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= OSGeo Labs Projects =
 
  
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This wiki page is a scratchpad of ideas forming the osgeo community program. To see how these ideas have been realized please see our [http://osgeo.org/committees/incubation website page].
  
 
= Purpose =
 
= Purpose =
OSGeo Labs is a place to list Open Source Geospatial Software that hasn't reached Incubation status. OSGeo Labs aims to:
 
* Help projects progress to OSGeo Incubation.
 
* Advertise projects and find like minded developers.
 
* Merge with similar projects. A project has a greater chance of reaching Incubation when integrated with similar projects.
 
  
This is the right place to start submitting your project so other OSGeo members can review them and send you feedback.
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The purpose of *OSGeo Community* projects is help foster innovation and include more project teams in the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
  
== Criteria ==
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= OSGeo support for project teams =
Projects should only list themselves in OSGeo Labs if they follow the OSGeo Incubation principles.
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# The code is under an OSI approved license (data & doc projects need to specify their choice for a type of license).
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# The project is willing to keep code clear of encumbrances
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# The project is "geospatial", or directly supports geospatial applications.
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# The project hopes to become a graduated OSGeo project, or have reasons why incubation is not appropriate.
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==Becoming a Labs Project==
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If you would like your software project to listed on the website, or apply to become an OSGeo community project, please send a description of your project to the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator OSGeo Incubation Committee Mailing List]. We look forward to helping you!
Becoming an OSGeo Labs should be easy and encouraged to all project that respond to criterias above. All project that use the OSGeo infrastructure or that wants to assign their copyright to OSGeo should add themselves below.
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==Pending Incubation==
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== About OSGeo Website Project List ==
Projects which have self assessed themselves ready for incubation and waiting for a mentor: [http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/query?status=new&status=assigned&component=Incubator&keywords=%7Eapplication List from OSGeo trac]
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==Stable Projects==
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To be listed on the OSGeo website:
* [http://geowebcache.org GeoWebCache]
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* [http://pgrouting.org pgRouting]
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==Young or Experimental Projects==
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# Be geospatial
* [http://geoext.org GeoExt]
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#* Confirm by checking README or project description
* GeoFunctions [http://sourceforge.net/projects/geofunctions/ Geo Functions sourceforge page]
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# Have a free license or open source license
* Geoinformatica [http://trac.osgeo.org/geoinformatica/ OSGeo trac site]
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#* The license must be OSI approved
* [[OpenGeocoder]]
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# Welcome participation and new contributors.
* [[OpenRouter]]
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#* We look for a clear contribution policy
* [http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.turner/src/andyt/java/grids/ Grids]
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* [[OSGeo Graphics]]
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* [[thinkGeo]], a branch of [http://www.integratedmodelling.org/home/home.html thinklab], consisting of the five foundational plugins of thinklab: core, corescience, geospace, time and modelling.
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== Responsibilities ==
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If you have questions about the above, or would like guidance on setting up your open source project, please reach out to us.
OSGeo Labs aims to have minimal red tape to reduce overhead.
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===Project Champion===
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== About OSGeo Community Projects==
The Project Champion is responsible for:
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# Strongly recommended: Read Karl Fogel's book on [http://producingoss.com/ Open Source Software - How to Run a Successful Free Software Project]
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# Ensure the project complies with OSGeo principles by addressing the [[#Criteria]] above.
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# Create a home page for the project. The OSGeo wiki is recommended for this page. A page should answer the OSGeo [[#Criteria]].
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# List the project under the appropriate heading on this page.
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# Announce and discuss the project on the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss OSGeo Discuss] email list.
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# Move the project toward incubation.
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===Incubation Committee===
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In addition to being listed on the website, projects applying to the *OSGeo Community* program are asked to:
The OSGeo Incubation Committee is responsible for:
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# Investigate, then possibly remove a project from OSGeo Labs if it doesn't follow OSGeo Labs [[#Criteria]].
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# Periodically (at least annually), review projects in OSGeo labs and remove projects which have "died" or don't follow OSGeo Labs [[#Criteria]].
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== Helpful Resource ==
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# Be geospatial
# Get your project a mailing-list and a bug tracker
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#* Confirm by checking README or project description
## [http://sourceforge.net/ SourceForge] provides code repository, mailing list and bug tracker services.  (contact  [mailto:sunburned.surveyor@gmail.com Landon Blake] to get help on SourceForge service)
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#* project page on the osgeo website
# Approach the [[Spotlights]] editors about doing a spotlight interview about your project.
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#* We ask projects have some user documentation, for example an OSGeo Live quickstart
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# Have a free license or an open source license.
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#* The license must be OSI approved
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#* We ask that the project team check the file headers and double check the license has been appropriately applied
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# Welcome participation and new contributors.
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#* We look for a clear contribution policy
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#* We ask that the project demonstrate collaboration, perhaps with a history of bug report or pull requests
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#* Projects are required to have a code of conduct
  
