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

José Enrique Soriano Sevilla jenriquesoriano at guadaltel.com
Wed May 18 23:02:17 PDT 2022

Dear Angelos,

in the first place, thank you for accepting the evaluation of the ETF 
for its incorporation to OsGeoLive and the great work for the Community.
In this regard, we would kindly like to know if you have any estimated 
date when to provide us with that feedback.

Additionally, as we are very committed to the inclusion of the project 
in OSGeoLive (and assuming that it is not approved), we would like to 
progress with further actions on our side, requesting information 
regarding the next steps to take, if possible. We are following the 
instructions on the wiki [1] and also going through the repositories and 
observed the inclusion for other projects, but we would like to know if 
we are in the right track.

Thank you in advance.

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeoLive_AddProject

Best regards,

	José Enrique Soriano Sevilla
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On 29/04/2022 8:37, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Dear Jose,
> Thank you for your application.
> We will process during our next project meeting and provide feedback.
> Best regards,
> 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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