[Incubator] Projects Waiting for a Mentor

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Jul 30 15:02:33 PDT 2017

The tickets were for projects wanting to join incubation, so zoo-project
and others had applied previously and those tickets were closed when they
were accepted.

Here is the list of closed tickets:

Johan your frustration is the length of time projects spend in incubation
is shared.

I know when my own project entered incubation the interested parties
(volunteers and potential customers) who were asked GeoServer to "join
osgeo" - vanished when the project entered incubation. Simply entering
incubation was enough of a marketing message that there was no longer a
business driver to continue working on it. I assume this is a common
pattern that affects the other project teams here.

To water down the marketing message we are no longer calling out incubating
projects on the new website; to get the full force of "joining" OSGeo a
project will need to complete incubation.

To make that easier to take we are also promoting OSGeo community projects;
which is how the projects in incubation will be listed. To qualify projects
ned to be geospatial, open source and accept contributions. I am willing to
break out graduation requirements up so projects can easily share how far
along they are in the incubation checklist (if participants feel it would
communicate progress).

Jody Garnett

On 30 July 2017 at 12:57, Johan Van de Wauw <johan.vandewauw at gmail.com>

> Note I think that zoo-project and opticks are incubation because they
> are listed here: http://www.osgeo.org/incubator - it looks like they
> don't have a ticket, as different others mentioned there.
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 9:51 PM, Johan Van de Wauw
> <johan.vandewauw at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> I went and checked - and removed the GeoNode incubation application.
> >>
> >> Here is a link to trac:
> >> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/query?status=assigned&status=
> new&status=reopened&component=Incubator&col=id&col=summary&
> col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=
> component&order=priority
> >>
> >> Of you want a quick win we it would be great to contact community
> projects
> >> and check that they have the new logo, if they are interested in
> incubation,
> >> are aware of the new website (and have filled in the form to be
> listed). I
> >
> > Rather then adding new projects to incubation, I believe we should
> > (drastically) speed up incubation for projects already in incubation.
> >
> > I failed to find a post in the archive of this mailing list for the
> > last *year* for eg the incubation of Opticks or zoo-project.
> >
> > Come on, the requirements for incubation are not hard, if we fail to
> > help projects incubate within one year I believe either we are not
> > doing the right thing or they are not genuinely interested in
> > incubation. Stretching things too long only makes it more painful if
> > projects are rejected in the end.
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> > Johan
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