[Incubator] Re: GeoMajas Graduation Recommendation

Julien-Samuel Lacroix jlacroix at mapgears.com
Tue Oct 5 11:57:33 EDT 2010


Congratulation, your incubation documentation and code provenance review 
are quite detailed. My only questions are:

- Can you confirm that Geosparc has a signed contract/legal document 
that assign IP of the work done by Mathias Versichele to Geosparc? I 
guess it's not a big deal since he only worked on 2 test files, but I 
thought I'd ask anyway.

- Can you confirm that Dirk Frigne is on the PSC, but not an author and 
didn't signed a CLA? It doesn't matter, just wanted to make sure I 
understood correctly. He probably just gives opinion and ideas I guess 
or is the architect.

- What is the mechanism to reproduce the licence of BSD licenced 
packages from your dependency list? There's a note in your document, but 
I'm not sure to understand the implications. Is there any?

- Do CDDL licenced packages mix well with your AGPL3 licence? There's a 
file (javax.persistence:persistence-api:jar:1.0) that as no comment 
about it.

Sorry I'm not familiar with CDDL licences. Is it:

I think all of those are details, so congratulation everything is really 


PS: This is probably not incubation related:
You have a dual licencing model (AGPL and Commercial through Geosparc) 
which is ok. Is there things I can't do with the AGPL version (except 
from not contributing my changes back)?

On 10-10-05 10:23 AM, Pieter De Graef wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to thank Paul from the bottom of my heart.
> He has done a lot for the project and made it possible for Geomajas to
> enter incubation and propose for graduation in less then a year. Without
> him we would not be where we are now.
> Also, I would like to invite you all to test Geomajas for yourselves in
> order to get a better feeling of what it does and where it stands. Any
> and all comments may help to improve upon the project.
> Thanks.
> Pieter De Graef
> Op 5/10/2010 16:10, Paul Spencer schreef:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to recommend to the Incubation Committee that we consider
>> GeoMajas for graduation from incubation. The relevant documentation
>> can be found at:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoMajas_Incubation_Status
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoMajas_Provenance_Review
>> The GeoMajas community consists of about 9 regular committers and a
>> fairly active user community. The development community seems
>> responsive to the users. The project has recently released version
>> 1.7.1 which represents a very complete and professional GIS package
>> for the java community. There is sufficient documentation to allow
>> even a non-java guy like myself to get it running.
>> There were no major issues for GeoMajas during incubation. Upon
>> entering incubation, they already had a suitable PSC structure, mature
>> development and user communities and development practices consistent
>> with OSGeo principles. Over past 7 months or so, I have been observing
>> the functioning of the PSC via the user and developer mailing lists
>> and I believe the PSC functions in a manner consistent with other
>> OSGeo projects.
>> The code provenance review was completely moderately quickly due to
>> existing code documentation practices. Outstanding issues of
>> significance have been addressed.
>> I believe that GeoMajas will make a great addition to the OSGeo stack
>> and will represent the OSGeo community well.
>> I invite folks to provide feedback, comments and discussion for the
>> next week or two, at which time we will proceed with a formal motion.
>> Cheers
>> Paul
>> __________________________________________
>> Paul Spencer
>> Chief Technology Officer
>> DM Solutions Group Inc
>> http://research.dmsolutions.ca/

Julien-Samuel Lacroix

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