[Incubator] MOTION: GeoNode Graduation from OSGeo Incubation

David William Bitner bitner at dbspatial.com
Thu Aug 25 08:28:57 PDT 2016

Dear Incubation Committee,

As the mentor for GeoNode Incubation, I would like to make a motion to
graduate GeoNode from the OSGeo incubation process with Jeff Johnson to act
as the Project Officer.

You will find the Incubation Checklist at:


During the incubation process much work has been done to solidify the
intellectual property behind GeoNode.

   - copyright was transferred from the now dissolved OpenPlans
   - a Contributor License Agreement has been adopted and a process created
   to collect from all contributors
   - all files have been checked for headers
   - the release process documentation has been shored up

GeoNode has a tremendous "bus quotient" as there are core developers
distributed globally. Many of the institutional direct users have developed
strong expertise in GeoNode along with many companies that have developed
support programs built around GeoNode. There is no single point of failure
for this project.

The GeoNode has managed to work in the open from inception in a way that
has enabled enormous amounts of collaboration both between institutions
using GeoNode and companies/individuals providing support for GeoNode.



David William Bitner
dbSpatial LLC
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