[Incubator] Recommend pycsw Graduation

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 13:23:06 PST 2015

Hi Cameron,

The outstanding issues from the pycsw Provenance Review are:

1. The OSGeoLive pycsw installer script was maintained in pycsw source 
tree before pushing changes to OSGeoLive. Since the license for the 
installer is LGPL, there is a conflict.
I just removed the installer from the pycsw tree. It is *not* used by 
pycsw. Problem solved.

2. The OGC schemas are included in pycsw to validate incoming XML 
requests. This discussion started when we pushed pycsw as a package to 
Debian. Debian developers identified the license problem and reported 
back to us. There is a discussion between OSGeo, OGC and  DebianGIS on 
standards mailing list and we hope this will be resolved soon, not only 
for pycsw but also for various other OSGeo projects (both graduated and 
not) that include OGC schemas in their code tree.
Thanks Sebastiaan for this excellent e-mail with many details on this 

Just to be clear: there is no library conflict in pycsw, the source code 
is clean.


On 02/15/2015 09:37 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi Angelos,
> I'd suggest that it is ok to have outstanding issues with the 
> provenance review, so long as each issue has an acceptable workaround.
> Eg: if there is a conflict with a license of an included library, then 
> the work around could be to download the library separately.
> There should also be a statement about what the project plans are 
> around the issue. Maybe you are planning to rewrite the library, or 
> maybe you are approaching the library authors to get access to the 
> code under another license.
> Thanks for addressing the other issues.

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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