1/8/2012 12:48 AM, Jody Garnett wrote: 
> > Afternoon: 
> > 
> > I need to report back to the incubation committee for the next meeting (). 
> > 
> > I know we have a the status page: 
> > - http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoMoose_Incubation_Status
> > 
> > Thus I have not seen anyone set up a code review? Is this a case of everyone being on holidays; or is it something I can help get started?  
> > 
> > -- 
> > Jody Garnett
> > 
> > 
> > 
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