[Incubator] osgeo innovator (was labs)

Andrea Aime andrea.aime at geo-solutions.it
Fri Feb 5 00:42:34 PST 2016

Silly idea maybe, but what if you look at the problem at the other way,
and simply allow projects to show a logo showing they symphatize for OSGeo,
and have them start incubation when they are somehow ready to?

Steal a page from OGC, one can say they are "implementing" a standard
without checks (which
just mean they tried, but also shows support for OGC), and then you can go
though the
formal process and get actually certified, if you want to.


On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 11:21 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>

> 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>
> wrote:
>> I like "Innovator". What about "Community Builder Project"?
>> Landon
>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Jody Garnett <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
>>> > 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.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Jeroen
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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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