[OSGeo-Discuss] [Incubator] New incubation procedure

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 06:05:20 PDT 2015


I would like to achieve:

1 - attract more projects to osgeo umbrella
2 - attract little projects to osgeo umbrella
3 - define, what should happen after successful incubation, because I do
not believe in "and lived happily ever after" - to become the project,
certain level (checklist) has to be reached. But what if the project looses
it's community?

The "still-callled-star" system I started to work on, was inspired by
Cameron notes (just FYI)


st 11. 3. 2015 v 1:12 odesílatel Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>

> I will volunteer after foss4gna to look at this.
> I am still interested in keeping our current procedure (as I think it is
> producing good results) and relaxing the requirement for a mentor (which is
> an embarrassing bottleneck).
> Rather than a "star" system I think we can highlight how far along in the
> checklist each project is.
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 10 March 2015 at 16:12, Bruce Bannerman <
> bruce.bannerman.osgeo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We need to be careful when playing around with our 'Incubation Procedure'.
>> It causes considerable angst and disruption to both mentors and to the
>> relevant communities going through incubation when we keep trying to change
>> to rules.
>> From my opinion as a mentor, the current process while subjective in some
>> cases is still valid and effective in guiding a project to the ideals that
>> we as a community aspire to.
>> When a project graduates from incubation, it gains considerable
>> credibility as a viable open source spatial project. It is a badge of
>> honour for the project and something to aspire too. So why are we trying to
>> dilute this?
>> While there are aspects that could improve, what is the rationale for
>> wanting to change the process (together with the inevitable disruption that
>> follows)?
>> If we are serious about changing the incubation rules, then a more formal
>> methodology such as those referred to by Cameron at [1] may be more
>> appropriate.
>> Now, who has the spare time to investigate and drive this forward, **if
>> we deem it appropriate**.....?
>> Are there any volunteers?
>> Bruce
>> [1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/incubator/2015-March/002644.html
>> ===============
>> I recently came across a number of "Open Source Maturity Methodologies",
>> which is worth being aware of, and possibly incorporating and/or
>> referencing from OSGeo Incubation processes:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software_assessment_methodologies
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