[SAC] Project Hosting

Daniel Kastl daniel at georepublic.de
Sat Jul 10 01:03:24 EDT 2010

Hi list,

May I ask what is the state about hosting pgRouting SVN on OSGeo servers?
I think this still hasn't been clarified yet, right?

I would be glad if someone could help to import the SVN dump.
If you decide not to host it, that's OK as well, and I will close the ticket
and pgRouting project will look for alternatives. Just it would be nice to
be able to proceed somehow.

Best regards,

PS: the related tickets for reference:

Georepublic UG & Georepublic Japan
eMail: daniel.kastl at georepublic.de
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2010/6/15 Daniel Kastl <daniel at georepublic.de>

> Hi Chris,
> Thank you for bringing up this topic and thank you for speaking for the
> pgRouting project.
> pgRouting discussed the pro and contra to apply for incubation, but it
> didn't happen yet because of a few reasons:
>    - We feel that pgRouting is quite small compared to other projects that
>    passed incubation already, and we thought we could start as an OSGeo Labs
>    project at first. Maybe we could find other similar projects to join then
>    for incubation. I'm not sure OSGeo aims to be there for a large number of
>    small projects rather than the "big" ones.
>    Nevertheless we want to keep pgRouting on the GIS Live DVD and thought
>    it might be a good idea to have at least mailing list and SVN hosted by
>    OSGeo for now (I'm not sure a migration of TRAC is possible).
>    - Second reason for not having started incubation yet: it seems to me
>    that incubation requires quite some paperwork and efforts (pgRouting user
>    base might be relatively large, but active developers isn't yet).
>    Furthermore there are quite a few projects in incubation queue and I feel
>    there is some lack of mentors.
> There are alternatives for hosting like Github, Sourceforge or just some
> company server, but we thought it would be best for the project to be less
> tied to a single company and show our relation to OSGeo and make it more
> attractive for others to join development.
> Best regards,
> Daniel
> 2010/6/14 <christopher.schmidt at nokia.com>
> Hi,
>> pgRouting has requested project hosting via OSGeo:
>>  http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/561
>> In general, I believe policy has been that a SAC member basically has
>> to step up to support organizations if they want to be hosted by
>> OSGeo (followed by rubber-stamping by the board, afaik).
>> I'd like to suggest that in general, we should encourage projects
>> which have a large, healthy community to pursue incubation (at least
>> in the form of creating an application for incubation/demonstrating
>> intent to pursue incubation). pgRouting is a mature project,
>> well-documented, with a significant history in the OSGeo community
>> (participation at conferences, etc.) There is no reason they
>> should not be pursuing incubation that I can see.
>> If a project is mature enough to be considered for incubation,
>> but is not interested in pursuing incubation, I feel like SAC
>> should take care in taking that project on as a hosting
>> candidate.
>> For projects that are small enough that incubation is not
>> appropriate -- like TileCache/FeatureServer, as well as others that
>> have requested incubation -- I'm fine with the current process,
>> but I think that we should really do our best to encourage projects
>> like pgRouting to become a part of the community via incubation,
>> rather than just taking advantage of OSGeo's hosting capabilities.
>> I'd be interested in any other opinions on this point.
>> Best Regards,
>> --
>> Christopher Schmidt
>> Nokia
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