[OSGeo-Discuss] Starting new projects under OSGEO

Jeroen Ticheler Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org
Fri Mar 24 08:58:11 PST 2006

Thanks Frank!

Will proceed along those lines. It will take a while before the  
software would be ready in any way. Just want to be sure how to deal  
with the copyright issue right from the start. I guess we should  
indicate that the software will be copyrighted to OSGEO once a first  
version is ready. For that to actually be possible it should at that  
point go through the incubator process.

I'm working on getting heads in the direction of moving GeoNetwork  
opensource into the foundation. All seems positive and I'm trying to  
get funding for this to happen.


On Mar 24, 2006, at 4:48 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We are in the process of developing specifications for new  
>> analytical software related to land cover, land use, carbon cycle  
>> etc.. that we want to be licensed under GPL. There will be a  
>> tender put out for this. We are thinking of the possibility of  
>> having the project copyrighted to OSGEO right from its inception.
>> The obvious question is: can this be done at this stage, what are  
>> the steps needed, how would we start a new project?
> Jeroen,
> There is no problem with having project copyright assigned to OSGeo
> right from it's inception.  However, currently OSGeo isn't accepting
> new projects till we complete the incubation of the existing projects
> so that could be problematic.
> It might be best to try and submit the project to OSGeo for  
> incubation once
> it has been "delivered".
> I would add that I am hoping GeoNetwork will be a candidate for a  
> foundation
> project once we are ready for new projects.
> Best regards,
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