[Incubator] Info on the Old OSGeo Labs

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 06:46:04 PST 2016

I would like to change the tone of the page a bit, since it "assumes"
incubation ..

*OSGeo Labs is an umbrella for open source geospatial software projects
that would like to become OSGeo projects in the future, but that aren't
ready for incubation quite yet. It is appropriate to submit your new or
experimental project as an OSGeo labs project.*

*The volunteers that work as part of OSGeo Labs have the goal of helping
OSGeo Labs Projects qualify for incubation. To reach this goal, OSGeo Labs
volunteers help OSGeo Labs Projects with the following tasks:*

Would become:

*Welcome to OSGeo Technology. The projects listed here are part of the Open
Source Geospatial Foundation and range from new experimental projects to
established pillars of our open source ecosystem.*

*All projects here meet our goals as an organization - they are open source
(no really we checked) and are inclusive and welcoming to new contributors.*

*Projects that go on to establish excellence in community building,
documentation, and governance can enter our "incubation" program. *

I would also lose the "status" conditions seed/seedling/sapling/adult and
keep OSGeo Technology focused on the basics (open source & inclusive). The
status becomes having the "OSGeo Technology" badge nice and simple.

Thinking this through a bit more we have one clear reason for projects to
go through with incubation - being recognized by the board and having an
OSGeo Officer listed directly for the project, while OSGeo Technology
projects "share" an officer (as part of "incubation committee").
Jody Garnett

On 11 February 2016 at 11:04, Landon Blake <sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com>

> There is some good information on what we were trying to achieve with the
> old OSGeo Labs on the wiki:
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Labs
> I think most of that information on the wiki still applies. This includes
> the purpose of labs, how projects get started in labs, what labs is trying
> to accomplish, and the criteria to determine if your project is a good fit
> for labs.
> Does anyone have major heartburn with what is laid out on that wiki page?
> (I'll rename the wiki page as soon as we get a new name for labs.)
> Landon
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