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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 03:33:07 PDT 2022

Dear PSC members,

Please vote on the motion.


On 6/14/22 23:47, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is a motion to include ETF testing framework to OSGeoLive.
> I will start with my +1
> Angelos
> 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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