[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Not graduated OSGeo project...

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 12:53:32 PDT 2016

Hi Maxi,

I'm not sure our software incubation checklist is the correct criteria 
to apply to "OSGeo Outreach Projects".


The education committee is a huge success story of OSGeo, attracting 
educators from around the world who are promoting Open Source to future 
generations. OSGeo should be promoting this community.

OSGeo-Live likewise has hundreds of contributors, provides a easy way 
for new users to find out about Open Source projects, and maintains a 
high level of quality. It should be promoted. Note, we have considered 
taking OSGeo-Live through graduation. Checklist here:


One concern I have is that OSGeo-Live includes more projects than just 
those incubated. A casual observer would naturally deduce that if 
OSGeo-Live has reached incubation quality, then all included packages 
should have also reached such quality. This assumption is incorrect and 
should not be promoted by OSGeo, and is a reason for OSGeo-Live not to 
be officially recognised as an OSGeo incubated project.

The OSGeo Data Committee is a great idea, but has lost impetus. This 
might be a candidate for dropping from the home page. Possibly we should 
be pointing people to Open Street Map or similar.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 21/10/2016 12:20 AM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
> dear Board,
> in the OSGeo landing page (www.osgeo.org <http://www.osgeo.org>) in 
> the "OSGeo projects" frame are listed the so called "Outreach Projects".
> To my understanding and knowledge these listed projects (Public 
> Geospatial Data, Education and Curriculum, OSGeo Live) have not been 
> nor incubated nor graduated.
> I'm therefore asking for clarification, and in the case my 
> understanding is correct, to immediately remove these projects from 
> the landing page.
> Two of them are actually committee, at the same level of the other 
> OSGeo committee, that in my opinion should be equally promoted and 
> listed togheter.
> Best,
> Maxi
> -- 
> *Massimiliano Cannata*
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