[Incubator] Code contribution examples?

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 14:05:05 PST 2013

Thanks Cameron, that is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. Did your project make that all up itself, or did you have a starting point?  

A couple of questions:
- How do you handle a contributor is acting as an employee? (In this case the organisation is the author not the individual)
- This example only covers license, so the original author is keeping their copyright? (So to change license you need to run around to all the authors again…)

I have been trying to help the GeoMoose project go through these kind of questions, and there was a request for some boiler plate that "the incubation" committee would be happy with.
Jody Garnett

On Tuesday, 12 February 2013 at 7:51 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> Jody,
> I assume that you are referring to processes that projects need to have in place to ensure that contributed code meets the license guidelines?
> For the OSGeo-Live project we use the following process:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Subversion
> Commit access
> To get [OSGeo-Live] commit access, you need to create yourself an osgeo user id, then join our email list and ask to be given access to subversion. In this email, you will also need to confirm that you will comply with our license guidelines. Write something like:
> "Hi all, I'd like to contribute XXX to OSGeo-Live. Could I please get access to subversion. My osgeo-user id is: YYYY.
> I confirm that my contributions to OSGeo-Live will be compatible with the OSGeo-Live license guidelines at the time of contribution."
> The current OSGeo-Live license guidelines are:  
> ...
> A project admin will then add you to the osgeo user group.
> The first thing you should do to test your svn install is to add your name the code contributors or translators list(s):
> ...
> On 11/02/2013 9:54 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> > I am continuing to struggle with examples of how to handle code contribution (in the context of GeoMoose I would like to be able to quickly point to a range of examples, and see if we can find one to meet the communities needs).  
> >  
> > Can I ask the list for good (or bad) examples and why you like them?   
> >  
> > For my part I will try and gather these up into the FAQ, since this discussion happens with each project that comes along.  
> >  
> > --   
> > Jody Garnett
> >  
> >  
> >  
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