[Incubator] New Application: GeoToolkit

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Mon May 25 12:37:10 EDT 2009

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> I must confess that I'm not clear on the social implications of DVCS.
> It does still seem important that an OSGeo project produce vetted
> releases that are considered to be the product of the project as
> a whole.  I'm not clear how that fits with a DVCS free-for-all.  But
> I may be reading too much into this.
> Overall my concerns with Geotoolkit are:
>  1) Does it really have a sufficient community to flourish for some
>     time?
>  2) Is it really going to be able to operate in a community based
>     manner or is it essentially a geomatys fork?
>  3) Does it have technical strengths that make it appropriate for
>     OSGeo to promote it?
>  4) Is it going to be able to work within a governance model that is
>     going fit with OSGeo's concept of prudent management?
> My initial pre-disposition is to give things a bit of time to shake out
> before seeking to bring the project into incubation.  This would give
> time for us to see if Geotoolkit is attracting broad interest, and to
> give the project some time to find it's governance/community operation
> legs.  At that point it might be more clear if the fit is good.

I agree. Sounds like "wait and see" is the best we can do for now.

Daniel Morissette

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