Rasdaman Incubation Status

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Document Status

IncCom Document Number: X

Version: 0.1

Status: draft


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?
Has an Incubation Mentor been assigned to the project?
Bruce Bannerman, BoM

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 projectname.osgeo.org domain been populated with the projects web presence?
no, but we can set up a stub page pointing to the project site on short terms
If not why, and has the project page got a prominent link to the real home?
there is an established web presence actively maintained by project members

Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?
If not, why?
the rasdaman website is a fully-fledged trac installation, including own extensions for patch submisison and handling.
Is the OSGeo mailing list manager (http://lists.osgeo.org/) being used for the project?
If not, why?
rasdaman-dev and rasdaman-users lists are established already
Is the OSGeo SVN being used for the project?
If not, why?
the rasdaman website is a fully-fledged trac installation, including a git repo.
Are binary and source downloads available from http://download.osgeo.org ?
no, but filed a ticket to add rasdaman as an external link on the OSGeo download page.
If not, why?
they are available from www.rasdaman.org (source, RPMs, soon VMs).

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?
indicate the available user support mechanisms, and whether they seem to be functioning well (are getting used and get answers).
ticket system, mailing lists (rasdaman-dev, rasdaman-users)
Are source and binary downloads for the package available?
Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?
not yet; under work
Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.
not yet, see above
How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?
contributions come from Jacobs University / DE, rasdaman GmbH / DE, EOX GmbH / AT, Landcare New Zealand / NZ, Polytechnic State University / RU, and further more.

Foundation Membership

Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?
can be done on short terms, as soon as we get advice
Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?
logo can be placed on short terms, as soon as we get advice on what phrasing OSGeo expects. Look and Feel is dictated by wiki. (note: currently an OSGeo web style has not bee established)

Code Copyright Review

Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?
yes: rasdaman code provenance review
Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?
no issues expected, due to a rigorous continuous copyright audit.
Are Commiter Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?
not yet, but patches can only be submitted once the rasdaman contribution agreement has been accepted.