[Incubator] osgeo innovator (was labs)
woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Thu Feb 4 19:06:23 PST 2016
For names, how about:
OSGeo Project Shed
OSGeo Project Barn
the place where projects live until they are ready for the main street.
Names are hard!
On 2/4/2016 8:22 PM, Landon Blake wrote:
> Agreed. We should just get the shed painted.
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com
> <mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I will point out that naming is a classic bike shed problem. I think
> we should ask the projects in "labs" and get their take on this.
> Jody Garnett
> On 4 February 2016 at 13:12, Landon Blake
> <sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com <mailto:sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com>>
> I like "Innovator". What about "Community Builder Project"?
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Jody Garnett
> <jody.garnett at gmail.com <mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I hear you, and you are correct that innovation can happen
> anywhere. I look forward to alternate name suggestions.
> "Experiment" would do a disservice to a completed project
> that does not yet have a large/diverse enough community to
> meet our graduation requirements.
> My fellow board members were a bit startled that our
> incubation policies do inhibit the support smaller projects,
> and would like an avenue to support innovation. It may be
> that both these objectives cannot be met with the same
> initiative, but I would like to try.
> Jody Garnett
> On 3 February 2016 at 23:47, Jeroen Ticheler
> <jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net
> <mailto:jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net>> wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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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