[Incubator] osgeo innovator (was labs)

Jeroen Ticheler jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net
Wed Feb 3 23:47:46 PST 2016

Hi Jody,
I understand the naming confusion. The Innovator name however has IMO a negative reflection on the established projects. Are new projects necessarily more innovative than established ones? Often they are still so small they don't have established communities/structures etc in place. That's indeed why the Labs were created. 
I will think about another potential name and I hope others feel the same and will also think of an alternative naming for the Labs. I remember you saying something like Hatching (synonym of incubating, so maybe to co fusing). 
Maybe OSGeo Experiments. 

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> Op 4 feb. 2016 om 03:25 heeft Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> A couple of results for the incubation team out of the weekend's board meeting.
> We have the "GeoForAll Labs" and our OSGeo labs projects - and the two names trip on each other.
> Board members were also a bit taken aback that our incubation process is not really "welcome" to innovation (indeed our graduation requirements tend to favour established projects).
> With that in mind - I would like to kick off:
> 1) Renaming OSGeo Labs as OSGeo Innovator 
> The branding for this is way better for projects! Having an "OSGeo Innovator" badge on your home page is way more "positive" an impression.
> 2) Revise the procedures around this activity
> My first take is:
> - provide a home for small project teams / single organization projects
> - focus on new projects (so provide README, CONTRIBUTING, PSC files for a project to copy into github)
> - stick to our "open source" and "open development" guns!
> - "save the sticker" until on-boarding is complete
> --
> Jody Garnett
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