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Open Source is hard, we are here to help!

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Open source is responsible for so much good in the world, but it can be difficult to figure out how to start.

* Choosing an open source license, and what it says about your dreams and ambitions

* Trusting your code? Vaccination is important for herd resistance

* Building together with friends

* Success with open source, save the world, get paid

This is a joint presentation from the OSGeo and LocationTech who are here to offer you help, and hope, on your open source journey! Thea is a developer advocate with LocationTech will introduce the services of the Eclipse Foundation and the facilities available to help your project. Jody Garnett from the Open Source Software Foundation incubation committee will introduce how OSGeo supports open source.

If your organizations is migrating to using open source this talk provides insight into how projects are established, governed and developed. We will also look at the responsibilities taken on by software developers, along with the legal support and risk mitigation provided by a software foundation.

Development teams considering taking their projects to the next level, or seeking reassurance, should attend this talk to review what goes into making open source safe, responsible and successful.

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Open Source is hard, we are here to help!

  1. 1. www.osgeo.org Open source is hard, we are here to help! Jody Garnett (Boundless)
  2. 2. Welcome Jody Garnett Training Specialist jgarnett@boundlessgeo.com @jodygarnett Boundless Deliver innovative solutions, empowering customers to understand their world Open Source Projects • GeoServer, GeoTools, JTS, uDig Open Source Geospatial Foundation • Board Member, Incubation Chair • GeoTools Project Officer • Marketing Committee Eclipse Foundation • Technology Project Chair 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 2
  3. 3. Open Source Geospatial Foundation Empower everyone with open source geospatial 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 3
  4. 4. Empower everyone with open source geospatial • OSGeo is a not-for-profit software foundation • Provides projects financial, organizational and legal support • Outreach and advocacy • Promoting global adoption of open source geospatial technology • Partnerships on open approach to standards, data and education. • OSGeo is a volunteer driven • Passionate membership of individuals from around the world. 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 4
  5. 5. Open Geospatial • Open Source and more! • Open Source: a collaborative approach to software development. • Open Data: freely available information to use as you wish • Open Standards: avoid lock-in with interoperable software • Open Education: Removing the barriers to learning and teaching 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 5
  6. 6. Software Foundation • We are responsible for • Supporting our great collection of projects • Fostering new talent and innovation. • OSGeo supports projects • Technically with community of their peers • Socially with community building and outreach • Professionally ensuring each project is governed in a fair and sustainable manner 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 6
  7. 7. Work with any Open Source License 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 7 Use an open source initiative approved license! • https://opensource.org
  8. 8. Outreach and advocacy • Marketing Committee • Communication • Handouts • Branding • Local chapters • Regional promotion • one-on-one advocacy • GeoForAll • Research and Academic • Incubation Committee • Projects List • Choose-a-project 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 8
  9. 9. Add to Website We ask projects to: • Geospatial • Open Source • Participatory 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 9
  10. 10. Project List • Directory of open source goodness! • Keep in mind • Foundation wants to promote open source geospatial! • Not only OSGeo projects 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 10
  11. 11. Choose-a-project Don’t know where to start? Guided “wizard”: • Enthusiast • Mapping • Processing • GIS Professional • Cartography • Analysis • IT Professionals • Development 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 11
  12. 12. How to: Add to Website Please ask! 1. Email to incubation list • Introductions, discussion 2. Review • GeoSpatial • LICENSE.md • CONTRIBUTING.md 3. Done And then make a project page 1. Create an OSGeo UserID • osgeo.org/osgeo_userid • Sign into website • Ask Vicky or Jody for “project author” role 2. Create a project page • Remember outreach focus! 3. Email incubation list • Review and publish! 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 12
  13. 13. OSGeo Community • Support geospatial open source project • Marketing and outreach • Community and Events • Code sprints • Infrastructure • Budget via OSGeo board • Support innovation in our geospatial community • Collaborate on ideas and opportunities 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 13
  14. 14. OSGeo Community We ask that community projects be: • Geospatial • Open Source • Participatory Recognized as part of OSGeo • Public recognition with use of “OSGeo Community” logo • Access to OSGeo infrastructure and marketing committee • Take part of OSGeo annual budget (making request via board) 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 14
  15. 15. How to: Community Project Community Project 1. Email to incubation list • Introductions, discussion 2. Review • GeoSpatial • LICENSE.md • CONTRIBUTING.md 3. Done • cross link websites OSGeo Project 1. Incubation application • create a ticket 2. Find a mentor • Start with incubation list 3. “Incubation Process” • mentor to answer questions • can be quick, often slow 4. Complete Checklist 5. Graduation • incubation  osgeo board 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 15
  16. 16. OSGeo Project • A full OSGeo committee • Project “officer” for the team! • Start initiatives, coordinate fundraising • Set OSGeo Annual Budget • Help set the annual budget • Budget provides gives team independence to operating • Responsible for • Report to OSGeo Board • Annual General Meeting Report 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 16
  17. 17. OSGeo Projects OSGeo projects demonstrate: • Technical improvements, user documentation, documenting their release process. • Social growth showing collaboration with users, an open community with clear transparent communication • Fair governance clearly documenting how contributors can take part with leadership drawn from a number of organizations for sustainability 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 17
  18. 18. How to: OSGeo Project Application for Incubation 1. Add to website 2. Community Project 3. Incubation application • create a ticket • email incubation list 4. Find a mentor • Start with incubation list • This can take time (sigh) Incubation with Mentor 1. Go over checklist • Clarifications with mentor 2. Work on needed items • Example providence review • Mentor provided for private/sensitive/security discussions with team 3. Graduation • Mentor makes motion • Incubation committee review • Committee voting • Chair recommends to board 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 18
  19. 19. Graduation Checklist • What OSGeo is looking for • You can probably check off most of this already! • Be careful • Teams get “inspired” (and do too much!) • Be creative • It says “user list” but if you use stack exchange it meets the same goal! 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 19
  20. 20. Providence Review • Beyond checking headers • License compatibility • Check history 1 November 2018 Open Source Geospatial Foundation 20
  21. 21. Open source is hard, we are here to help! Top-Level Technology Project 21
  22. 22. LocationTech “LocationTech is a working group developing advanced location aware technologies.” Eclipse is a community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software. Not-for-profit, member supported corporation.
  23. 23. Foundation provides vendor-neutral collaboration
  24. 24. Members
  25. 25. Work with Permissive Licenses Approved licenses for this group include EPL, MIT, BSD, and Apache (v2).
  26. 26. ●Out-of-the-box Governance ●Manage committers ●Manage CLAs ●Incubation Includes ●Help sorting out Licenses ●Deep review of your code ●And all the code you use! ●Release review ●Sanity check for key releases! Software Foundation Supports
  27. 27. Thank you! From your friends at OSGeo and LocationTech "Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017-2018)/ESA - created by mundialis (www.mundialis.de). License: CC BY-SA"

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