[Incubator] Vote: GeoMoose Graduation - community
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 13:14:10 PDT 2013
Thanks Bob, that answers my question.
Namely there is a funding trail of:
(multiple gov agency sponsors) => (multiple system integrators) => (code)
Once the following tickets have been actioned, I'll be ready to vote
positively for graduation:
On 23/03/2013 6:47 AM, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) wrote:
> [bob.b said . . .]
> Ok, I admit I went completely another direction with my original answer.
> To answer your clarification on the question below, yes, the cross pollination exists for many of the PSC and list members. The City originally issued the software as a Open Source product and it has since gotten it's own legs under itself. The City of Saint Paul is actually the odd duck in the equation, since it started the process. The relationship currently is in the project guidance areas (my time right this minute) as well as suggestion of new capabilities. SharedGeo goes out of it's way to describes itself as a Commercial support organization for GeoMoose (among other OSGeo products) with members on the PSC, the same goes for Houston Engineering, which has been a long time implementer of the GeoMoose software for it's clients, which are currently spread out across the US. Other PSC members are involved from the Oregon Washington US states area of the US as a consortium of Counties that use the Software. These PCS members bring Contracted work into the process as well as subsidizing other ideas offered up on the Email Lists from other PSCs/Developers and general members of the list. There is also a PSC member based in Canada that is a long time user of the software and has contributed back to the Core code base, as well as acted as a contractor for specific development ideas from his local client list.
> Does this answer your question better?
>>> On 22/03/2013 2:48 AM, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) wrote:
>>> >>> >> (I think the project is getting close, but not quite
>>> ready to
>>> >>> >> complete
>>> >>> >> graduation)
>>> >>> >>
>>> >>> >> 1. I notice that there are 7 committers to the project,
>>> from 5
>>> >>> >> organisations. I consider this to be a low, but acceptable
>>> >>> >> for a maturing project if the organisations are
>>> independent of
>>> >>> >> each other.
>>> >>> >> However, I'd like to know who sponsors all these
>>> developers and
>>> >>> >> organisations? Is all the work ultimately being sponsored
>>> by the
>>> >>> >> one agency?
>>> > [bob.b said . . .] each agency/company is sponsoring the
>>> > as listed
>>> > No one agency or company has control of the project. Some work
>>> is sponsored while others are project handbacks from specific
>>> projects offered up via the PSC for adding improvements to
>>> GeoMoose. Improvements to the project have come from each of the
>>> committers home organizations in the form of donated time, as
>>> well as from formal improvement projects from each organization.
>>> Bob, this doesn't answer my question.
>>> I'm interested to understand if any of the organisations
>>> contracts work to another of the organisations.
>>> Eg: Does the City of Saint Paul contract work to SharedGeo?
>>> Are there are any other similar financial relationships between
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