Mapbender Incubation Progress

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Mapbender has officially graduated as OSGeo Project. This page lists the steps taken during OSGeo Incubation and is kept for documentation purposes. Find all current information on the Mapbender Website and Wiki.


Has the project been approved for incubation by the OSGeo board?
Has an OSGeo committee member been assigned as Mentor?
Yes, Paul Spencer

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 domain been populated with the projects we presence?
Yes. It has links to the project homepage, download, demo and gallery. Most content is managed in the Wiki at the project web site at
Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?
No, bug trackking is a loose business due to the nature of the project. Issues that cannot be resolved at once (within 72 h) are added to the Wiki.
Is the OSGeo mailing list manager being used for the project?
Yes. Currently three lists are in use for users, developer and an automated committs list that is fed by the SVN
Is the OSGeo SVN or CVS system being used for the project?
Yes, the OSGeo Mapbender SVN is up and running. As the CVS history could not be uploaded to the SVN it has to be accessed at the old repository where it can be browsed with an online CVS viewer.
Are binary and source downloads available from the OSGeo download area?
Yes. (due to the nature of the project there is one single ZIP file that contains everything, no build process or binaries required)

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
Yes, there are two active mailing lists and most recently an IRC channel has been added
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Yes. (due to the nature of the project there is one single ZIP file that contains everything, no build process or binaries required)
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
Yes. The members are liste on the Mapbender PSC page of the Wiki.
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
Yes, see Development Process and Voting Process.
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
7 developers from 5 different organizations (CCGIS, SAG-EL, terrestris. KARTA.GO, Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz, NRW) plus the on and off contributor

Foundation Membership

Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?
Yes. We are still missing an OSGeo logo and correct wording. Please indicate whether "Mapbender is an OSGeo Foundation project" is fine?
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
The logo has been inlcuded and some green added here and there. This does not deserve being titled styling and branding but there is not much branding material available at OSGeo.

Code Copyright Review

Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?
Yes Mapbender Provenance Review
Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?
They are currently being adressed: Mapbender Provenance Review#Other licensing model