[Incubator] Motion: Accept the Open Data Cube Project as an OSGeo Community Project

Bruce Bannerman bruce.bannerman.osgeo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 22:07:08 PDT 2021

I would like to make the motion:

Accept The Open Data Cube as an OSGeo Community Project.

See Alex’s email below containing responses to our checklist. 

I believe that this project will enhance our community.

Holding this motion open until Monday 30 April 2021, seeking 50% quorum, from the following incubation committee members:
Bruce Bannerman                +1 initial motion
Bob (CI-StPaul) Basques
Howard Butler
Arnulf Christl
Jo Cook
Jody Garnett 
Dimitris Kotzinos
Tom Kralidis
Julien-Samuel Lacroix
Mark Lucas
Michael Smith
Steve Lime
Daniel Morissette
Markus Schneider
Norman Vine
Frank Warmerdam

Bruce Bannerman

> On 1 Apr 2021, at 16:59, Alex Leith <alexgleith at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well it took me nearly a year to get around to it!
> Thanks for your consideration :-) Happy Easter
> On Thu, 1 Apr 2021 at 16:55, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com <mailto:jody.garnett at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Wow Alex, I think this is one of the most organized applications we have seen!
> I will have a look over the long weekend.
> Thanks to you and the open data cube team for interest in joining the OSGeo familly. 
> Jody
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:55 PM Alex Leith <alexgleith at gmail.com <mailto:alexgleith at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hey Folks
> As discussed recently in an email thread with Bruce Bannerman <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/incubator/2021-February/004303.html>, I'd like to present an application for the ODC to be recognised as an OSGeo Community Project.
> Here's the list:
> Be geospatial
> Confirm by checking README or project description
> Not explicit in the project README <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-core>. Very clear on the project webpage <https://www.opendatacube.org/>.
> project page on the osgeo website
> https://www.osgeo.org/projects/open-data-cube/ <https://www.osgeo.org/projects/open-data-cube/>
> We ask projects have some user documentation, for example an OSGeo Live quickstart
> The ODC has extensive documentation <https://datacube-core.readthedocs.io/en/latest/>, which could always be better, but exist and are good.
> Have a free license or an open source license.
> The license must be OSI approved
> Apache 2.0 licensed <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-core/blob/develop/LICENSE>
> We ask that the project team check the file headers and double check the license has been appropriately applied
> This has been implemented with text like this <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-core/blob/develop/license-template.txt> on all Python files
> Note that while we do mention Copyright, we haven't done a full code provenance review and Copyright attribution and we'd like to address that as part of the next steps in becoming a full Project.
> Welcome participation and new contributors.
> We look for a clear contribution policy
> We have a CONTRIBUTORS.md <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-core/blob/develop/CONTRIBUTING.md> file
> We ask that the project demonstrate collaboration, perhaps with a history of bug report or pull requests
> We have a long history of contributions and code review on a number of repositories, including the core <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-core/pulls?q=is%3Apr> and the ows <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-ows> engine.
> Projects are required to have a code of conduct
> We have a code of conduct <https://github.com/opendatacube/datacube-core/blob/develop/code-of-conduct.md>.
> So, can I please ask the Incubation Committee to make their assessment?
> Kind regards,
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