[OSGeo-Announce] GeoTools Graduates OSGeo Incubation

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Jul 18 16:11:21 EDT 2008

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the GeoTools project has graduated
from the incubation process and is now a full fledged OSGeo project with
Jody Garnett appointed as project representative (Vice President,


GeoTools is an open source (LGPL) Java code library which provides
standards compliant methods for the manipulation of geospatial data, for
example to implement  Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The
GeoTools library implements Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
specifications as they are developed, in close collaboration with the
GeoAPI project.

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


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