[Incubator] Application to host Open Source Project "actinia" under the umbrella of OSGeo

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 15:49:26 PST 2019

I have just sent the motion off to the email list, in checking files I had
a couple questions:

1) Scripts (
do not contain a header, do you care? You can argue that they do not
represent shippable code and thus do not need to be marked as opensource,
but that is up to the project team to consider ... it may just be an
2) File (
show a header with "(C) 2018-2018 by the GRASS Development Team" - can
someone confirm that GRASS Development Team is a legal entity? I just ask
because we got in trouble with geotools incubation because "GeoTools PMC
Committee" was not a legal entity and could not hold a copyright. If GRASS
Development Team has been set up as an organization all is fine, if not
perhaps consider contacting contributors with a CLA
<https://www.osgeo.org/about/licenses/> to donate the code to OSGeo?

Aside: *Checking GRASS codebase
<https://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass/trunk/raster/r.in.ascii/main.c>) shows
this same "GRASS Development Team", so perhaps this is a larger question
then just this single project? It is entirely possible that GRASS graduated
and we have since learned how to do better ....*
Jody Garnett

On Thu, 17 Jan 2019 at 00:06, Till Adams <tadams at terrestris.de> wrote:

> Hi Jody,
> great! I thought about asking, what happens next, but you've been faster.
> Till
> ------------------------------
> *Von: *"Jody Garnett" <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
> *An: *"Markus Neteler" <neteler at mundialis.de>
> *CC: *"Till Adams" <adams at mundialis.de>, "OSGeo-incubator" <
> incubator at lists.osgeo.org>, "Sören Gebbert" <soerengebbert at googlemail.com>
> *Gesendet: *Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2019 19:50:09
> *Betreff: *Re: [Incubator] Application to host Open Source Project
> "actinia" under the umbrella of OSGeo
> Just to double back to this, the only question I had has been addressed, I
> think we are ready to make a motion :)
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2018 at 13:45, Markus Neteler <neteler at mundialis.de> wrote:
>> Good point!
>> I have removed "foundation" from the text (it was a leftover) and put
>> "project steering committee" there.
>> Hope it is now all clear.
>> Markus
>> On 12/4/18 7:59 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>> Excellent, next up we make a motion for the committee to vote.
>> Looking over your contributing.md file - it is a good read and does a
>> nice job explaining that the contributor (or their employer) needs to be
>> aware they are contributing code that will be distributed as open source :)
>> There was one phrase:
>> *> Existing copyright headers and license text should never be stripped
>> from a file. If a copyright holder wishes to give up copyright they must do
>> so in writing to the foundation before copyright messages are removed. If
>> license terms are changed it has to be by agreement (written in email is
>> ok) of the copyright holders.*
>> Are you referencing the OSGeo "the foundation" above? If so do you use
>> the osgeo licenses <https://www.osgeo.org/about/licenses/> (basically
>> apache contributors license)?
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
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