Infrastructure Working Group

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This is a proposal for a Working Group to assess OSGeo's software infrastructure needs and provisions.


  • Assess the OSGeo community's needs for code management and collaboration tools, particularly collecting requirements and feedback from the Incubation Committee and Website Committee
  • Plan for the software and data repository facilities to be hosted at telascience
  • Plan for the administration of telascience facilities
  • Offer recommendations on future development directions to the Board


Meetings and discussions

  • When there's enough to chat about, suggest a chat session time (perhaps one that works well with the existing Website Committee timings?
  • If necessary, start a mailing list


  • Project Infrastructure Migration is a very comprehensive overview of what tools the individual software projects are using now, both to manage their codebase and their communications.
  • WebCom OSGeo Site Focus is a collection of site visitor use cases; when people come to the public front, what do they expect and need to find from OSGeo?
  • Geodata Repository is an overview of what metadata / archiving / redistribution facilities people have discussed wanting to offer through OSGeo

Use Cases

Non-software/operations Committee use case

The Geodata committee is the first attempt at moving forward on a non-software project Committee that isn't concerned with OSGeo internal operations, so we are figuring out a lot as we go along.

  • Wiki works well for sketching out rough requirements and for planning stages
  • Wiki doesn't work well as a shared editing environment for pages which are destined to go onto the "Official" site - e.g. Geodata Homepage Draft
  • We need some way to get multiple authors working on pages for the "official" site, without having to check them back into a live repository on subversion, or branch the pages and then re-merge them...

Auto Build / Smoke Test

Some of the software projects need a place for doing automated builds and smoke tests.

FrankW suggests this should be a service hosted on telascience OSGeo system(s)

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