[Live-demo] Request for - Live GIS Add Project (Cesium)

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 11:26:39 PST 2014

Thank you Bala and Patrick,
I'm delighted to see Cesium applying to join OSGeo-Live. I've been 
hearing great things about Cesium, and with regards to your project 
description below, you have addressed all the requirements that are 
important for OSGeo-Live applications. I have discussed including Cesium 
with others in prior OSGeo-Live meetings and have had positive responses 
from other members of the OSGeo-Live team as well.

OSGeo-Live community, I raise the motion that OSGeo-Live should be 
included on our next OSGeoLive 8.5 release (assuming docs and install 
work). If there are no -1 within 48 hours, then consider this a formal 
acceptance of the project into OSGeo-Live.

+1 from me.

On 20/12/2014 6:59 pm, Balasubramaniam Natarajan wrote:
> Hi Team,
> We would like to add the project Cesium to the OSGeoLive Disk.  We 
> have answered all the questions which are needed as per the link 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Apply>. I am in the process 
> of writing a script to get Cesium installed on a debian machine which 
> I will share once it is done.  I will also put together a project 
> overview and a quick start guide.
> Let me and Patrick know if we are missing something.
>   * Please describe your application.
>       o What is its name?
>       o Cesium
>       o What is the home page URL?
>       o http://cesiumjs.org/
>       o Which OSI approved Open Source Licence is used?
>       o Apache 2.0 license
>       o What does the application do and how does it add value to the
>         GeoSpatial stack of software?
>       o Cesium is a JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D
>         maps in a web browser without a plugin. It uses WebGL for
>         hardware-accelerated graphics, and is cross-platform,
>         cross-browser, and tuned for dynamic-data visualization.
>         Cesium is open source under the Apache 2.0 license. It is free
>         for commercial and non-commercial use.
>       o Does the application make use of OGC standards? Which versions
>         of the standards? Client or server? You may wish to add
>         comments about how standards are used.
>       o WMS and WMTS. KML is expected in early 2015.
>       o What language is it written in?
>       o JavaScript
>       o Which version of the application should be included in the
>         next OSGeo-Live release?
>       o Version 1.4 http://cesiumjs.org/downloads.html
>   * Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live. If a new user
>     finds a bug in one application, it will tarnish the reputation of
>     all other OSGeo-Live applications as well. (We pay most attention
>     to the following answers):
>       o If risk adverse organisations have deployed your application
>         into production, it would imply that these organisations have
>         verified the stability of your software. Has the application
>         been rolled out to production into risk (ideally risk adverse)
>         organisations? Please mention some of these organisations?
>       o Cesium is widely used in government agencies and has been used
>         in NORAD Tracks Santa since 2012, which receives about 20
>         million unique visitors each December.
>       o Open HUB <https://www.openhub.net/> provides metrics to help
>         assess the health of a project. Eg:
>         http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/docs/en/metrics.html
>         Could you please ensure that your project is registered with
>         Open HUB, and Open HUB has been updated to reference the
>         correct code repository(s) for your project. What is the Open
>         HUB URL for your project?
>       o https://www.openhub.net/p/cesiumjs
>       o What is the size of the user community? You can often answer
>         this by mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy
>         email list?
>       o The forum receives 250-300 posts per month, and rising.
>       o What is the size of your developer community?
>       o There have been 40 total contributors with about five
>         currently very active.  See
>         https://github.com/AnalyticalGraphicsInc/cesium/blob/master/CONTRIBUTORS.md
>       o Do you have a bug free, stable release?
>       o The latest version 1.4
>       o Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone
>         through.
>       o Cesium has 82K lines of runtime code and 78K lines of unit
>         tests with 93% code coverage.
>       o How long has the project has had mature code.
>       o Cesium 1.0 was released on August 1, 2014.
>   * OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather
>     than libraries. Does the application have a user interface
>     (possibly a command line interface) that a user can interact with?
>     (We do make an exception for Incubated OSGeo Libraries, and will
>     include Project Overviews for these libraries, even if they don't
>     have a user interface.)
>       o Here we write JavaScript to be rendered on the browser.
>   * We give preference to OSGeo Incubated Projects, or Projects which
>     are presented at FOSS4G <http://foss4g.org> conferences. If your
>     project is involved in OSGeo Incubation, or has been selected to
>     be presented at FOSS4G, then please mention it.
>       * We presented at FOSS4G 2014 and FOSS4G NA 2013.  We were also
>         selected to present at FOSS4G NA 2015.
>       * See http://cesiumjs.org/publications.html
>   * With around 50 applications installed on OSGeo-Live, us core
>     packagers do not have the time to liaise with every single project
>     email list for each OSGeo-Live release. So we require a volunteer
>     (or two) to take responsibility for liaising between OSGeo-Live
>     and the project's communities. This volunteer will be responsible
>     for ensuring the install scripts and English documentation are
>     updated by someone for each OSGeo-Live release. Also test that the
>     installed application and Quickstart documentation works as
>     expected on release candidate releases of OSGeo-Live. Who will act
>     as the project's liaison person.
>       o Balasubramaniam Natarajan and Patrick Cozzi.
>   * OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
>      1. Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
>      2. Install .deb files from a PPA
>      3. Write a custom install script
>     Can you please discuss how your application will be installed. 
> We plan to do it with custom install script.
>   * OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run
>     in 512 Meg of RAM?
>       o (We will get back on this point).  In my test I ran Cesium on
>         a gui less virtualbox guest and accessed it from another
>         computer via browser which had capability for rendering WebGL
>         on browser and it worked fine.
>   * How much disk space will be required to install the application
>     and a suitable example application?
>       o Less than a 100 MB, I am really overstating this it could be
>         even under 50MB.
>   * We aim to reduce disk space by having all applications make use of
>     a common dataset. We encourage applications to make use of the
>     example datasets already installed:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets If 
> another dataset would be more appropriate, please discuss here. Is it 
> appropriate, to remove existing demo datasets which may already be 
> included in the standard release.
>   * Each OSGeo-Live application requires a Project Overview available
>     under a CC By <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/> and a
>     Quickstart available under a CC By-SA
>     <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/> license. (You may
>     release under a second license as well). Will you produce this?
>       o We will produce a project overview and a quick start guide.
>   * In past releases, we have included Windows and Mac installers for
>     some applications. It is likely we won't have space for these in
>     future releases. However, if there is room, would you be wishing
>     to include Windows and/or Mac installers?
>       o Not applicable for our project as it runs on the browser.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Balasubramaniam Natarajan
> (Address me as Bala)
> http://blog.etutorshop.com

Cameron Shorter,
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