[OSGeoLive] [REQUEST] Inclusion of the Re3gistry Software on the OSGeo-Live distribution

Daniele.FRANCIOLI at ext.ec.europa.eu Daniele.FRANCIOLI at ext.ec.europa.eu
Thu Aug 13 06:21:27 PDT 2020

Dear OSGeoLive members,

We would like to propose the inclusion of the Re3gistry Software on the OSGeo-Live distribution.

You can find below the answer to the required questions.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Daniele on behalf of the JRC INSPIRE Team


  *   Please describe your application.
     *   What is its name? Re3gistry
     *   What is the home page URL? https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/elise-european-location-interoperability-solutions-e-government/elise-re3gistry-software
     *   Which OSI approved Open Source Licence<http://opensource.org/licenses> is used? EUPL

What does the application do and how does it add value to the GeoSpatial? stack of software? The Re3gistry software is a reusable open-source solution for managing and sharing ‘reference codes’ through the use of persistent URIs, ensuring concepts are correctly referenced in any domain. Reference codes can be used in data exchange between applications to uniquely reference some ‘thing’. They can be used to define sets of permissible values for a data field or to provide a reference or context for the data being exchanged. Examples are enumerations, controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri or, simply, ‘lists of things’. The Re3gistry can provide a central access point that allows labels and descriptions for reference codes to be easily looked-up by humans or retrieved by machines. Furthermore, it supports organisations in managing and updating reference codes in a consistent way, so that reference codes do not change or simply disappear over time, but all versions of the codes remain traceable and properly documented. The Re3gistry has been mainly used in the context of the INSPIRE directive, but can be used in other fields.

     *   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. No OGC Standards – the Re3gistry follows ISO19135 Geographic information — Procedures for item registration.
     *   What language is it written in? Java, HTML5, JavaScript
     *   Which version of the application should be included in the next OSGeo-Live release? Registry v2.0.0

  *   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):
     *   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? The Re3gistry software has been primarily used by the European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC) as one of the central software components for the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive (implementation available at https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/registry). It has also been used in production by a number of governmental organizations in the European Union (EU) Member States as well as companies beyond the EU, e.g.:
        *   European Commission - INSPIRE registry - https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/registry
        *   Slovakia - Systém registrov ENIPI - http://registre.enviroportal.sk/geo
        *   Republic of North Macedonia - NSDI registry - http://nipp.katastar.gov.mk/nipp/registry
        *   European Commission - Geosmartcity registry - http://hub.geosmartcity.eu/registry/
        *   European Commission - ELISE Energy Pilot registry - https://inspire-sandbox.jrc.ec.europa.eu/registry
        *   Austria - Austrian INSPIRE Registry - https://registry.inspire.gv.at/registry
        *   Italia - Sistema di Registri INSPIRE Italia - https://registry.geodati.gov.it/registry
        *   Finland - Finnish INSPIRE registry - http://luettelopalvelu.fi/registry
        *   Spain - Registro Inspire de España - http://registro.idee.es/registry
        *   Private - Minerva intelligence - http://minerva.codes/registry
     *   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? The project will be registered on Open HUB before the formal application.
     *   What is the size of the user community? You can often answer this by mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy email list? The community using the Re3gistry is (at least) the INSPIRE user community, which is composed by 7000+ organisations in EU Member states. The software (v.1.3.1) has been re-used and installed in production by at least 10 EU Member States (see above).
     *   What is the size of your developer community? The latest version (2.0.0) of the software was developed by a team of developers from the JRC and the National Land Survey (NLS) of Finland.
     *   Do you have a bug free, stable release? V. 2.0.0 of the software has been recently released (July 2020). It is a stable release but we can’t be 100% sure it is bug free.
     *   Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone through. The latest release (v. 2.0.0) of the software has undertaken internal testing (users from JRC B.6 unit) and a “Testbed” where all the interested EU Member States were involved.
     *   How long has the project has had mature code. Version 1.3.1 is mature since 2017. Version 2.0 has just been released.

  *   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.) Yes, it has a web interface.

  *   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. The project has been only included in a presentation on the INSPIRE open source software stack given at FOSS4G-IT (the Italian FOSS4G conference) in 2019, titled “INSPIRE ecosystem: geospatial interoperability with open source software and open standards”, accessible at https://github.com/MarcoMinghini/Research-material/tree/master/presentations/2019/2019-02-22%20FOSS4G-IT%202019.

  *   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. Daniele Francioli (daniele.francioli at ext.ec.europa.eu)

  *   OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
     *   Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
     *   Install .deb files from a PPA
     *   Write a custom install script <=
Can you please discuss how your application will be installed.

  *   OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run in 512 Meg of RAM? Yes

  *   How much disk space will be required to install the application and a suitable example application? ~100mb

  *   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? Yes.

  *   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? No

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