[Incubator] GeoTools Mentor Needed

Jody Garnett jgarnett at refractions.net
Fri Sep 14 18:51:36 EDT 2007

Thanks for the assistance Frank, I also resigned being GeoTools 
representative last year.

The reason I stepped down was due to lack of efficiency when we entered 
discussions of (c). I felt like I was no longer the right person for the 

At the time we needed to step up a dialog with the OSGeo board - this 
was hampered by constant waiting for legal feedback.

I think the delays are causing more damage than anything else (by the 
time discussion starts up again we all forgot where we are). When we 
first got a proposed contributors agreement nobody was on hand that 
understood what was being put on the table etc ... it took for months 
until I heard an explanation that made sense to me.

I would like to consider a change to tactics - concentrate on the end 
goal of getting (c) sorted out. And then see how OSGeo can assist. Even 
if the board can be decisive and say *we support exactly* the following 
it would be a great help.

In joining with a foundation we are trying to find an ally that can 
offer advice and take legal responsibility for our code base. So far 
OSGeo and the incubation process is not working out,


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> I have resigned as GeoTools mentor, and so we need a new project mentor.
> Volunteers appreciated.
> Best regards,

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