[Incubator] OSGeo Labs invitation before FOSS4G

Julien-Samuel Lacroix jlacroix at mapgears.com
Mon Oct 12 11:22:17 EDT 2009


I'm thinking of inviting people on OSGeo-Discuss to add their Geo-FOSS 
projects on the OSGeo Labs page before FOSS4G to build a kind of 
directory of all Geo related FOSS projects around.

Ideally all projects presented to FOSS4G could go in the Lab even if 
they do not aim to ever enter incubation (They must have a reason). If 
we gather enough interest I would like to make a motion to the board to 
make this an official OSGeo policy. Something like (this is a very very 
short draft):
OSGeo Labs is a directory of all Geo related FOSS projects around. OSGeo 
invites everyone to register their projects on the OSGeo Labs page. A 
disclaimer on the page should warn people that those projects do not 
meet OSGeo "quality" criteria (or whatever superlative the incubation 
gives to a project).

I would like to have other opinions on that (and maybe someone to 
quickly reread my English-is-not-my-first-language mail).

Something like:

I would like to invite every FOSS4G presenters to register their 
projects in the OSGeo Labs page. OSGeo Labs aims to gather together all 
geospatial related FOSS projects and give visibility to all FOSS 
projects out there. You do not have to aim for OSGeo incubation to 
register. Just being a Free and Open Source Software and Geo related is 
enough to be added to the OSGeo Labs page.

Please visit the OSGeo Labs page for more information:

Julien-Samuel Lacroix

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