[MOSS-archives] Fw: Aw: Re: [Incubator] MOSS: OSGeo Heritage Project

Peter Löwe peter.loewe at gmx.de
Mon Aug 23 07:49:06 PDT 2021

Hi list,
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Gesendet: Montag, 23. August 2021 um 16:34 Uhr
Von: "Peter Löwe" <peter.loewe at gmx.de>
An: "Jody Garnett" <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
Cc: "OSGeo-incubator" <incubator at lists.osgeo.org>, moss-archives at lists.osgeo.org
Betreff: Aw: Re: [Incubator] MOSS: OSGeo Heritage Project

Jody, all,
thanks for your feedback! It would be great if you could provide a OSGeo heritage logo in time for this years OSGeo AGM :-)
The OSGeo Board decided in 2020 that MOSS will be the first OSGeo heritage project. Since then the current project team has done the legwork to preserve the codebase and to meet the requirements for contemporary OSGeo software projects. The archiving/preservation process appears to be fairly complete (IMHO). To wrap up, the lessons learned during the process will be summarized in the OSGeo wiki and possibly other publications.
<peter.loewe at gmx.de>

Gesendet: Freitag, 20. August 2021 um 02:33 Uhr
Von: "Jody Garnett" <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
An: "Peter Löwe" <peter.loewe at gmx.de>
Cc: "OSGeo-incubator" <incubator at lists.osgeo.org>, moss-archives at lists.osgeo.org
Betreff: Re: [Incubator] MOSS: OSGeo Heritage Project

Sorry to be a bother - I am just going to be very careful with words as I do not want to confuse anyone.
Incubation - this really represents going through the osgeo incubation process (with a mentor available to the project team) resulting in a new OSGeo committee. None of the projects you mentioned are "incubating" ... 
R is just applying to join the osgeo community program; I think this can be done before the foss4g conference.
MOSS project is a brand new thing and we do not have a procedure, you are setting a precedent. As far as I know the osgeo board already approved MOSS as a heritage and we on the incubation committee are helping you get set up online. There is no more approval for you to do, you already got approval from the board!
If it helps we can have a new word you are in the process of "archiving" the MOSS heritage project. You are the first project to do this and any future project is going to be using your work as a guidepost.
Your https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOSS_incubation_overview does show all the work you have done; and I can draw up an OSGeo Heritage logo for you following the marking style guidelines.
The one thing I will note is that the Unlicense is OSI approved (https://opensource.org/licenses/unlicense[https://opensource.org/licenses/unlicense]) whew!

Jody Garnett 

On Thu, 19 Aug 2021 at 13:25, Peter Löwe <peter.loewe at gmx.de[mailto:peter.loewe at gmx.de]> wrote:Hi incubation list, (cc: MOSS archives list)

the incubation effort for the MOSS project has made significant progress in the last months.

Since a tight timeline was laid out for the recognition of R Geospatial as an OSGeo community project in time for FOSS4G 2021, I would like to ask the incubation committee to consider and assess wether the incubation for MOSS as the first OSGeo heritage project could also be completed in time for FOSS4G 2021 (to be announced at this years Sol Katz award).

This wiki page summarizes the OSGeo incubation requirements met by the MOSS heritage project, including links to documents of interest in the MOSS codebase, hosted at OSGeo at GitHub:

The current OSGeo requirements for project incubation are extended and augmented by the MOSS project with best Open Science practices for open access publication, long term preservation and due credit by scientific citation for initial authors, coders and code maintainers. It would be awesome if OSGeo Incubation would embrace and foster these Open Science concepts.


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