[OSGeoLive] Application to include the ETF testing framework software in the OSGeoLive distribution

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 13:47:40 PDT 2022

Hi all,

This is a motion to include ETF testing framework to OSGeoLive.
I will start with my +1

On 4/20/22 17:53, José Enrique Soriano Sevilla wrote:
> Dear OSGeoLive team,
> we contact you to kindly propose the inclusion of the ETF testing 
> framework in the OSGeoLive distribution.
> Following the requirements, please find below the answer to the 
> required questions.
> Please let us know if any additional clarification is needed.
> Thank you in advance
>  * *Please describe your application. *
>      o *What is its name? *
>          + ETF
>      o *What is the home page URL? *
>          + http://etf-validator.net
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://etf-validator.net/__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1On0UqAiU$andhttps://github.com/etf-validator
>            <https://github.com/etf-validator>
>      o *Which OSI approved Open Source Licence
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://opensource.org/licenses__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OXB4gFIA$>
>        is used? *
>          + TheETF testing framework isan open source project licensed
>            under EUPL v.1.2, please see it in the main webpage
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://etf-validator.net/__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1On0UqAiU$>and
>            in the source code
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://github.com/etf-validator/etf-webapp/blob/master/LICENSE__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OzRXGAWQ$>.
>      o *What does the application do and how does it add value to the
>        GeoSpatial stack of software? *
>          + It is an open source testing framework that allows
>            validating spatial data, metadata and web services in
>            Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) according to defined
>            Abstract Test Suites and Executable Test Suites. Executing
>            these validations may increase the level of interoperability
>            of SDIs by improving the compliance of geospatial data,
>            metadata and services.
>      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. *
>          + The ETF testing framework allows GIS data providers and
>            solution providers to check whether data sets, network
>            services and metadata meet the requirements defined on
>            specific Abstract and Executable Test Suites. The concepts
>            in ETF are based on ISO 19105 and the OGC Specification
>            Model which underpin the standards used in SDIs.
>          + Validation capabilities span a wide range of OGC standards.
>            For example, tests to validate WMS, WMTS, WFS, WCS, SOS and
>            CSW are available, which are also partially reusing the OGC
>            TEAM Engine suite.
>      o *What language is it written in? *
>          + Java, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
>      o *Which version of the application should be included in the next
>        OSGeo-Live release? *
>          + ETF 2.0
>  * *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): *
>      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? *
>          + European Commission, Joint Research Centre (use of the ETF
>            testing framework as the core component of the INSPIRE
>            Reference Validator)
>          + Organisations in several EU Member States at the national
>            and regional level (using the ETF testing framework to
>            replicate the tests of the INSPIRE Reference Validator
>            and/or extending these tests to include tests to check
>            compliance with national requirements)
>      o *Open HUB
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.openhub.net/__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OtMqComw$>
>        provides metrics to help assess the health of a project. Eg:
>        http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/docs/en/metrics.html
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/docs/en/metrics.html__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OvPpGSUg$>
>        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? *
>          + https://www.openhub.net/p/etf-validator
>      o *What is the size of the user community? You can often answer
>        this by mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy
>        email list? *
>          + There is a mature user community developed around the main
>            implementations of the ETF testing framework. For example,
>            the number of downloads of the INSPIRE Reference Validator
>            (the most popular implemetation of the ETF) is approximately
>            between 1 and 3 hundreds for each release (see
> https://hanadigital.github.io/grev/?user=etf-validator&repo=etf-webapp
> <https://hanadigital.github.io/grev/?user=etf-validator&repo=etf-webapp>)
