[Webcom] WebCom Agenda - was Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Who's in incubation, who has graduated?

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Wed May 7 15:45:46 EDT 2008

hi Jason, WebCom

( I sent out the wrong draft ealier)

below FYI re WebCom agenda
* "Remove incubation indication from project listings"

-> I think that Frank meant to remove the projects. Or indicate otherwise
  as I did yesterday with the * indication. See FWD below from our archive [1]

If we do marketing for incubated projects as for graduated projects
it's not really an incentive to get out of incubation.

I have also added a link why the download link should remain. It's highly
used - see stats analysis [2]. The alternative is to find and eliminate the
references pointing to that page (I didn't find those links).

Of course WebCom may decide otherwise.

Sorry if I interfered editing the Web pages, but I felt to do an obvious thing
to reduce confusion about the incubation state (at least I triggered some
action :) ).
Yes, will not touch it again.


[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2008-January/003070.html
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/KPI%27s_and_AWStat_data#Pages_.28most_viewed.29_-_In_February_2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Who's in incubation, who has graduated?
To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: Web committee discussions <webcom at lists.osgeo.org>

On 30-Jan-08, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> On 29-Jan-08, at 9:36 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> > > On the OSGeo home page
> > > there's the list of OSGeo projects, but no indication of which projects
> > > have finished the incubation and are "OSGeo certified". To find out, you
> > > have to make your way to the "Incubation Committee" wiki page, and there
> > > is the only list (I could find) of which projects have graduated.
> > >
> >
> > We would like to highlight this information better on the main portal page
> > but could not propose a good way on how to do this. Any idea?
> >
> How about adding a simply asterisk * beside ones in incubation - with a footnote under the project list saying
> what the symbol represents.  Should be easy enough to do.


 This sounds good to me.  So I'd suggest the asterisk be labelled as
 "Incubating" which ideally would be a link to /incubator for additional

 Incidentally, I really wish we could change "GeoNetwork opensource" to
 "GeoNetwork" or "GeoNetwork OS", and likelwise for MapGuide Open Source.
 I think the long names end up being confusing on the side bar due to wrapping
 and this is likely to be worse when there is an asterisk involved.

 Best regards,
 I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
 light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
 and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
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