[OSGeo-Edu] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Training and certification

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 01:50:34 PDT 2011

Interaction with other committees is separate to the the incubation process currently.

I like the idea of the straight up reward system:
- participation (provision of quick start etc gets you included on the live dvd)
- provision of course materials perhaps could allow projects to participate in education initiatives

The incubation process is already a MASSIVE ask. Just because it is one that has had some success please do not look at it as an opportunity to ask more from participating projects.

As an example: "incubation" took GeoTools years to accomplish - and is taking many other projects years as well. Please don't add more work to a process already so slow is is ineffective.

Is there any way to start these conversations off in the other direct? That is how can the live dvd project bring assistance to bear; or the education committee bring volunteers together to write course materials?

Remember that these projects have one (and only one primary objective): bringing code together into releasable form :-)

Jody Garnett

On Sunday, 12 June 2011 at 10:56 AM, Mark Lucas wrote:

> On Jun 11, 2011, at 8:24 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> >  Mark,
> >  Yes I agree that OSGeo-Live also provides a good framework for the periodic review of projects beyond incubation.
> > 
> >  What we have on our side is:
> >  1. A periodic release schedule
> >  2. A valuable business driver which attracts projects to continue to work on OSGeo-Live (namely the marketing value of each release)
> > 
> >  We do have the potential to gradually introduce review of incubation criteria into the OSGeo-Live release cycle.
> > 
> I was actually thinking of the reverse - incubation graduation would be contingent on getting on the OSGeo-Live disk. Agree it should be gradual, should start out as a goal.
> Mark
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