[OSGeo-Announce] FDO, GDAL and GRASS Graduate OSGeo Incubation

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Feb 12 00:34:34 EST 2008

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the GRASS, GDAL and FDO projects have
all graduated from the incubation process and are now a full fledged OSGeo

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) is a Geographic
Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis,
image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and


The GDAL/OGR project provides a library and commandline tools for reading and
writing geospatial raster and vector file formats.  As a library it provides
a single abstract data model to the calling application for all formats.


The FDO data access technology provides an API for manipulating, defining
and analyzing geospatial information regardless of where it is stored. FDO
uses a provider-based model for supporting a variety of geospatial data
sources, where each provider typically supports a particular data format
or data store.


Graduating incubation includes requirements for open community operation,
a responsible project governance model, code provenance and license
verification and general good project operation.  Graduating incubation
is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users of
the project added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.


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