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

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Dec 8 09:31:07 EST 2010

On 10-12-07 12:58 AM, Peter Baumann wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> interesting thoughts you raise. BTW, same here - we are in no hurry
> actually.
> I occurs to me: how many projects are in the incubation list, that is:
> waiting for check and decision whether to get incubated or not?
> Providing such a list might enhance transparency.


Properly filed incubation applications should appear here:


This link is available from the Incubation Committee wiki page:


> Probably it's fair to ask about well-defined criteria and metrics. This
> will also be a matter of OSGeo's policy: whether to brand projects in
> retrospect for their achievement, or proactively for their potential
> (such as relevant, stable technology).

I am not comfortable with well-defined criteria and metrics.  I feel the
task of selecting projects for incubation and of recommending them for
graduation is inherently subjective and evolving.

Nevertheless, I am in favor of us trying to capture more and more of our
thoughts on positive and negative criteria in a document.  So far that is
represented by:


though the general principles and checklist documents are also helpful:


Best regards,
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