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OSGeo Incubation Checklist

This page lists the OSGeo graduation checklist status for rasdaman, based on the OSGeo graduation checklist v1.0 which was authoritative when incubation started. Comments and discussion are welcome on the rasdaman mailing lists.

Overall process coordination: Peter Baumann.

Activities management

Open activities have been listed at the beginning of the checklist sections they belong to. At this stage, no open activities are remaining.

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Copyright and License

Ensure that the project owns or otherwise has obtained the ability to release the project code by completing the following steps:

  1. All project source code is available under an Open Source license.
  2. Project documentation is available under an open license, as documented here:
  3. The project code, documentation and data has been adequately vetted to assure it is all properly licensed, and a copyright notice included. Here is the code Provenance Review:
  4. The project maintains a list of all copyright holders identified in the Provenance Review Document; all contributors are automatically listed here: .
  5. All code contributors have agreed to abide by the project's license policy, and this agreement has been documented and archived


  1. The project has code under configuration management, see the rasdaman git repository.
  2. The project uses an issue tracker and keeps the status of the issue tracker up to date:
  3. The project has documented its management processes:
    1. The project has a suitable open governance policy ensuring decisions are made, documented and adhered to in a public manner:; developers are actively solicited to have technical discussion directly through the dev list.
    2. The project uses public communication channels for decision making to maintain transparency:,


  1. The project has user documentation, including sufficient detail to guide a new user through performing the core functionality provided by the application:,
  2. The project has developer documentation:
    1. Including checkout and build instructions:,
    2. Including commented code, ideally published for developer use: there is ample inline documentation, including javadoc and doxygen instrumentation:
    3. Providing sufficient detail for an experienced programmer to contribute patches or a new module in accordance with the project's programming conventions: see as an entry point for tons of descriptions, hints, and how-tos.

Release Procedure

In order to maintain a consistent level of quality, the project should follow defined release and testing processes.

  1. The project follows a defined release process:
    1. Which includes execution of the testing process before releasing a stable release:
  1. The project follows a documented testing process.
  2. Release and testing processes provide sufficient detail for an experienced programmer to follow.
    • Release process makes use of the project trac roadmap feature, paired with the ticket manager. The latter has been extended to support "feature" tickets to ease tracking high-level features and assign them to release milestones. Testing system has been documented on wiki:

OSGeo Committees and Community

The OSGeo Foundation is made up of a number of committees, projects and local chapters. This section gathers up information these groups have requested from OSGeo projects. These expectations are not mandatory requirements before graduation, but a project should be prepared to address them in order to be considered a good OSGeo citizen.


The OSGeo Board holds ultimate responsibility for all OSGeo activities. The Board requests:

  1. A project provide a Project Officer as a contact point: (Note: the OSGeo template states "contract point", we interpreted this as "contact"): see top of this page,,
    1. The Project Officer should be listed at Officers and Board of Directors and Contacts
    2. This person is established when the incubation committee recommends the project for graduation
    3. Your community can change the project officer as needed.


Access to OSGeo's Marketing_Committee and associated Marketing_Pipeline is one of the key benefits of joining the OSGeo foundation. The Marketing Committee requests:

  1. Marketing artefacts have been created about the project in line with the incubation criteria listed in the OSGeo Marketing Committee's Marketing Artefacts: rasdaman is included in OSGeo-Live
  2. Ideally, stable version(s) of executable applications are bundled with appropriate distributions: Available with OSGeo-Live, see also .


Projects do not exist in isolation; and are expected to communicate and collaborate on key issues.


  • contact with PostgreSQL community established, tickets submitted.


  1. Project Steering Committee: has been stablished, see
  1. Projects are expected to function in an open and public manner and include:
    1. Open source license(s): GPL for server, LGPL for client components:
    2. Open communication channels:
      1. rasdaman-dev list:!forum/rasdaman-dev
      2. rasdaman-user list:!forum/rasdaman-usersras
      3. issue tracker (trac):
    3. Open decision making process: Feature table is maintained on wiki, new features can be openly discussed on the mailing lists
  2. Active and healthy community:
    1. The project should have a community of developers and users who actively collaborate and support each other in a healthy way: see list archives
      1. Committers listed on governance page: there are too many, and new ones coming in frequently, so we have automated this:
    2. Long term viability of the project is demonstrated by showing participation and direction from multiple developers, who come from multiple organisations:


The System Administration Committee is available to help infrastructure and facilities. Information for this committee is collected as part of the Project Status Template.

  1. The following should be set up:
    1. A domain name (note: optional, not required by OSGeo)
  2. A project may optionally request SAC help to make use of:
    1. OSGeo issue tracker : rasdaman tracker used instead:
    2. OSGeo mailing list : rasdaman lists used instead:
    3. OSGeo svn : rasdaman git used instead:
    4. : rasdaman download facilities used instead: