[Incubator] Document General Principles of Incubation

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 23:54:24 PST 2018

Looking at documents on drupal osgeo.org website to migrate to wiki.

   - website: http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/principles.html
   - wiki: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/General_Principles_of_Incubation

This document was written in July 2006 and is pretty clear.
The wiki page has comments from Cameron indicating this document is
outdated and could be replaced (cross linking to our project checklist).



The purpose of the OSGeo incubation process is to ensure that projects that
are officially part of OSGeo:

   - have a successfully operating open and collaborative development
   - have clear IP oversight of the code base of the project
   - adopt the OSGeo principles and operating principles
   - are mentored through the incubation process

Principles of OSGeo Projects (The OSGeo Way)

   - Projects should manage themselves, striving for consensus and
   encouraging participation from all contributors - from beginning users to
   advanced developers.
   - Contributors are the scarce resource and successful projects court and
   encourage them.
   - Projects are encouraged to adopt open standards and collaborate with
   other OSGeo projects.
   - Projects are responsible for reviewing and controlling their code
   bases to insure the integrity of the open source baselines.

Operating Principles

   - Projects should document how they manage themselves.
   - Projects should maintain developer and user documentation.
   - Projects should maintain a source code management system.
   - Projects should maintain an issue tracking system.
   - Projects should maintain project mailing lists.
   - Projects should actively promote their participation in OSGeo.
   - Projects are encouraged to adopt OSGeo look and feel, branding, logos
   on their project sites.
   - Projects are encouraged to participate in OSGeo standardization
   efforts to present a common interface for OSGeo visitors and members.
   - Projects should have automated build and smoke test systems.

Jody Garnett
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