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OSGeo Incubation Status


Has the project been approved for incubation by the OSGeo board?


Has an Incubation Mentor been assigned to the project?

Frank Warmerdam.

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?

The was not populated but can be populated by using the current Trac system and some ZOO-Services made for web site access.

Is the OSGeo bug tracker being used for the project?

We do not use the OSGeo bug tracker cause we already got one in place based on the same technology and available at : .

Is the OSGeo mailing list manager ( being used for the project?

Yes we migrated from Osaka City University (OCU) mailman to OSGeo one.

Is the OSGeo SVN being used for the project?

We do not use the OSGeo SVN because we already got one in place using the same technology and gracefully hosted at OCU.

Are binary and source downloads available from ?

Binary and source downloads are not available on cause we do not get access to the FTP server to upload the sources. Note that we try to avoid providing binary versions of our software by now.

Community Functioning

Is there a functioning user support mechanisms (ie. mailing list)?

There is firstly the Trac system where users can fill tickets, it is used when required by users and developper community. There is also the mailing list. Unfortunatelly from our experience it seems that more users prefer to use mailing lit rather than Trac but some prefer tickets.

Are source and binary downloads for the package available?

Yes the source code is available for the package. By now, one package is provided but it is possible that, in future, the source code may be splited in smalled packages (ZOO-Kernel, ZOO-Services and ZOO-API). There is no plan for binary distribution except for the WIN32 platform.

Has a Project Steering Committee been formed, and given control of the project?

Yes a Project Steering Committee has been formed and have effective control on the project.

Does the Project Steering Committee have documentation on project procedures for PSC decisions, contributor guidelines, etc.

No, there is a contributor guidelines here and for PSC decisions there is the Project Steering Committee Guidelines here.

How many active developers are there? Are they from multiple organizations?

Indicate number and some organizations involved.

Foundation Membership

Have project documents been updated to reflect membership in the foundation, and the relationship of the project to the foundation?

No, I don't think so.

Has an effort been made to brand the project web site with OSGeo foundation web styling and branding marks?

There was always a link with OSGeo (including branding such as logos) as the ZOO-Project's initial goal was to become a "standardized bus" on top of OSGeo softwares so reference to OSGeo was there from the begining. note that the OSGeo Project in Incubation was added when we was accepted by the board to enter in incubation process. Nevertheless, there was no adaptation by applying a non-existing style.

Code Copyright Review

Has a Code Provenance Review document been prepared for the project?

Yes, the Code Provenance Review is here.

Have issues raised in the provenance review been adequately addressed?

Some issue about the mixture between BSD and MIT-X11 was found long time ago in ZOO-API.

Are Commiter Responsibilities Guidelines covering legal issues in place?

Yes, we used the GDAL Project RFC 3 as a base document to create our own, available here. PSC should adopt the document. Committers agreement are coming.


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