Deegree Incubation Status

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Has the project been approved for incubation by the OSGeo board?
Yes, approved on May 2nd, 2008
Has an Incubation Mentor been assigned to the project?
Yes, Jody Garnett

Infrastructure Transition

Has the domain been populated with the projects web presence?
Not exactly the URL above, but
Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?
No. A bug tracker is already established and can be accessed at
Is the OSGeo mailing list manager ( being used for the project?
No. Mailing lists are already set up on SourceForge and being used:
Is the OSGeo SVN being used for the project?
No. Our project SVN is available at
Are binary and source downloads available from ?
No. Downloads are available from -> Download

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
Support mechanism are available in the form of a user mailing list and a wiki ( The users mailing list (see above) is functioning well for some years already.
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Yes. Available are packaged jars, source packages and also demo applications (easy to install jar-Archives).
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
Yes, there is a PSC. The PSC decides about the major directions of the deegree project, the dates and content of major releases and who the project developers are. The PSC consists to date of: Herman Assink (IDgis), Jens Fitzke (lat/lon), Prof. Dr. Klaus Greve (Bonn University), Dr. Markus Lupp (lat/lon), Dr. Andreas Poth (lat/lon). The PSC can be contacted via psc -- @ --
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
There is a draft document in the deegree Wiki, prepared by the PSC.
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
There are 19 active developers from multiple organisations. They are listed at

Foundation Membership

Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?
A deegree project flyer based on the OSGeo project template is expected to be available by 2009-06-25. This first version will be German language only and be taken to the AGIT trade fair early July. deegree staff will be present at the OSGeo booth.
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
The OSGeo logo was added to which also explicitly mentions deegree's status as an OSGeo project in incubation.

Code Copyright Review

Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?
Yes, the current interim report is available in the deegree Wiki.
Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?
This is still work in progress. Some issues could be resolved already, others are still TBD. Detailed information is included in the above mentioned report.
Are Commiter Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?
A draft document has been set up be the PSC. This needs final review and then has to be accepted by all commiters.