QGIS Incubation Status

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QGIS has graduated from the OSGeo Incubation on 14 March 2008.

General

Has the project been approved for incubation by the OSGeo board?
Yes. See IncCom thread and board minutes.


Has an Incubation Mentor been assigned to the project?
Yes, Bob Bray has been assigned mentor to the project.

Infrastructure Transition

Note, for each of the following it isn't necessary to move to foundation infrastructure, but if you aren't a reason should be provided.

Has the projectname.osgeo.org domain been populated with the projects web presence?
http://qgis.osgeo.org/qgis contains project information.
Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?
Yes
Is the OSGeo mailing list manager (http://lists.osgeo.org/) being used for the project?
Yes
Is the OSGeo SVN being used for the project?
Yes
Are binary and source downloads available from http://download.osgeo.org ?
Yes

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
There are both user and developer mailing lists and a forum. All are in active use and seem to serve the community fairly well
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Yes
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
Yes the PSC consists of five members (we have one vacancy). Current members are:
  • Marco Hugentobler - Technical Advisor
  • Tim Sutton - Release Manager
  • Otto Dassau - Community Advisor
  • Paolo Cavallini - Financial/Marketing Advisor
  • Gary Sherman - Chairperson
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
Yes, documents can be found on the wiki at http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki/ProjectSteeringCommittee as well as the main page (http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki).
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
There are currently 13 active developers, all from various organizations. Most contribute personal time rather than that of their organization.

Foundation Membership

Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?
Not yet.
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
The OSGeo banner/logo with a link to the OSGeo web site has been placed on the QGIS home page, blog, and download pages.

Code Copyright Review

Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?
Yes, see QGIS Provenance Review
Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?
No issues were discovered.
Are Commiter Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?
Guidelines are included in the Social Contract ( http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki/Social_Contract ) and the Developers Manual ( http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki/DevelopersManual )