[OSGeo-Discuss] NEWS: GeoServer Graduates Incubation

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Mar 19 06:44:31 PDT 2013

(online version: http://www.osgeo.org/news/geoserver-graduation )


News Date: 2013-03-19

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the GeoServer project has graduated
from incubation and is now a full fledged OSGeo project. Andrea Aime, a
long time member of the GeoServer Project Steering Committee (PSC), has
been appointed as project officer.

GeoServer (http://www.geoserver.org/) is an Open Source Java Web App
allowing users to publish, share and edit geospatial data. GeoServer is
well known for its ease of use, excellent documentation and active
development community. Designed for interoperability, GeoServer has
always had a strong base in open standards and is a reference
implementation of the OGC Web Feature and Web Coverage Services. It also
supports other well known standards such as the Web Map and Web
Processing service. GeoServer is supported by an easy-to-use web
configuration and a full REST API for configuration.

Graduating incubation (http://www.osgeo.org/incubator) includes
fulfilling requirements for open community operation, a responsible
project governance model, code provenance, and general good project
operation. Graduation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and
gives potential users and the community at large an added confidence in
the viability and safety of the project.

The project steering committee says, "The GeoServer team is thrilled to
be recognized as a full OSGEo project. There have been strong ties
between the two communities with GeoServer developers being involved as
charter members, volunteering at the committee level and represented in
local OSGeo chapters and helping with foss4g. We are very happy to be
included as part of OSGeo and a member of such an esteemed group of

OSGeo would also like to thank Landon Blake, Jody Garnett, and the
Aust-NZ OSGeo Chapter, the Free Software Foundation and The Eclipse
Foundation for their assistance during this Incubation process

Congratulations to the GeoServer community!


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