[Live-demo] "descoping" OSGeo-Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 01:38:51 PDT 2017

Hi Activity Workshop,

Yes, you make some good points, there are a number of things we should 
be considering when selecting a project for OSGeo-Live. A more detailed 
list is provided in our application form:


Cheers, Cameron

On 20/4/17 4:54 am, Activity Workshop wrote:
> On 14/04/17 21:00, live-demo-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:
>> While projects should rightly be concerned if OSGeo-Live only uses
>> OpenHub metrics to assess project health, they should be significantly
>> more concerned about the general public's assessment of their project.
> You're correct to say that these metrics should not be the only criterion for
> removing projects from OSGeo-Live.  There are so many other (in my view more
> important) factors to consider:
> - is the software useful?  Is the software reliable?
> - is the inclusion straightforward or does it require lots of building /
> packaging / patching / dependency-resolution work from the OSGeo-Live team?
> - does it take up a lot of disk space?
> - is the team responsive to questions from the OSGeo-Live team, are the
> developers helpful with providing information and documentation?
> - and many other factors too of course.
>> I think it should be a priority of all projects to try an ensure their
>> OpenHub metrics reflect the true health of their project ...
> Well, OpenHub (BlackDuck) is a company.  If (in your opinion) their numbers
> aren't providing a useful picture then it is arguable whether this should be put
> at the door of all the unpaid open software developers, or alternatively at the
> door of the company's staff and systems.
> Regards,
> activityworkshop
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