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= Purpose =
 
= Purpose =
OSGeo Labs is a place to list Open Source Geospatial Software that hasn't reached Incubation status. OSGeo Labs aims to:
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OSGeo Labs is an umbrella for open source geospatial software projects that would like to become OSGeo projects in the future, but that aren't ready for incubation quite yet. It is appropriate to submit your new or experimental project as an OSGeo labs project.
* Help projects progress to OSGeo Incubation.
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* Advertise projects and find like minded developers.
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* Merge with similar projects. A project has a greater chance of reaching Incubation when integrated with similar projects.
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The volunteers that work as part of OSGeo Labs have the goal of helping OSGeo Labs Projects qualify for incubation. To reach this goal, OSGeo Labs volunteers help OSGeo Labs Projects with the following tasks:
  
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* Project marketing.
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* Development of user and programmer communities.
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* Establishment of programs and policies for project documentation, copyright assignment, and licensing.
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* Establishment of programs and policies for software development. This includes version tracking, bug tracking, and feature request tracking, creation of a development road map, and organization of code sprints/events.
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* Establishment of project governance programs and policies.
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* Collaboration on technical standars, data formats, and code sharing with other open source geospatial software projects.
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* Utilization of software development infrastructure like mailing lists, bug trackers, version control software/hosting, and web hosting.
  
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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== OSGeo Labs Project Selection Criteria ==
 
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Projects should only submit themselves for inclusion in OSGeo Labs if they follow the OSGeo Incubation principles.
== Criteria ==
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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).
 
# The code is under an OSI approved license (data & doc projects need to specify their choice for a type of license).
 
# The project is willing to keep code clear of encumbrances
 
# The project is willing to keep code clear of encumbrances
 
# The project is "geospatial", or directly supports geospatial applications.
 
# The project is "geospatial", or directly supports geospatial applications.
# The project hopes to become a graduated OSGeo project, or have reasons why incubation is not appropriate.
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# The project hopes to become a graduated OSGeo project,.
  
 
==Becoming a Labs Project==
 
==Becoming a Labs Project==
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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The goal is to keep the submission process for OSGeo Labs as simple and painless as possible. (The OSGeo Incubation Process is hard enough.) To submit your software project for inclusion in OSGeo Labs, simply send a description of the project to the [[http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator OSGeo Incubation Committee Mailing List]], or [[mailto:sunburned.surveyor@gmail.com e-mail Landon Blake.]]
  
==Pending Incubation==
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===OSGeo Labs Set-Up Process===
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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Once a project has been accepted into OSGeo Labs, the OSGeo Labs volunteers will help the projects take these steps:
* [http://mapwindow.org MapWindow] - The MapWindow project was started in 1998 and became open source in January, 2005. It includes an ActiveX component (similar to ESRI's now discontinued MapObjects tool) an extensible desktop application, and a set of .NET libraries (MapWindow 6) which are intended to be an alternative to ESRI's ArcObjects. The MapWindow team has been a supporter of OSGeo since its inception, with workshops and exhibits at all-but-one FOSS4g conferences and participation on various OSGeo committees and efforts. We just held our first formal project conference in April 2010 at which the team agreed to apply for incubation status with OSGeo. The application is forth-coming.
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# Selection of an open source license if the project hasn't already done so.
 
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# Creation a home page for the project. The OSGeo wiki is recommended for this page.  
==Stable Projects==
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* [http://geowebcache.org GeoWebCache]
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* [http://pgrouting.org pgRouting]
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==Young or Experimental Projects==
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* [http://geoext.org GeoExt]
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* GeoFunctions [http://sourceforge.net/projects/geofunctions/ Geo Functions sourceforge page]
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* Geoinformatica [http://trac.osgeo.org/geoinformatica/ OSGeo trac site]
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* [[OpenGeocoder]]
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* [[OpenRouter]]
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* [http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.turner/src/andyt/java/grids/ Grids]
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* [[OSGeo Graphics]]
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* [http://pycsw.org/ pycsw], an OGC CSW server implementation in Python
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* [http://github.com/geopython/OWSLib OWSLib], OWSLib is a Python package for client programming with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web service (hence OWS) interface standards, and their related content models
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* [[SemanticGeo]], a project for Open Source Semantic Geospatial Software
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* [http://www.zoo-project.org ZOO-Project], an OGC WPS implementation in C
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== Responsibilities ==
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OSGeo Labs aims to have minimal red tape to reduce overhead.
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===Project Champion===
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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.
 
# Announce and discuss the project on the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss OSGeo Discuss] email list.
# Move the project toward incubation.
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# Set the project software development up on the OSGeo infrastructure if appropriate. (Sourceforge or other software development hosting sites can be used as an alternative.)
 
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===Incubation Committee===
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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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# Get your project a mailing-list and a bug tracker
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## [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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# Approach the [[Spotlights]] editors about doing a spotlight interview about your project.
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===Assigning Copyright to OSGeo===
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Many graduated OSGeo projects choose to assign their copyright to OSGeo<!-- really? which ones have done that? -->. 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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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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= Archive =
 
= Archive =

Revision as of 16:52, 28 November 2012

OSGeo Labs Projects

Purpose

OSGeo Labs is an umbrella for open source geospatial software projects that would like to become OSGeo projects in the future, but that aren't ready for incubation quite yet. It is appropriate to submit your new or experimental project as an OSGeo labs project.

The volunteers that work as part of OSGeo Labs have the goal of helping OSGeo Labs Projects qualify for incubation. To reach this goal, OSGeo Labs volunteers help OSGeo Labs Projects with the following tasks:

  • Project marketing.
  • Development of user and programmer communities.
  • Establishment of programs and policies for project documentation, copyright assignment, and licensing.
  • Establishment of programs and policies for software development. This includes version tracking, bug tracking, and feature request tracking, creation of a development road map, and organization of code sprints/events.
  • Establishment of project governance programs and policies.
  • Collaboration on technical standars, data formats, and code sharing with other open source geospatial software projects.
  • Utilization of software development infrastructure like mailing lists, bug trackers, version control software/hosting, and web hosting.

OSGeo Labs Project Selection Criteria

Projects should only submit themselves for inclusion 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 supports geospatial applications.
  4. The project hopes to become a graduated OSGeo project,.

Becoming a Labs Project

The goal is to keep the submission process for OSGeo Labs as simple and painless as possible. (The OSGeo Incubation Process is hard enough.) To submit your software project for inclusion in OSGeo Labs, simply send a description of the project to the [OSGeo Incubation Committee Mailing List], or [e-mail Landon Blake.]

OSGeo Labs Set-Up Process

Once a project has been accepted into OSGeo Labs, the OSGeo Labs volunteers will help the projects take these steps:

  1. Selection of an open source license if the project hasn't already done so.
  2. Creation a home page for the project. The OSGeo wiki is recommended for this page.
  3. Announce and discuss the project on the OSGeo Discuss email list.
  4. Set the project software development up on the OSGeo infrastructure if appropriate. (Sourceforge or other software development hosting sites can be used as an alternative.)

Archive

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