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== Purpose ==
 
== Purpose ==
  
The OSGeo Labs is a place to advertise Open Source Geospatial Software that is not part of the Incubation process yet. This aim to help projects to share ideas and resources and help them to grow bigger and better.
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The OSGeo Labs is a place to advertise Open Source Geospatial Software that is not part of the Incubation process yet. This aim to:
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* Help projects progress to OSGeo Incubation.
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* Help projects to share ideas and resources.
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* Merge with similar projects. A project will have a greater chance reaching Incubation if you integrate * Find like minded developers.
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with similar related projects.
  
This is the right place to start submit your project so other OSGeo members can review them and send you feedback.
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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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== How to start ==
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# Read Karl Fogel's book on [http://producingoss.com/ Open Source Software - How to Run a Successful Free Software Project]
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# Join the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss OSGeo-discuss] mailing-list
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# Make sure you really read Karl Fogel's book on [http://producingoss.com/ Open Source Software - How to Run a Successful Free Software Project] or be prepared to be sent back to read it
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# Discuss your project to make sure you are not reinventing the wheel without any new functionality
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# Get your project a mailing-list and a bug tracker (see [[#Helpful Resource]])
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# Fill the [[OSGeo_Labs_Project_Template]] (Julien, consider using a real MediaWiki template here)
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# Advertise on OSGeo-Discuss mailing-list
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== Criteria ==
 
== Criteria ==
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===Project Champion===
 
===Project Champion===
 
The Project Champion is responsible for:
 
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]
 
# Create an OSGeo Wiki page describing the project.
 
# Create an OSGeo Wiki page describing the project.
# Ensure the project complies with OSGeo principles by filling out the OSGeo Labs Criteria page [TBD].
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# Ensure the project complies with OSGeo principles by filling out the [[OSGeo_Labs_Project_Template]] (Julien, consider using a real MediaWiki template here)
# Announce the project on the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss OSGeo Discuss] email list.
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# Announce and discuss the project on the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss OSGeo Discuss] email list.
 
# Move the project toward graduation
 
# Move the project toward graduation
  
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== Helpful Resource ==
 
== Helpful Resource ==
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# Get your project a mailing-list and a bug tracker
  
 
=== Code repository ===
 
=== Code repository ===

Revision as of 13:36, 7 October 2007

Purpose

The OSGeo Labs is a place to advertise Open Source Geospatial Software that is not part of the Incubation process yet. This aim to:

  • Help projects progress to OSGeo Incubation.
  • Help projects to share ideas and resources.
  • Merge with similar projects. A project will have a greater chance reaching Incubation if you integrate * Find like minded developers.

with similar related projects.

This is the right place to start submitting your project so other OSGeo members can review them and send you feedback.

Criteria

Projects should only list themselves in OSGeo Labs if they follow the OSGeo Incubation principles.

  1. The code is under an OSI approved license (data & doc projects need to specify their choice for a type of license).
  2. The project is willing to keep code clear of encumbrances
  3. The project is "geospatial", or directly in support of geospatial applications.

Responsibilities

OSGeo Labs aims to have minimal red tape to reduce overhead.

Project Champion

The Project Champion is responsible for:

  1. Strongly recommended: Read Karl Fogel's book on Open Source Software - How to Run a Successful Free Software Project
  2. Create an OSGeo Wiki page describing the project.
  3. Ensure the project complies with OSGeo principles by filling out the OSGeo_Labs_Project_Template (Julien, consider using a real MediaWiki template here)
  4. Announce and discuss the project on the OSGeo Discuss email list.
  5. Move the project toward graduation

Incubation Committee

  1. Investigate, then possibly remove a project from OSGeo Labs if doesn't follow OSGeo principles.
  2. Periodically (at least annually), review projects in OSGeo labs and remove projects which have "died".

Helpful Resource

  1. Get your project a mailing-list and a bug tracker

Code repository

  1. SourceForge

(contact Landon Blake to get help on SourceForge service)

Project list


Disclosure

OSGeo or any of its affiliates do not take responsability 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.