[Incubator] Rasdaman Incubation Status [was: FW: [rasdaman-users] Updates toward OSGeo graduation] [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Tue Feb 12 00:31:13 PST 2013

On 02/12/2013 08:10 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> On 12/02/2013 6:02 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> On 12/02/2013 4:15 PM, Peter Baumann wrote:
>>> thanks for your views, Cameron!
>>> Indeed, the testing (and QC in general) is something that is consuming 
>>> significant resources. Well, every project has to go through that, right?
>> In software and systems integration, good quality control accounts for a 
>> significant proportion of the project's cost, but the extra quality is 
>> difficult to explain and sell to a sponsor.
>> Sponsors are regularly tempted to spend extra money on features, but find it 
>> harder to justify spending money on something as nebulous as "less bugs".
> PS, I meant to finish with ...
> Sponsors do appreciate quality, but find quality hard to measure. This is 
> where the value of OSGeo-Incubation comes in - in that sponsors acknowledge 
> the quality of projects which have gone through incubation, and the incubation 
> process, and therefore will add value to projects which have passed incubation.
> It is worth noting that we, the incubation committee and incubated projects, 
> need to retain our high standards for incubation if we wish to retain the 
> association of osgeo incubation with quality.

Indeed, Cameron, this is an important aspect, very much in agreement with this: 
quality is difficult to represent, so a label like OSGeo can be of great value 
in face of decision makers (who normally are not geeks...).


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Dr. Peter Baumann
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