[Incubator] MOTION: GeoNode Graduation from OSGeo Incubation

Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 07:24:21 PDT 2016

Ill update the docs about contributing. Indeed we only added the one
line into CONTRIBUTING. We have a big docs sprint planned, so
wondering if this can wait until then?

Basically GitHub is now configured to _require_ you to have signed the
CLA before we can merge a pull request. You can see a screenshot
attached. The "Details" Link links to our CLA on CLAHub.

As for PSC decision making: I cant really remember the last time we
ever had any decision that was not essentially unanimous. This is
largely because a) we all try to discuss things before putting them to
a vote so that we know how the votes will be cast before they are and
b) we dont really have anyone in our community who is pendantic and
makes issues out of every last thing. I think b) may be both a benefit
and a hinderance to the project. Some times we all just agree to
"close our eyes and merge" when we might reasonably make an issue
about things.

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:57 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just going through this now because it is so exciting ...
> Open
> For the contribution docs I am not quite sure they are up to date - I was
> looking at how the CLA was handled during contributing.
> -
> http://docs.geonode.org/en/latest/organizational/contribute/index.html#contrib
> -
> http://docs.geonode.org/en/latest/organizational/contribute/review_process.html
> - broken [[links]]
> - https://github.com/GeoNode/geonode/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING looks good
> references www.clahub.com, does the link work when doing a pull request?
> - Excellent docs though, and good to credit the github guides.
> David do you have links to a PSC decision or two so we can see how it is
> done? I am curious as what kind of question would cause the community to
> "resort to taking things to the PSC for vote"?
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 25 August 2016 at 17:28, David William Bitner <bitner at dbspatial.com>
> wrote:
>> 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:
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoNode_Incubation_Checklist
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> David
>> --
>> ************************************
>> David William Bitner
>> dbSpatial LLC
>> 612-424-9932
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