[geos-devel] Incubation Progress

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Thu Apr 3 13:33:55 EDT 2008


I'm getting back onto this horse...

First, I've started moving the main page for geos to the geos trac wiki.
That leaves the subsidiary tasks of moving the download, svn snap, and
svn log to downloads.osgeo.org at some point.

Second, I've started to flesh out a PSC page.  If you could do an RFC1
for us on governance, that would be great. I'm happy with Apache-style
voting, and the Mapserver RFC1, myself (for reference, it's at
http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc/ms-rfc-1 )

Third, provenance review, I'll volunteer to get that done.



On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Folks,
>  I've just realized that I am in fact the OSGeo appointed incubation
>  mentor for the GEOS project.  I have been meaning to prompt for some
> progress
>  for a while, but this seems like a good time.
>  I see two main things that need to be done:
>  1) Setup project governance.  This will presumably amount to setting up a
>  Project Steering Committee responsible for approving commiters, approving
>  major technical changes - perhaps via an RFC process, and making other
>  major project decisions.  I would be willing to draft an "RFC 1" outlining
>  this, modelled on the one used by MapServer or GDAL if that would be
> helpful
>  (let me know).
>  One key issue is establishing the initial PSC.  As major stakeholders it
>  may be desirable to have Safe Software, Autodesk and Ingres represented.
>  I also assume that Paul will be on it (perhaps chairing?).  There are also
>  several other contributors that might be reasonable - mostly obviously Ben
>  Jubb who has done the recent work at Refractions.
>  2) Provenance Review.  This process is described at:
>   http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/codereview.html
>  For GEOS I anticipate this mostly just being a bit tedious because of the
>  number of files to review, but likely not very hard since there have been
>  a limited number of contributors, and little use of outside code.  Is there
>  anyone willing to volunteer for this work?  I would be happy to provide
>  guideance and support.
>  Best regards,
>  --
> ---------------------------------------+--------------------------------------
>  I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam,
> warmerdam at pobox.com
>  light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
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