===Assigning Copyright to OSGeo===
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OSGeo Community Projects can take part in the incubation committee for guidance on open source use, setting up project governance, promoting the project, and building the project community. We look forward to working with you.
Many graduated OSGeo projects choose to assign their copyright to OSGeo. A young project can assign its copyright to OSGeo by:
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* TBD: As of 15 April 2009, the process for assigning copyright has not been resolved, it is being discussed on the OSGeo discuss email list. It may involve the following:
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** Asking the incubation committee and doing it
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** Having a graduated OSGeo project mentor yours
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===Using OSGeo infrastructure===
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OSGeo provides [https://www.osgeo.org/code_of_conduct/ code of conduct guidance], many projects selecting [https://www.contributor-covenant.org/ contribution covenant]).
It's possible to use OSGeo infrastructure to host your project or to have a trac and subversion server. You can get help if your project respond to criterias above and ask the right person for it.
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== Disclosure ==
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== About OSGeo Projects ==
  
OSGeo or any of its affiliates do not take responsibility or endorse any of the software listed here. OSGeo doesn't guarantee the integrity of the code or any other aspect of the above softwares.
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To be recognized as an *OSGeo Project* we ask that project teams excel in each of areas mentioned above, see [https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/incubation/documents/graduation_checklist.pdf graduation checklist] for more detail.
  
= References =
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The *OSGeo Project* designation is intended to recognize established projects with a diverse community developers and users with a proven track record.
* [http://www.freegis.org/ FreeGIS list]
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[[Category: Software Stack]]
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To be recognized as an *OSGeo Project* a project team applies for the OSGeo incubation program. Successful projects are teamed up with an experienced open source mentor to help answer questions, obtain legal council, and help guide work on transparency and community development as required.
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Although incubation is a lot of work, this is opportunity for project teams to grow and improve and be publicly recognized for their accomplishment.
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=== Comparison ===
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As shown below there is some overlap requirements for an OSGeo projects (as defined by the  [http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/project_graduation_checklist.html incubation process] graduation checklist).
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! scope="col" width="310" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | Responsibility
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! scope="col" width="155" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | Website Listing
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! scope="col" width="155" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | OSGeo Community
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! scope="col" width="155"  style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | OSGeo Project
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|-
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| Geospatial <br />
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- README or project description
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| X
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Geospatial <br />
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- User guide or quickstart
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|
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Free or Open Source License <br />
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- See LICENSE.md
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| X
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Free or Open Source License <br />
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- Check headers
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|
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Free or Open Source License <br />
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- Providence Review
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|
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|
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| X
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|-
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| Participatory<br />
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- See CONTRIBUTING.md
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| X
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Participatory<br />
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- History of pull requests or patches
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|
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Participatory<br />
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- Code of conduct
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|
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Open Community<br />
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- communication channel<br />
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- decision making process
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|
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|
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| X
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|-
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| Active Healthy Community<br />
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- user and developer collaboration<br />
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- long term viability
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|
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|
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| X
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|-
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| Development Process<br />
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- version control<br />
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- issue tracker<br />
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- leadership open to new members<br />
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- transparent decision making
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|
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|
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| X
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|-
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| Documentation<br />
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- user documentation<br />
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- developer documentation
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|
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|
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| X
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|-
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| Release Procedure<br />
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- release process<br />
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- documented testing process<br />
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|
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|
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| X
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|-
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| style="font-weight: bold;" | Foundation Resources
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! scope="col" width="155" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | Website Listing
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! scope="col" width="155" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | OSGeo Community
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! scope="col" width="155"  style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | OSGeo Project
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|-
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| website project list
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| X
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| website choose-a-project
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| X
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| OSGeo Live
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| X
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Marketing Collateral
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| X
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| X
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|-
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| Representation
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| project officer
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| infrastructure and facilities
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| X
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| promotion & marketing
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| budget
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| osgeo board
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| project budget
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| fundraising
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| X
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Activities with the OSGeoLive project or Marketing committee can be pursed at any time.
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The incubation process establishes a project as a full fledged OSGeo committee, with a project project officer, with direct access to OSGeo treasurer, and reporting to the board during annual general meeting. While Community projects are not recognized as a committee, the OSGeo board maintains an "OSGeo Community" initiative with budget to support your activities. Attend one of the OSGeo board monthly meetings, or ask on the board mailing list, if your project has an activity that can benefit from financial support. For more information see [https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/blob/master/board/documents/osgeo_financial_guidance.pdf osgeo_financial_guidence.pdf]
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Available branding:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! scope="col" width="310" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | Community
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! scope="col" width="310" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;" | Project
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|-
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| [[File:OSGeo community.png|frameless|OSGeo Community Project]]
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| [[File:OSGeo project.png|frameless|OSGeo Project]]
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|}
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== Community Projects ==
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For a complete list please see the osgeo website: menu > projects > community projects.
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The following projects were added to the OSGeo Community program from the earlier [[Category:OSGeo Labs|osgeo labs]] program:
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* [[Geoinformatica]]
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* [[GeoWebCache]]
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* [[MapProxy]]
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* [[pgRouting]]
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* [http://portablegis.xyz Portable GIS]
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* [[Postal Address Geo-Coder]]
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* [[Proj4php]]
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* [https://github.com/ahhz/raster Pronto Raster]
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* [[Virtual Terrain Project]]
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* [https://github.com/AstunTechnology/Loader Loader]
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The following projects have now graduated from incubation:
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* [[pycsw]]
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There is an archive of the old OSGeo Technology Projects page at [[OSGeo Labs Page Archive]].

