[Board] The "impartiality" agenda item

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 23:54:24 PDT 2012

It was discussed on several of the lists Martin, in general I am trying to keep discussion in the open.  

Here is a reference from geotools-devel:

> We asked for OSGeo incubation without success; this gave to Geotk a
> competitive disadvantage unrelated to the technical merits of each
> projects. We though that OSGeo could help building a community; the
> other point of view was that the community shall exist before a project
> get incubated. Apache is providing us a community, while Geotk could
> provide them code base. This looks like a win-win relationship for us.
> This can also be a win for the open source ecosystem, by increasing the
> spectrum of solutions available to the users. The impact on GeoTools is
> not necessarily bad, since projects don't have to write everything in
> the GIS world. GeoTools could delegate some services to projects who
> invested more in those areas, as you already do with JTS.

Jody Garnett

On Thursday, 9 August 2012 at 4:05 PM, Martin Desruisseaux wrote:

> Le 09/08/12 08:34, Jody Garnett a écrit :
> > There was also reference to the incubation process not accepting  
> > GeoToolkit, which I briefly replied to.
> >  
> I don't think (as far as I remember) that we talked about incubation in  
> any public list. Do you have the reference?
> Martin
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