[OSGeo-Discuss] New incubation procedure

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Mar 3 07:14:39 PST 2015

Thanks Jeff. 

Though we had lots of discussions afterwards and continuing on this , we couldnt find any solution till now. So this might be a good opportunity  to modify the Incubation's "labs" term, to something like "Community Projects" to avoid confusion if that is acceptable to Vaclav, Jachym and others. Many thanks.


From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna [jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com]
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(we are approaching 2 full years that this "labs" naming has been an
issue and discussed[1])

Today, knowing how ingrained the term 'lab' is in the GeoForAll
education network, maybe Jachym is correct that it is a good time to
modify the Incubation's "labs" term, to something like "Community

[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/ica-osgeo-labs/2013-June/000134.html


On 2015-03-03 3:42 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:
> Vaclav,
> Please accept my sincere apologies as it was my mistake that i did not think on this  when we started the ICA-OSGeo Labs initiative (so many things were going on at that time!).
> In universities, we generally use the "Labs" term to refer to infrastructure/people/facilities for a particular subject. For example Botany Lab, Robotics Lab etc. And we wanted to make sure there is a dedicated Open Source Geospatial Lab in universities worldwide  (which includes bringing together people from various disciplines, infrastructure (the physical space) and facilities to make this happen. Also it is easier to make use of the same terminology/structure of "Labs" which is widely used in the university environment to get academics start the initiative in their respective universities (also it is easier for them to convince their higher management on a structure that is known to them than reinvent a new term for this) .
> So it will very helpful for us if you can make use of new "OSGeo-projects" and metioned star (or similar) rating system for the incubation as then there is no confusion in the future. Many thanks for your consideration.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
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> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jachym Cepicky [jachym.cepicky at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 7:27 AM
> To: Vaclav Petras
> Cc: OSGeo Discussions; incubator at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New incubation procedure
> Vašku,
> just side note: yes, whith the new "Labs" initiative "OSGeo-Labs" have to change their name.
> My idea would rather be to get rid of current OSGeo- "labs" and "projects" and start with new "OSGeo-projects" and metioned star (or similar) rating system.
> Than for current OSGeo-Labs "OSGeo-project level 1" would make it (or similar)
> Jachym
> po 2. 3. 2015 v 18:33 odesílatel Vaclav Petras <wenzeslaus at gmail.com<mailto:wenzeslaus at gmail.com>> napsal:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 6:44 AM, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com<mailto:jachym.cepicky at gmail.com>> wrote:
> former "OSGeo Labs" (now it has no name is slowly forgotten in past, but you can find more at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Labs)
> Hi Jachym,
> do you think that with the renewal you can replace the name "OSGeo Labs" by something else? Now we have also ISPRS-ICA-OSGeo Research and Educational laboratories which might be often shortened to OSGeo Labs, although I prefer OSGeoRELs for writing. The mainling list is ica-osgeo-labs. Put perhaps it is not such an issue since the term "Geo for All" (http://www.geoforall.org/) is now used more and more (well, the linked website as OSGeo Labs in the title element).
> Thanks for taking this into consideration,
> Vaclav
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