[Board] Periodic revisiting of project incubation
jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 21:44:11 PDT 2012
We have discussed this one a couple of times; and I am keen to hear any creative ways forward.
One thing I noticed about the eclipse process is that they list an "Ongoing Responsibilities" section in their new project page. It covers such things that matter to that organisation (i.e. "metadata", legal documentation, naming and version numbering). I think we could adapt this idea for the OSGeo Foundation. Would you like to pursue this conversation on the incubator list? Perhaps we can put together a motion for the board to consider.
I also have a couple of ideas on how we can shake up the incubation process and getting it turning over again. The good news is our last meeting was *very* well attended and we managed to get status updates from all the projects in incubation except one (which I was able to check in with via email).
On Friday, 10 August 2012 at 4:58 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I know I have questioned the long term effectiveness of an incubation
> committee if it doesn't have periodic follow up.
> For me, I see the business value of incubation in that it demonstrates a
> level of quality to the market. The comment about "how to we resource a
> periodic incubation refresh or QA refresh" is very valid. I don't have
> an easy magic answer for this, but do have some ideas on where to start:
> 1. The OSGeoLive project has a light weight QA process built into it,
> and a business driver which makes it attractive for projects to
> participate. QA process is "Verify your application installs and runs on
> our Ubuntu based DVD, and your docs are up to date". Business value is
> "If you do your QA process, you will get access to a valuable marketing
> pipeline". This OSGeoLive process could start to align with the
> incubation process to address a periodic review of project incubation
> 2. There is been discussions over the last year with the Eclipse
> Foundation and LocationTech, who I understand have developed a business
> model based around external big companies sponsoring Open Source
> projects, and including a periodic quality controlled release. I think
> there is value in investigating this relationship with
> LocationTech/Eclipse further, or alternatively investigating this
> business model.
> Cameron Shorter
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