>            and the discussions in the issue tracker demonstrate the
>            healthy and busy user community (see
> https://github.com/INSPIRE-MIF/helpdesk-validator/issues/
> <https://github.com/INSPIRE-MIF/helpdesk-validator/issues/>).
>      o *What is the size of your developer community? *
>          + Currently, the developer community is mainly limited to the
>            two organisations which are funding the development of the
>            ETF, i.e. the European Commission and interactive
>            instruments (https://www.interactive-instruments.de/en
>            <https://www.interactive-instruments.de/en>). Sometimes,
>            developers from organisations deploying the ETF at their
>            premise contribute code with ad hoc pull requests. Funding
>            to improve the developer community is currently available
>            and the submission of the ETF to the OSGeoLive is one of the
>            steps to increase such community.
>      o *Do you have a bug free, stable release? *
>          + Yes, ETF 2.0 is the latest stable release:
> https://github.com/etf-validator/etf-webapp/releases/tag/2.0.0
> <https://github.com/etf-validator/etf-webapp/releases/tag/2.0.0>
>      o *Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone
>        through. *
>          + The ETF has a continuous integration cycle established in
>            the GitHub repository, where contributions to the source
>            code (which have to adhere to the contribution guidelines
> <https://github.com/etf-validator/governance/blob/master/TOR/Contribution.md>)
>            pass through automatic validations. Subsequently, the
>            changes are manually reviewed and approved by the ETF
>            Technical Committee
> <https://github.com/etf-validator/governance/blob/master/TOR/Technical_Committee.adoc>.
>      o *How long has the project has had mature code. *
>          + The project is active since 2007 (see
>            https://github.com/etf-validator/etf-webapp/releases
> <https://github.com/etf-validator/etf-webapp/releases>); the
>            latest stable release (v.2.0) was released in 2019.
>  * *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 Yes, the ETF testing framework has a user interface.
>  * *We give preference to OSGeo Incubated Projects, or Projects which
>    are presented at FOSS4G
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://foss4g.org__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OHj1k4aA$>
>    conferences. If your project is involved in OSGeo Incubation, or has
>    been selected to be presented at FOSS4G, then please mention it. *
>      o The ETF was already presented at FOSS4G conferences:
>          + FOSS4G 2019:INSPIRE Reference Validator: status and next
>            steps by Marco Minghini, Michael Lutz, Clemens Portele, Jon
>            Herrmann, Enrique Soriano, Carlos Palma, Iñaki Díaz de Cerio
>            Paniagua, Belén Sáez, Lorena Hernandez, Daniele Francioli,
>            Fabio Vinci
>          + FOSS4G 2021: *Open source geospatial software powering
>            policy implementation: the INSPIRE central infrastructure
>            components* by Marco Minghini, Alexander Kotsev, Vlado Cetl,
>            Lorena Hernandez, Michael Lutz, Daniele Francioli, Davide
>            Artasensi, Emanuela Epure, Fabio Vinci, Fabiano Spinelli,
>            Lukasz Ziemba
> (https://callforpapers.2021.foss4g.org/foss4g2021/talk/ZKRWYN/
> <https://callforpapers.2021.foss4g.org/foss4g2021/talk/ZKRWYN/>)
>          + FOSS4G 2022: *ETF testing framework: past, present and
>            future *by Jon Herrmann, Marco Minghini, Clemens Portele,
>            Michael Lutz (submitted and currently under review)
>  * *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 Enrique Soriano (jenriquesoriano at guadaltel.com) and José
>        Barrero (josebarrero at guadaltel.com)
>  * *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<=== preferred option*
>        *
>    *Can you please discuss how your application will be installed. *
>      o Write a custom install script
>  * *OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run
>    in 512 Meg of RAM? *
>      o No. A machine with at least 4 GB Ram (8GB are recommended, 16 GB
>        and more if a large set of XML files are tested)
>  * *How much disk space will be required to install the application and
>    a suitable example application? *
>      o It depends on the tests executed, but 1 GB HDD can be enough.
>  * *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: *
>  * *Each OSGeo-Live application requires a Project Overview available
>    under a CC By
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OYJp5E24$>
>    and a Quickstart available under a CC By-SA
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/__;!!DOxrgLBm!UvR1kftQcLgI0pIHnKKusY23bweSMhF9CdWZjAsWPgY49H9cK9Rs5HIqNIO4Ob1OtUoN0gs$>
>    license. (You may release under a second license as well). Will you
>    produce this? *
>      o 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? *
>      o No
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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