GeoMoose Incubation Status

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Document Status

IncCom Document Number: X

Version: 1.3

Status: draft

See also similar documents: Incubation Application Ticket and similar on GM wiki


The project representative and mentor will use this template to inform the IncCom of the project status on a periodic basis. The state of the project, as reported using this template, will be the initial indication that a project is reaching graduation.

Terms and Definitions




Has the project been approved for incubation by the OSGeo board?
Yes, at 2011/12/08 Board Meeting
Has an Incubation Mentor been assigned to the project?
Jody is our mentor

Infrastructure Transition

Note, for each of the following it isn't necessary to move to foundation infrastructure, but if you aren't a reason should be provided.

Has the domain been populated with the projects web presence?
No. We will use that to redirect to our current home in the near term. However, we would like to revisit this option in the future.
Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?
Is the OSGeo mailing list manager ( being used for the project?
Is the OSGeo SVN being used for the project?
Are binary and source downloads available from ? AND

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
The OSGeo hosted mailman list is the primary mechanism. It is working well. For some rough numbers, from March-November there were 828 emails so about 20ish emails a week. Most get answered promptly ending in a successful resolution. There is mailing list for the PSC discussion.
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
Yes. Dan, Jim, Bob, Brian*, Eli, and Brent are the PSC and have control. *Brian is the chair. More information here:
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
6. Various organizations (Houston Engineering, SharedGeo, GeoAnalytic, Freelance, Local Government Agencies, etc)

Foundation Membership

Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?
Upon graduation from incubation GeoMoose will proudly display its affiliation with OSGeo reflected throughout the project (website, mailing list, logos, etc)
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
Upon graduation the GeoMoose website will link to the OSGeo website from several places, display the OSGeo logo, and state that GeoMoose is a project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). We will also submit a SAC ticket for OSGeo website updates (listing in projects). Down the road the PSC will probably discuss options to allow GeoMoose sponsorship through OSGeo project sponsorship

Code Copyright Review

Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?
Review completed on email, links provided here GeoMoose Provenance Review
Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?
Awaiting review process.
Are Commiter Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?
yes/no -