[Incubator] Steps toward merging/deprecating incubation documents

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 08:36:04 PST 2014

Merging docs is a good idea, looks like we end up with one "initial
application" document, and one "graduation / checklist" document.

While merging please keep the checklist feel, we do have a FAQ page which
can be used if you feel more discussion is warranted. Questions such as
"appropriate standards" are difficult, since we would like to encourage
projects to explore and work in areas that have not yet been standardized.

Jody Garnett

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 5:49 AM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>

> 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
> comprehensive.
> 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:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/General_Principles_of_Incubation
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Incubator_Application_Questionnaire#Questions
> These link to points in: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/
> Project_Graduation_Checklist
> In doing this, I've also picked up some limitations with Graduation
> Checklist:
> 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
> LISAsoft
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