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

Markus Neteler neteler at mundialis.de
Wed Feb 13 02:34:58 PST 2019

Hi Jody,

On 2/13/19 12:49 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I have just sent the motion off to the email list, in checking files I
> had a couple questions:
> 1) Scripts
> (https://github.com/mundialis/actinia_core/blob/master/scripts/ace_test.sh)
> 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 oversight?
That was an oversight: fixed.

> 2) File
> (https://github.com/mundialis/actinia_core/blob/master/scripts/exporter/exporter.py)
> 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?

To simplify things I have streamlined those few headers and assigned
copyright to the authors (which makes sense anyway). also fixed.

> 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 ..../

Well, let's discuss this separately. I'll contact you on this.



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