[OSGeo-Discuss] Tales from a Benevolent Dictator

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Sun May 15 06:23:26 PDT 2016

Open management of a project has nothing to do with the quality of the
software (scientific evaluation).

Nevertheless OSGeo want to "label" projects that are considered a good
option for production environment.
It means that when a company, organization or group select the software it
doesn't just look at the software quality but also at the risk of this
Like for example if a software is dependent on a single failure point.

That's why in incubation it is required that the community is composed by
more then a single part and that the project is governed by multiple people
so that the faiulure of one component do not affect the project.

That's all.


2016-05-15 14:40 GMT+02:00 Marco Afonso <mafonso333 at gmail.com>:

> Hi Anita,
> Aha! So there is a ponderation weight on software quality evaluation AND
> project organization evaluation.
> So you can exclude an open source software with high quality if their
> organization evaluation is low.
> For me that seems wrong. A software on a public repository is only limited
> by it's licence terms, or unlimited at all. :)
> Cheers
> Em 15/05/2016 13:14, "Anita Graser" <anitagraser at gmx.at> escreveu:
>> Hi Marco,
>> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 1:18 PM, Marco Afonso <mafonso333 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Once the software (as an object) is available on a public repository, it
>>> only matters it's license terms to evaluate it's restrictions. From there,
>>> it is irrelevant "whos behind it".
>> ​Here I have to strongly disagree. Imho, the job of OSGeo incubation is
>> to evaluate a software project (software and organisation) therefore it
>> makes no sense to limit discussions to software quality.
>> Best wishes,
>> Anita​
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