[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Not graduated OSGeo project...
raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Thu Oct 20 16:27:41 PDT 2016
Maxi, Cameron and all,
Perhaps the term "Education Committee" could be replaced with
Geo4All as it represents the educational outreach project of
Mapbuilder which is listed as an Foundation project has
retired  and and can be removed or shown
Regarding "Public Geodata Project", I expressed my views in
the recent e-mail . I would be happy to work together with
anyone who would like to take up on forming the "Data4All"
initiative with OSM, HOT and others in the Open Data
On 10/21/2016 4:53 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> 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.
>> *Massimiliano Cannata*
>> Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica
>> Responsabile settore Geomatica
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