[OSGeoLive] OSGeoLive would prefer not to be listed as a Community project

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 16:39:12 PST 2018

That is correct Alex, because "incubation" references a mentorship process
that the development team is going through ... it has no reflection on the
technology (or indeed on the teams progress).

The website has three categories:

- listed on the website at all - required to be geospatial, open source and
accept contributions
- osgeo community - lists projects that are part of team osgeo, but have
not completed incubation. required to be geospatial, open source and accept
contirbutions. We ask for a more in-depth check of the source code because
we are now associated with the project team.
- osgeo project - completed the incubation process, so we trust both the
code and the teams procedures. Team is recognized as an independent
committee with osgeo budget etc...

Please review http://osgeo.org/committees/incubation for a better
explanation, including listing some of the benefits available.

Jody Garnett

On 22 January 2018 at 12:40, Alex M <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:

> On 01/22/2018 12:20 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> > Hi Jody,
> >
> > In OSGeo-Live IRC meeting today [1], Brian made a point that he saw an
> > email from you suggesting that OSGeoLive has been listed as an OSGeo
> > Community project. This might just be a misunderstanding.
> >
> > But to be clear, we, the osgeolive project would prefer not to be listed.
> >
> > From IRC logs:
> >
> > CameronShorter: +0, I’d prefer not to have community status associated
> > with OSGeoLive. To me it sets a level of expectation that OSGeoLive is
> > less mature than it is, and also suggests that other projects with the
> > community badge are as mature as OSGeoLive, which I think is not the
> > right message to push
> >
> > [1] http://irclogs.geoapt.com/osgeolive/%23osgeolive.2018-01-22.log
> >
> That seems to be the tag, that all other projects who have applied for
> incubation are under. I guess it's less clear on the new site which
> things are applying to become "Projects" and which are not, as some of
> the community projects have not applied for incubation.
> Cameron, where do you suggest OSGeo Live gets listed instead? It was
> added to community because it wasn't listed in either of the categories
> and therefore isn't shown on the navigation menus, so people may never
> find it...
> Thanks,
> Alex
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