[Incubator] Fwd: Preliminary OSGeo Incubation Labs Inventory

Landon Blake sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 06:57:02 PDT 2013

Thanks Ari and Steve.


On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Stephen Woodbridge <woodbri at swoodbridge.com
> wrote:

> Hi Landon,
> I'm already on the Incubation list.
> I'm responsible for:
> OSGeo Labs: pgRouting
> I have taken on the role of developer and been very actively keeping the
> chat going on the list and informing the community about the progress of
> 2.0 during the develop. It has helpped a lot to get the community to be
> more active. Daniel Kastl and I have co-mentored 2 students each year of
> the past few years. I just release the 2.0 code that has lots of new
> features, new documentation, a new simple test infrastructure which has
> improved the quality of our released product. We have a lot to do graduate
> incubation and to create a more sustaining community.
> OSGeo Labs: PAGC
> This is all but dead, and can probably be taken off the list. I have
> extracted part of this technology and wrapped into a postgresql stored
> procedure and it is being used by the postgis Tiger geocoder and I have my
> own Tiger Geocoder and Navteq Geocoder that also use it. The developer has
> not gotten any recent funding and is not interested in spending more time
> on it.
> Looking forward to any support and ideas to help move us along the process.
> Best regards,
>   -Steve
> On 9/27/2013 7:02 PM, Landon Blake wrote:
>> I'd like to ask all of the project contacts for the projects in OSGeo
>> Labs to please subscribe to the OSGeo Incubation Committee mailing list.
>> You can subscribe from this page:
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/**mailman/listinfo/incubator<http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator>
>> This list is low traffic. Once you all are subscribed, I'll have an easy
>> way to communicate about your projects in labs.
>> Please ping the list and introduce yourself once subscribed.
>> After everyone has done that (hopefully in the next few days) I'll ask
>> for some help from you guys to complete the Incubation Labs Inventory
>> that is attached to this e-mail. Once the inventory is complete I'll
>> start working on some plans to help each project in labs build its
>> community.
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Landon
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: *Landon Blake* <sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
>> <mailto:sunburned.surveyor@**gmail.com <sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com>>>
>> Date: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM
>> Subject: Preliminary OSGeo Incubation Labs Inventory
>> To: "incubator at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:incubator at lists.osgeo.**org<incubator at lists.osgeo.org>
>> >"
>> <incubator at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:incubator at lists.osgeo.**org<incubator at lists.osgeo.org>
>> >>
>> I completed a preliminary inventory of projects in OSGeo Incubation Labs
>> today. The inventory looked at 4 aspects of each of the projects that
>> self-identified as a member of labs. These 4 aspects were:
>> 1) Community Resources
>> 2) Programmer Resources
>> 3) Project Governance
>> 4) Project Marketing
>> Next week I will work with the project points-of-contact on eliminating
>> the "unknown" data values. (There are currently quite a few of these.)
>> Then I'd like to put together a standard community building and
>> marketing plan that can be tweaked according to the specific status of
>> each project in Labs. In this plan I'd like to focus on community
>> building and project marketing. I included programmer resources and
>> project governance in my inventory, but I sort of thought those aspects
>> should be cheifly addressed in the actual incubation process. I thought
>> Labs would focus on helping projects gain users and contributors.
>> I'll see if I can help (or recruit help) for projects in Labs on things
>> like logo design, web site maintenance, and user/programmer documentation.
>> Then we can work on some joint marketing efforts, like an OSGeo
>> Incubations Labs distribution or some articles highlighting projects in
>> the Labs in the pages of the OSGeo Journal.
>> At any rate, my inventory is attached and I'll be trying to do a bit
>> more work before the end of this month.
>> Landon
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