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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 17:03:30 EST 2010

On 5/12/2010 2:16 PM, Baumann, Peter wrote:
> Cameron,
> 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"?

I'd suggest that having at least 3 non-trivial, different funding 
sources in a period of 18 months would indicate a reasonable level of 
stability and maturity to the project. (This is based upon my personal 
experience and gut feeling. I'd love to see some research to back this up).

> -Peter
> 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.

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