[OSGeo-Discuss] FW: Possible CS-W Portal Opportunity

Breimyer, Paul - 0442 - MITLL paul.breimyer at ll.mit.edu
Fri Feb 7 05:46:21 PST 2014


Fair question, and at this point, I'm not sure.  I don't represent DHS S&T,
but I'm trying to see if there's interest from OSGeo to explore a tech
transfer of the project to OSGeo.  Basically, the work has largely been done
and I'm trying to determine if the broader community could benefit from it.
Given the feedback I've heard so far, I think it could be valuable to have a
dialog with DHS S&T and an OSGeo representative to talk about what the
transfer model might be (e.g., the approaches you described), but I'm not
sure who would be the appropriate OSGeo contact.  






Paul Breimyer, Ph.D.

Technical Staff, Surveillance Systems

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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From: Bruce Bannerman [mailto:bruce.bannerman.osgeo at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 5:47 PM
To: Breimyer, Paul - 0442 - MITLL; discuss at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Fwd: FW: [OSGeo-Discuss] Possible CS-W Portal Opportunity



I noted your last paragraph below, which does ring alarm bells for me.

What is the intent of this approach? Is it:

*	To potentially launch a piece of software as an open source project
that DHS S&T will sponsor and support through the incubation process until
the project becomes self sustaining; or

*	To declare some software that DHS S&T has developed as open source
with a view for OSGeo, or some other party, to pick it up, sponsor and
support it through the incubation process, with DHS S&T hoping to get the
software maintained by others with little or no involvement by DHS S&T.

I'm unclear of the intent behind the approach from your email.


I suspect that you would receive a more favourable response if it was the
first option above. You may even find that an existing project that works in
this space may pick up the software if it is appropriate for their long term
road map.





Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Possible CS-W Portal Opportunity



There may be an opportunity to completely open source the system, which
would require some additional development to fully support the CS-W
interface.  Based upon the responses I've received so far (thanks again), it
seems like there may be some interest, but I think DHS S&T may need a
stronger expression of interest from OSGeo to move forward. If there's
interest, I could try to schedule a webex meeting to show the system.



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