[Incubator] quick update / feedback prior to osgeo meeting

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 06:47:17 PST 2016

Thanks for the status update, I expect the Debian checks will be pretty
interesting - curious to hear how that goes?

Jody Garnett

On 12 February 2016 at 05:24, Manuel Grizonnet <manuel.grizonnet at cnes.fr>

> Hello,
> as a member of the orfeo team, I just want to do an update regarding the
> OTB incubation process (I've just checked and updated the application this
> morning):
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OTB_Incubation_Application
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OTB_Code_Provenance_Review
> I've especially complete information regarding Foundation membership
> (complete IMO) and the code copyright review.
> Long story short, no blocking (or unknown) issues regarding license of
> third party and copyrights. Since the end of 2015, OTB is in the process to
> be uploaded to Debian for the first time and has entered the "NEW queue".
> I've added more information in the application about included libraries and
> copyright management.
> Note that there are also initiatives of the community to investigate the
> feasibility to move OTB from GPL to an Apache license (see
> https://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/blog/page/6/?cat=1). If it happens it will
> be discus and done following the decision making process set up in 2015
> (inspired by other osgeo projects like gdal, qgis...) but I am not sure
> that it should be "correlate" with the osgeo incubation process.
> Hope that we will be able to make some progress this year regarding this.
> Thanks again to Landon for his mentoring and pushing forward otb
> application.
> Best regards,
> Manuel
> Le 03/02/2016 17:44, Landon Blake a écrit :
>> I'm going to see if I can push the OTB boys over the finish line this
>> year. I've got some licensing issues I need to e-mail the committee
>> about. I'll try to do that this week.
>> I've also got a project for an SLD editor that reached out to me about
>> OSGeo Labs. I'll try to review what I was sent and forward it to the
>> committee this week as well. Then we will have to have a conversation
>> about what we actually want Incubation Labs to be. :]
>> Landon
>> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com
>> <mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     We are running pretty low volume on the incubation list here, I am
>>     heading into the OSGeo board meeting and would like to highlight any
>>     feedback from our projects in incubation.
>>     We have actually had a fairly successful year here, but I would
>>     still like to consider kicking it up a notch in terms of graduating
>>     projects and recruiting new projects into the foundation.
>>     --
>>     Jody Garnett
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