[Incubator] [Board] osgeo labs - Maturity Rating

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 16:24:55 PDT 2014

We discussed a 5 star maturity rating in 2010. I still like the idea, 
but it was contentious at the time, especially with projects which would 
rank low on the rating, and it was eventually dropped in favour of using 
just "Incubated"/"Incubating" as more politically acceptable.

This is what we proposed:

  Maturity Rating

    A 5 star rating system to qualify the how established a project is.
    Rating is to be broken down as follows:

      * 5 stars: This rating is yet to be defined, and will not be
        allocated to projects yet. Project includes bundled software,
        regular builds, security updates, training, etc.
      * 4 stars (mature): Project has passed osgeo incubation as
      * 3.5 stars: Not to be used yet, but may later be introduced for
        projects which have entered incubation.
      * 3 stars (established): Project has Stable Software, a Stable
        community, is deployed in production systems, and is ready to
        pass criteria to enter incubation, as
      * 2 stars (stable): Project has Stable Software.
          o Project produces periodic releases of stable software which
            is used in production systems.
      * 1 star (beta): Project has Beta software.

Discussion about it here:

On 19/09/2014 8:41 am, Luca Delucchi wrote:
> On 18 September 2014 23:10, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Or
>> level 1 - project (name, license, headers)
>> level 2 - code clean checked
>> level 3 - steering committee
>> level 4 - ...
>> level 5 - community, mature osgeo project
>> drift between levels is possible both ways (you lost community e.g.)
> I really like this idea...
>> jody could give more insight view
>> Jachym

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