[Incubator] Steps toward merging/deprecating incubation documents

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 05:49:40 PST 2014

Hi all,
As I start considering taking OSGeo-Live into OSGeo Incubation, I've 
audited our Incubation documents which have significant overlap.

In particular, I think our Project Graduation Checklist is now quite 

I believe the General Principles of Incubation document can be retired, 
as material in it is covered by the Checklist.

I think we probably should also retire the Incubation Application 
Questionnaire, moving a few project specific questions into the Project 
Graduation Checklist.

To show the level of duplication between documents, I've inserted cross 
references into:

These link to points in: 

In doing this, I've also picked up some limitations with Graduation 

1. There is no question to see if there is feature complete, mature 
code, with at least one stable release.

2. There is no question to see if appropriate standards are being used.

3. While there are questions about developer and their affiliations, 
there isn't a question about the size of the user base.

4. We should move some of the "About this project" questions into the 
Checklist, to keep them in the same place.

I'm interested to hear comment on whether merging docs into one is a 
good idea. If there is rough consensus that it is good, I'll put a 
proposal forward for a v3 Graduation Checklist.

Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
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