Incubation Phases

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This is a working proposal coming out of conversations on the incubation@osgeo.org email list.

Motivation:

  • We have a number of projects with great proposals waiting for a mentor
  • Recommendations coming out of GeoMoose incubation experience
  • Accept projects into the OSGeo Foundation faster then incubation committee volunteer levels allow
  • Motivate projects to finish incubation

Communication:

  • Reach out to other committees and ask for help
  • SAC: good relationship, initial questionnaire covers SAC requirements
  • Marketting: good relationship, initial question covers some requirements, checklist covers remaining requirements

Proposal:

Break the incubation process into phases allow projects that to start these activities (prior to a mentor being found). No additional work is added to the incubation process.

Incubation: Approved

  • List the projects with a proposal that has been approved … and are just waiting for a mentor
  • outreach effort in fostering new projects, and do not like the incubation committee acting as a bottleneck

Communication:

  • Incubation Committee: incubation email list, IRC meeting

Recognition:

  • project is associated with OSGeo Foundation
  • Text link from OSgeo Website along the lines of "OSGeo would like to welcome ..."

Incubation: Incubation

  • Projects that have completed their Status information .. and may still be looking for a mentor
  • The status page gathers details for SAC, and a minimal amount of information for the Marketting committee

Communication:

  • Incubation Committee: incubation email list, IRC meeting
  • Marketting Committee: email list, IRC meeting
  • SAC: email, trac

Recognition:

  • Text **link** from OSGeo website to the marketing committee project details page (or OSGeo live page which is often better)
  • Access to SAC resources

Incubation: Complete

- Projects that have finished their Provence Review, and have adopted an open development model for public participation

- Can still be working through the rest of the checklist as they make contact with the different OSGeo committees

- Project has a mentor going through the checklist with the goal of recommending the project for "graduation"

- Frankly this is the first point where OSGeo as a Foundation can actually recommend a project meets our expectations

- OSGeo Project logo on their homepage (with the subtext "incubation")

Communication:

  • Incubation Committee: incubation email list, IRC meeting
  • Marketting Committee: email list, IRC meeting
  • SAC: email, trac

Recognition:

  • recognition Incubation requirements are completed
  • project logo on the website under an incubation category, perhaps grated out?

OSGeo: Project

  • completed the incubation checklist, recommended to the board for graduation, etc...
  • approved by the board, project officer, etc..

Recognition:

  • Full recognition as an OSGeo Project
  • Project officer for direct communication with the OSGeo Board (and other committees)
  • Colour logo on the webpage, sorted into the appropriate software category