Latest revision as of 21:08, 16 October 2019

This wiki page is a scratchpad of ideas forming the osgeo community program. To see how these ideas have been realized please see our website page.

Purpose

The purpose of *OSGeo Community* projects is help foster innovation and include more project teams in the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

OSGeo support for project teams

If you would like your software project to listed on the website, or apply to become an OSGeo community project, please send a description of your project to the OSGeo Incubation Committee Mailing List. We look forward to helping you!

About OSGeo Website Project List

To be listed on the OSGeo website:

  1. Be geospatial
    • Confirm by checking README or project description
  2. Have a free license or open source license
    • The license must be OSI approved
  3. Welcome participation and new contributors.
    • We look for a clear contribution policy

If you have questions about the above, or would like guidance on setting up your open source project, please reach out to us.

About OSGeo Community Projects

In addition to being listed on the website, projects applying to the *OSGeo Community* program are asked to:

  1. Be geospatial
    • Confirm by checking README or project description
    • project page on the osgeo website
    • We ask projects have some user documentation, for example an OSGeo Live quickstart
  2. Have a free license or an open source license.
    • The license must be OSI approved
    • We ask that the project team check the file headers and double check the license has been appropriately applied
  3. Welcome participation and new contributors.
    • We look for a clear contribution policy
    • We ask that the project demonstrate collaboration, perhaps with a history of bug report or pull requests
    • Projects are required to have a code of conduct

OSGeo Community Projects can take part in the incubation committee for guidance on open source use, setting up project governance, promoting the project, and building the project community. We look forward to working with you.

OSGeo provides code of conduct guidance, many projects selecting contribution covenant).

About OSGeo Projects

To be recognized as an *OSGeo Project* we ask that project teams excel in each of areas mentioned above, see graduation checklist for more detail.

The *OSGeo Project* designation is intended to recognize established projects with a diverse community developers and users with a proven track record.

To be recognized as an *OSGeo Project* a project team applies for the OSGeo incubation program. Successful projects are teamed up with an experienced open source mentor to help answer questions, obtain legal council, and help guide work on transparency and community development as required.

Although incubation is a lot of work, this is opportunity for project teams to grow and improve and be publicly recognized for their accomplishment.

Comparison

As shown below there is some overlap requirements for an OSGeo projects (as defined by the incubation process graduation checklist).

Responsibility Website Listing OSGeo Community OSGeo Project
Geospatial

- README or project description

X X X
Geospatial

- User guide or quickstart

X X
Free or Open Source License

- See LICENSE.md

X X X
Free or Open Source License

- Check headers

X X
Free or Open Source License

- Providence Review

X
Participatory

- See CONTRIBUTING.md

X X X
Participatory

- History of pull requests or patches

X X
Participatory

- Code of conduct

X X
Open Community

- communication channel
- decision making process

X
Active Healthy Community

- user and developer collaboration
- long term viability

X
Development Process

- version control
- issue tracker
- leadership open to new members
- transparent decision making

X
Documentation

- user documentation
- developer documentation

X
Release Procedure

- release process
- documented testing process

X
Foundation Resources Website Listing OSGeo Community OSGeo Project
website project list X X X
website choose-a-project X X X
OSGeo Live X X X
Marketing Collateral X X
Representation project officer
infrastructure and facilities X X
promotion & marketing X X
budget osgeo board project budget
fundraising X X

Activities with the OSGeoLive project or Marketing committee can be pursed at any time.

The incubation process establishes a project as a full fledged OSGeo committee, with a project project officer, with direct access to OSGeo treasurer, and reporting to the board during annual general meeting. While Community projects are not recognized as a committee, the OSGeo board maintains an "OSGeo Community" initiative with budget to support your activities. Attend one of the OSGeo board monthly meetings, or ask on the board mailing list, if your project has an activity that can benefit from financial support. For more information see osgeo_financial_guidence.pdf

Available branding:

Community Project
OSGeo Community Project OSGeo Project

Community Projects

For a complete list please see the osgeo website: menu > projects > community projects.

The following projects were added to the OSGeo Community program from the earlier program:

The following projects have now graduated from incubation:

There is an archive of the old OSGeo Technology Projects page at OSGeo Labs Page Archive.