[Mobilitydb-dev] [Incubator] MobilityDB as a OSGeo Community Project

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 14:45:52 PST 2020

Hello Vicky (and everyone taking part in OSGeo sprint this week).

I have not had much capacity for volunteer work recently, however any
committee member should be able to review. The team has started making some
issues <https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB-admin/issues> which make a
handy guide.

So if I grab our list
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Community_Projects> and
the project repository <https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB>

1. Be geospatial
- README <https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB/blob/master/README.md> -
looks good as "geospatial trajectory data management & analysis platform"
- https://www.osgeo.org/projects/mobilitydb/ - website check
- https://docs.mobilitydb.com/MobilityDB/master/ - some user docs (found
from osgeo page above)

2. Have a free license or an open source license
<https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB/blob/master/LICENSE.txt> -
postgresql license (so open source), seems to be missing a line from the
original <https://www.postgresql.org/about/licence/>, but agrees with OSI
- Check the headers:  I guess this is being done? Issue#5

3. Welcome participation and new contributors
<https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md> has
lots of options
- closed pull request
<https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed> show
a range of participants
- Code of conduct, with  Prof. Esteban Zimanyi as contact

So it looks good, I guess we wait for an update from the team on checking

Jody Garnett

On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 at 14:24, Vicky Vergara <vicky at georepublic.de> wrote:

> Hello Incubation committee
> I was wondering about the status of MobilityDB to be included as an *OSGeo
> Community Project*.
> We've been working very hard to make this happen, please let us Know if we
> are missing something to become an OSGeo community project.
> Thanks
> Vicky
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 12:38 AM Mahmoud SAKR <mahmoud.sakr at ulb.ac.be>
> wrote:
>> Great, thanks for confirming. We will wait for further feedback then.
>> Some mistake at my side changed the title of the previous message to
>> "Open Data Cube...". Sorry for this mixing. I correct it here.
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 6:36 AM Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Just a few comments inline:
>>>>         We ask that the project demonstrate collaboration, perhaps with
>>>> a history of bug report or pull requests
>>>>    - Both in github and in OSGeo website, we show the team of
>>>>       contributors, and the steering committee members. But I got to say that we
>>>>       are just starting in this respect. There are currently few external
>>>>       collaborators. Most of the development is still done by the core team. We
>>>>       are however open for collaboration, and we hope that becoming an OSGeo
>>>>       community project will bring more collaboration. We need to give time to
>>>>       the community to join the project and start collaborating.
>>>> And that is fine, this is one reason why we start slow with a
>>> CONTRIBUTING.md file, and the PRs and notes you provided below are great.
>>> I also got a chance 1st hand to see your group join the Bolsena 2020
>>> code sprint :)
>>> aside: It can be quite a big step for some organizations to think
>>> through how to accept outside contributions, and notice they are no longer
>>> the sole "owner" of a codebase. Indeed many groups just use an open source
>>> license to publish because they can never get legal approval to work with
>>> others.
>>> Please consider this message as an *Application of MobilityDB for OSGeo
>>>> Community Project*.
>>> Great, I appreciate your work thus far. It will take me some time to
>>> double check and make a motion (so if any other committee member wants to
>>> have a go please step up).
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