[Incubator] Motion: Proposing Marble for OSGeo Graduation

Jeroen Ticheler jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net
Mon Sep 23 05:14:14 PDT 2013

Hi Arnulf,
I've looked into it anyway and want to vote a +1 also. It looks like a well established project indeed.

On 22 sep. 2013, at 13:05, Arnulf Christl <arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net> wrote:

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> Folks,
> we have seven positive votes from Cameron, Jody, Landon, Julien, Paul,
> Steven and Arnulf and declare this motion passed (can I do that, do we
> have quorum, do we have any rules in place?).
> Have fun,
> Arnulf
> On 09/12/2013 12:17 PM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
>> Folks, imho Marble is ready for graduation. They have done their
>> chore, went through our lists (find the links below) updated their
>> website to reflect their current status as incubating project. I
>> have personally checked some 60% of the source code (because none
>> of the developers found the time to do it). When talking to Torsten
>> about this it became apparent that they did not really see the need
>> because they are part of KDE community and strictly adhere to the
>> KDE rules since inception of the project.
>> I still found half a dozen issues, minor things, mainly missing 
>> license headers. One library had a permissive self made license,
>> but we found it to be compatible. All other issues were addressed
>> within max 10 days after me reporting them. Response was very good.
>> A code checker gives regular status reports and all issues are
>> available through well established KDE mechanisms.
>> In general I am very impressed with the project and the way it is 
>> managed. The PSC is called the "maintainer group" and has a
>> somewhat less formal structure than we have established for more
>> commercial projects. One reason may be that there is no pressure
>> from any commercial entity which might be pushing their agenda. It
>> is a truly volunteer community project.
>> Being part of KDE seems to have a good effect on the overall 
>> organization and set-up, everything is pretty transparent. The
>> outward facing documentation is excellent (some of our own
>> graduated projects could learn from this project).
>> Marble comes with a lot of data all of which is excellently
>> referenced and licensed. http://edu.kde.org/marble/data.php
>> I believe that Marble will be a great addition to OSGeo and helps
>> to round off the educational efforts of the Foundation by also
>> reaching out to younger students and schools.
>> Please read the status and code provenance pages and ask questions
>> or confirm that you fill confident to go ahead with graduation: 
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marble_Graduation_Checklist 
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marble_Incubation_Status 
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marble_Code_Provenance_Review
>> We had hopes to be able to announce graduation at FOSS4G - but 
>> unfortunately I have probably sent this mail a little too late
>> now. Lets see how things go.
>> Cheers, Arnulf
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