[Incubator] RE: Is rasdaman suitable/ready for OSGeo incubation?

Baumann, Peter p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Sat Dec 4 22:16:14 EST 2010


what you write below makes a lot of sense to me. So I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that actually the issue is not about the license model and initial contributor setup as such, but about gaining more community thrust. This coincides completely with our planned activities. BTW, what ballpark do you have in mind when saying "multiple"?


On 12/04/2010 09:06 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Yes, an aim for selecting OSGeo projects is that the software will be stable and continue to be maintained for a long time in the future.
> Strong indicators that this will be the case is:
> * There are multiple developers currently working on and familiar with the codebase
> * There are multiple users of the application
> * Users have funding behind them which pays for the developers and hence sustains the project
> My comments have been based on my experience with developing Open Source where I've noticed that it is more difficult to attract both users and developers to a project if there is a perception that the open source part of the project may become ignored or abandoned in future. 

Dr. Peter Baumann
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