[Incubator] Motion: deegree incubation graduation

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 14:49:13 EST 2010

I've changed my vote to +1 for deegree graduation.

Thanks Rutger for addressing these issues so promptly.
Your responsiveness is a positive tick in favour of graduation.

I agree with Franks advice below, with the added suggestion that track 
the acceptance of committer guidelines in a table or similar somewhere 
AT THE TIME the committer accepts. (I've had the painful experience of 
trying to find an acceptance email sent to a list years after the fact).

Here are a couple of ways of doing this:
1. Create a wiki table which links to an email in an email archive where 
the committer accepts the guidelines.

2. Keep a subversion repository where the committer commits a form 
stating their acceptance. They may be a scanned PDF if so desired, or 
could be a text document.

Congratulations to the deegree team for reaching this milestone. It is a 
lot of hard work.

Rutger Bezema wrote:
> Hi Frank, 
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Markus,
>> I think the project should continue to update documents as procedures
>> are refined regardless of the review process of the incubation committee.
> Thanks for the clarification. Accordingly, we updated the status of the
> 'blocking' libraries that Cameron Shorter pointed out [1].
>> For some other projects we have asked that outstanding issues from the
>> provenance review be turned into tickets in the hope that they are less
>> likely to be forgotten.  It is ok for there to be outstanding issues
>> (IMHO) as long as they are in hand, and will be addressed in due course.
> This is a good idea, we've adopted a tracker at [2] and added the open
> TMC issues.
>> I would suggest asking all developers to announce once they have reviewed
>> the guidelines if they agree to them on the developer mailing list.  A
>> tally should be kept, and anyone who doesn't respond in some reasonable
>> time (and after a bit of prompting) should be removed from the committer
>> list.  For GDAL I took this as an opportunity to clear away a few inactive
>> committers.
> We entered an issue at [3]. 
>> Likewise, having new committers announce their review, and agreement
>> to the guidelines on the public developers list is a good practice.
>> Best regards,
> We are hoping to get the issues on the road today. Thanks for your
> input.
> With kind regards, 
> Rutger / Markus
> [1] http://wiki.deegree.org/deegreeWiki/OSGeoIncubationCodeProvenanceReviewReport
> [2] http://wald.intevation.org/tracker/?atid=303&group_id=27&func=browse
> [3] http://wald.intevation.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1255&group_id=27&atid=303
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