[Incubator] MapFish Incubation application - reactivation

Bob Basques Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Tue Oct 27 21:30:15 EDT 2009

Hmm, Maybe compitition is too strong, would comparer or evaluator be a better approach for OSGEO, problem though, is how to arrive at a set of base service/application types.  Seems like this might be a list that could vary quite a bit.


>>> Martin Desruisseaux <martin.desruisseaux at geomatys.fr> 10/27/09 7:37 PM >>>
>> I feel the same about OSGeo projects. We should be focusing 
>> on a few quality projects rather than a catalog of all 
>> projects around. The OSGeo brand should be helping 
>> implementers select the best of the projects around.

But it could be a difficult debate... For example I can safely said (as the main 
author of that code on both projects) that Geotoolkit.org (Geotk) is superior to 
GeoTools in the referencing and metadata modules (no judgment on other modules), 
but Geotk is not currently an OSGeo project while GeoTools is. If Geotk applies 
for incubation but OSGeo prefers to keep it out for focusing on a core set of 
projects, it would be difficult to defend that point on technical ground or on 
code provenance review ground. The only ground left is community, but this 
precisely one of the aspects where an OSGeo label is expected to help projects.

Jody's proposal (allow competition) may be more neutral...

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