[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo guidelines for code hosting ?

Anita Graser anitagraser at gmx.at
Sat Oct 17 08:06:54 PDT 2015

On Oct 17, 2015 12:10 PM, "Mateusz Loskot" <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
> On 17 October 2015 at 10:22, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net> wrote:
> > Given the number of OSGeo projects that are moving their code outside
> > of OSGeo infrastructure, Mateusz Loskot on IRC suggested to include
> > guidelines about what is or ins't accepted as a code repository
> > hosting for OSGeo projects.
> To clraify, the suggestion was inspired by this article and
> what Eclise Foundation proposed in their FAQ:
> http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2013/06/20/eclipse-github/
> Typical incubation questionnaire asks something like this:
> "If you do not intend to host any portion of this project using the OSGeo
> infrastructure, why should you be considered a member project..."
> So, perhaps it would be better to clarify hosting
> freedoms/requirements in advance.
> > Of course the ethical criteria is orthogonal to the strategic
> > arguments about having code hosted on or off OSGeo infrastructure.
> Also, as the latest discussion about GitHub revealed, there is number of
> practical features that make hosting alternatives more attractive.
> Finally, with Sandro, we brainstormed idea of surveing the Community
> about their hosting needs/preferences.
> Sandro, Martin, Alex, have been putting efforts into setting up Git,
> improving Trac, and overall improvements.
> Those efforts might be wasted, in case projects will move to GitHub.

What about the projects which are already on Github?

Best wishes

> Best regards,
> --
> Mateusz  Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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