[Incubator] Motion: Proposing Marble for OSGeo Graduation
arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Tue Sep 24 03:50:04 PDT 2013
Thanks Frank and others who have responded.
I am still kind of waiting for a confirmation from someone who is in
the know what our quorum for this kind of decision is?! Shall we add
this to the next board meeting agenda?
...plus it appears we need to address this in the ongoing policy &
procedures clean-up. Anyone interested in taking a lead?
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:40 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> I see i'm a bit late since the motion is already declared passed, but home
> and recovered from FOSS4G I have reviewed the project and I also support
> it's graduation from incubation.
> Best regards,
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 5:14 AM, Jeroen Ticheler
> <jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net> wrote:
>> 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>
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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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>> > Arnulf Christl
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