[OSGeo-Discuss] New incubation procedure
wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 14:25:45 PST 2015
On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Suchith Anand <
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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
> Well, I'm not particularly fond of "Community Projects" as a name. Even
mature FOSS projects are community projects in one way or the other.
Unfortunately, I don't have other suggestion.
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org]
> On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna [jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:26 PM
> To: discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New incubation procedure
> (we are approaching 2 full years that this "labs" naming has been an
> issue and discussed)
> 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
>  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
> > ________________________________________
> > 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
> > 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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