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?
The deegree website is located at -- Currently, there are no plans to transition to the OSGeo website infrastructure.
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. The project SVN is available at
Are binary and source downloads available from ?
No. Downloads are available at -> Download

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Yes. Available are Java binary packages (JARs), source packages as well as pre-packaged and easy-to-install demo applications (WARs).
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
Yes. The PSC decides about the major directions of the deegree project, the dates and content of major releases and who the project developers are.
Currently (2010-02-09), the members of the PSC are:
  • Herman Assink (IDgis)
  • Jens Fitzke (lat/lon)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Greve (Bonn University)
  • Dr. Andreas Poth (lat/lon)
The PSC can be contacted via psc -- @ --
There is a PSC tracker at
Besides the PSC, the Technical Management Committee (TMC) performs day-to-day technical decisions and acts on behalf of the PSC. The TMC has been established and publicly announced at the deegree day 2008. Currently (2009-10-26), the members of the technical management committee are:
  • Rutger Bezema (lat/lon)
  • Markus Schneider (lat/lon)
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
Yes. See
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
There are currently about 20 international active developers from multiple organizations. 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 available:
- English:
- German:
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
The OSGeo logo has been 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 report is available on 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 Committer Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?
A document has been set up be the PSC. It still needs final review and then has to be accepted by all committers.