[OSGeoLive] [Incubator] The Open Data Cube as a OSGeo Community Project

Mahmoud SAKR mahmoud.sakr at ulb.ac.be
Tue Sep 8 09:52:19 PDT 2020

Hi Jody,
It means that we, as far, can become an OSGeo community project, which is
indeed the goal of this thread.
I see that we fulfill the checklist for a community project:

In addition to being listed on the website, projects applying to the *OSGeo
Community* program are asked to:
    Be geospatial
        Confirm by checking README or project description (done)
        project page on the osgeo website (done)
        We ask projects have some user documentation, for example an OSGeo
Live quickstart:

   - a detailed user manual for the release in master branch:
      - a detailed user manual for the develop branch:
      - multiple use cases in a workshop style:
      - a data generator and a query tutorial/workshop:

    Have a free license or an open source license.
        The license must be OSI approved (done, PostgreSQL license)
        We ask that the project team check the file headers and double
check the license has been appropriately applied (done)
    Welcome participation and new contributors.
        We look for a clear contribution policy (done, CONTRIBUTING.md
        We ask that the project demonstrate collaboration, perhaps with a
history of bug report or pull requests

   - Both in github and in OSGeo website, we show the team of contributors,
      and the steering committee members. But I got to say that we are just
      starting in this respect. There are currently few external collaborators.
      Most of the development is still done by the core team. We are
however open
      for collaboration, and we hope that becoming an OSGeo community project
      will bring more collaboration. We need to give time to the community to
      join the project and start collaborating.
      - Examples of collaborations:
         - Krishna Chaitanya has implemented an SQL alchemy driver of
         MobilityDB: https://github.com/adonmo/mobilitydb-sqlalchemy
         - He is currently implementing MEOS, an extension of GEOS, to
         support moving object data management. The goal is that MEOS
will become
         the processing engine of MobilityDB, taking care of spatiotemporal
         - Ongoing discussions with Nyall Dawson, from the QGIS project, to
         support mobility data visualization in QGIS.
         - Collaboration with the OGC moving feature standard working
         group, using MobilityDb as a reference implementation.
         - Collaborating with the pgRouting project, in the BerlinMOD data
         generator: https://github.com/MobilityDB/MobilityDB-BerlinMO

        Projects are required to have a code of conduct (done,

Please consider this message as an *Application of MobilityDB for OSGeo
Community Project*.

It is understood that becoming an OSGeo project is a bigger step that needs
much more work. We need to allow more time for people to use MobilityDB,
report bugs, contribute ideas and code, build packages, and so on. It is a
strategic goal for the future. This first step of becoming a community
project is expected to help in this direction.

Best regards,

On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 9:20 AM Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah this kind of thing can be quick (many projects keep track of code
> from day one) or take years (for geoserver we eventually sat down with a
> code sprint and git history).
> Here is a script I made, that produced a CSV file, that I then open up in
> a spreadsheet:
> #!/bin/bash
> for file in `git ls-files -x src/*`
> do
>     HASH=`git log --diff-filter=A --format="%H" -- $file | tail -n 1`
>     AUTHOR=`git show -s --format="%aN" --date=short $HASH --`
>     CREATED=`git show -s --format="%cd" --date=short $HASH --`
>     MODIFIED=`git log --format="%cd" --date=short -n 1 -- $file`
>     printf "%s,%s,%s,%s,%s\n" $file "$AUTHOR" "${CREATED:0:4}"
> "${MODIFIED:0:4}" $HASH
> done
> Reference: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=442206
> Keep in mind some of the fun of this exercise is to double check where
> your code actually came from and confirm you have permission to distribute
> it as open source. While a script can provide a running start, it is your
> confidence in what you have done as a team that we are really going for
> here :)
> Also note that code providence audits like this are performed when
> evaluating software projects for use. Performing this check yourself lowers
> the bar for organizations wishing to use your software.
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On Thu, 3 Sep 2020 at 16:56, Alex Leith <alexgleith at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Markus!
>> I'll have a read of it, but I haven't got much experience running perl
>> and we are probably better off whipping up something custom.
>> Always nice to see the history!
>> On Fri, 4 Sep 2020 at 05:08, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I searched around for a while,
>>> found
>>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Incubation_Progress
>>> --> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Provenance_Review
>>> with the hint
>>> "Kudos to Schuyler Erle for writing the PERL script which quite helped
>>> (tools/copywrite.pl). The expansion of CVS names was done by reading
>>> in contributors.csv."
>>> and voilĂ :
>>> https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/blob/master/tools/copywrite.pl
>>> (originally added on April 27, 2006:
>>> https://github.com/OSGeo/grass-legacy/blob/develbranch_6/tools/copywrite.pl
>>> )
>>> Dunno if it helps in your case but nothing is lost ;-)
>>> Markus
>>> On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 12:38 AM Alex Leith <alexgleith at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > I've been procrastinating on this for a long time... I will get to it,
>>> but if there is an existing script, that would help!
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, 3 Sep 2020 at 02:02, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hi Alex,
>>> >>
>>> >> On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 12:55 AM Alex Leith <alexgleith at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Oh nice!
>>> >> >
>>> >> > I'm working on ODC as an OSGeo project... I just need to find a day
>>> to add headers to all our Python files to progress to the next stage.
>>> >>
>>> >> I did much of this job back then for GRASS GIS (in 2006 or so): we
>>> >> used a script to generate and inject draft headers with author names
>>> >> extracted from the repo log.
>>> >> Don't know if I can still find this tool but others here may have done
>>> >> something similar.
>>> >>
>>> >> Cheers,
>>> >> Markus
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Alex Leith
>>> > m: 0419189050
>>> --
>>> Markus Neteler, PhD
>>> https://www.mundialis.de - free data with free software
>>> https://grass.osgeo.org
>>> https://courses.neteler.org/blog
>> --
>> Alex Leith
>> m: 0419189050
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