[Incubator] balance between open source outreach and osgeo incubation
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 11:27:09 PST 2016
+1 for the term "OSGeo Technology" for the old "OSGeo Labs". I think it
captures well the concept we are trying to express.
I'm not sure you if you had other questions you are looking for us to
On 11/02/2016 6:06 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Want to gather the good bits of the "osgeo innovator" thread (sorry
> the name was a distraction) to focus on the "new deal" balance we are
> striking for OSGeo.
> Before we start are there any questions about the balance we are
> trying for here? I would like to make sure we are on the same
> strategic page before proceeding to details:
> *OSGeo Projects: *This is our traditional risk adverse "incubation"
> process focused on helping project teams meet our goals as an
> organization (open source, transparency, inclusive, low-risk). This
> process has been setup to be non invasive (preserving how a community
> is already functioning) - as such it offers little tangible guidance
> on how to meet objectives - only offering examples and inspiration.
> Each project finds a different aspect to work on during incubation -
> the common theme is that each project has been improved by going
> through OSGeo incubation (and the incubation process improves each
> time we have a successful graduate).
> *OSGeo Technology:* This is the new deal for on-boarding new open
> source projects and supporting projects that have been traditionally
> out of our reach as a Foundation. Goal here is open-source outreach
> and being inclusive.
> Not in Scope:
> *- *The resulting "OSGeo Technology" and "OSGeo Projects" have the
> full support of the foundation behind them - determining what that
> support is (and what more the foundation can do) is not the point of
> this email thread.
> - Approach used it out of scope (suffice to say different goals
> require a different approach)
> - Naming this new initiative has its own email thread.
> Jody Garnett
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