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

Enrique Soriano jenriquesoriano at guadaltel.com
Sun May 22 08:41:35 PDT 2022

Dear Angelos,

thank you very much for your feedback and your effort for the OSGeo Community.
Keep in contact.

Best regards,

El 22 de mayo de 2022 17:30:32 CEST, Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com> escribió:
>Dear Jose,
>Sorry for the delay on giving feedback, the build process is currently 
>broken and we are trying to resolve.
>Once this is fixed, we will be able to provide guidance on how to move 
>On 5/19/22 09:02, José Enrique Soriano Sevilla wrote:
>> 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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>Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
>Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Enrique Soriano
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