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

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Wed Dec 8 14:58:52 EST 2010

Hi Frank & all,

it's about time to say a big "thank you" to all who are helping me (and 
probably other projects waiting for incubation) to get their thinking 
caps set straight.

Thanks for the links, in particular the ticket query!
The incubation rules and procedures I had studied already, my impression 
(maybe shared by others) was that there are further unspoken criteria. 
It is a great discussion we are doing now, helpful to better understand 
OSGeo's position. Anyway, I am known to sometimes see elephants where 
there are none... ;-)


On 12/08/2010 03:31 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> 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.
> Peter,
> Properly filed incubation applications should appear here:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/query?status=new&status=assigned&status=reopened&component=Incubator&keywords=~application&order=priority 
> This link is available from the Incubation Committee wiki page:
>   http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Incubation_Committee
>> 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:
>   http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/evaluation.html
> though the general principles and checklist documents are also helpful:
>   http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/principles.html
> http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/project_graduation_checklist.html
> Best regards,

Dr. Peter Baumann
  - Professor of Computer Science, Jacobs University Bremen
    mail: p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
    tel: +49-421-200-3178, fax: +49-421-200-493178
  - Executive Director, rasdaman GmbH Bremen (HRB 147737)
    www.rasdaman.com, mail: baumann at rasdaman.com
    tel: 0800-rasdaman, fax: 0800-rasdafax, mobile: +49-173-5837882
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