[Incubator] balance between open source outreach and osgeo incubation

Landon Blake sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 11:01:00 PST 2016


I'm on board with your concepts for "OSGeo Projects" in Incubation and
"OSGeo Technology" in Incubation.

+1 from me on the issue (of narrow scope) outlined in your e-mail.

Would other committee members chime in so we can try to move forward?


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>

> Thanks for the vote of encouragement, if you have no further questions
> please put your thinking cap on so we can have a good run at how to set up
> this new initiate.
> aside: I was specifically trying not to talk about the name :D
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 10 February 2016 at 11:27, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Jody,
>> +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
>> answer?
>> 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
>> _______________________________________________
>> Incubator mailing listIncubator at lists.osgeo.orghttp://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator
>> --
>> Cameron Shorter,
>> Software and Data Solutions Manager
>> LISAsoft
>> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
>> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
>> P +61 2 9009 5000,  W www.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099
> _______________________________________________
> Incubator mailing list
> Incubator at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/incubator/attachments/20160211/a3a1b8c2/attachment.html>

More information about the Incubator mailing list