[GRASS-PSC] Migration to git/gog

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 03:42:01 PDT 2016

Dear Peter, Helli, All,

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 PM, "Peter Löwe" <peter.loewe at gmx.de> wrote:

> Dear PSC,
> I would like to propose two topics for discussion by the board:
> a) Option to migrate to a git/gog-based repository. This proposal is being
> forwarded from Helli (cc), based on the current successful migration by the
> Postgis project ( https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/postgis-devel/2016-
> October/025981.html), to ensure that the developers can use a state of
> the art repository.

I'm in favor, provided that a volunteer is found for migrating the history
and repository. In the case of Postgis, as far as I understand, strk took
care of that.

> b) Option to use persistent identifiers (Digital Object Identifiers (DOI))
> for software, documentation and data in the GRASS project. DOI are
> currently mostly known to reference and cite scientific articles ("like a
> ISBN number for books"). DOI can also be assigned to scientific data,
> including software. The benefit in doing this is providing scientific
> citability, which implies scientific credit and recognition for the authors
> of the software or data. DOI for software/data are provided/minted by the
> DataCite non profit organisation (https://www.datacite.org/
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataCite). OSGeo, being a non profit
> organisation itself with significant IT infrastructure, could apply to
> DataCite to receive DOI (has already been positively checked by the
> DataCite folks). However, this requires a need within the OSGeo projects to
> use DOI. I believe this could be a great driver to foster the authoring and
> publication of add-on modules for GRASS, for which the authors could be
> credited via a DOI upon "publication" within the GRASS community. FWIW, DOI
> are already assigned to all OSGeo (and GRASS!)-related FOSS4G conference
> videos in the TIB AV-Portal. Example: http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/20425
> (DOI also serve as "unbreakable" weblinks.)

Good idea.
Any opinion from the others?
Thanks for the proposals


Margherita Di Leo
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