[Incubator] thinking about incubation sprint

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Tue Sep 30 14:14:58 PDT 2014

Le mardi 30 septembre 2014 18:08:30, Jody Garnett a écrit :
> I was trying to think what an incubation sprint would look like .. am I
> correct in assuming that "code review" is the sticking point?


What kind of "code review" ? Checking that all source files have a license text 
in their header ? Or something more involved ?
Regarding licences, I'm wondering if there are not tools that could do an 
automated summary. There are definitely proprietary ones, but I couldn't find 
free software ones right away with my very quick search.


> In any case two ideas:
> 1) A general cross project sprint where we gather up developers from
> several projects, along with their mentors and try and power through
> checking the code. It is good value as projects will encounter  similar
> questions and have a chance to learn from each other etc... This is great
> for community building but represents large sponsorship cost as we are
> assured of getting developers from different corners of the globe.
> 2) The other way to play is to focus on a project at a time, and see if we
> can sponsor the project mentor to "crash" an existing code sprint. This may
> be better for projects with a lot of developers in the same part of the
> world?
> Finally I a not sure if remote (via Skype) sprints are going to cut it. It
> is too easy to get dragged away by your "day job" and not focus on team
> members who are waiting. It slows down the whole thing and lacks focus.
> Any ideas/thoughts? I would be keen to hear from graduated projects on "how
> they did it" - perhaps we can learn what worked and structure a "sprint"
> around that activity.
> --
> Jody Garnett

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