Incubator Application Questionnaire

Version 1.0, Approved, July 2, 2006


The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather information about projects wishing to be hosted at OSGeo shall answer. This information is used by the Incubator Committee to determine whether or not a project should be recommended to the Board of Directors for incubation.

Prospective projects are encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible.


  1. Please provide the name and email address of the principal Project Owner.
  2. Please provide the names and emails of co-project owners (if any).
  3. Please provide the names, emails and entity affiliation of all official committers
  4. Please describe your Project.
  5. Why is hosting at OSGeo good for your project?
  6. Type of application does this project represent(client, server, standalone, library, etc.):
  7. Please describe any relationships to other open source projects.
  8. Please describe any relationships with commercial companies or products.
  9. Which open source license(s) will the source code be released under?
  10. Is there already a beta or official release?
  11. What is the origin of your project (commercial, experimental, thesis or other higher education, government, or some other source)?
  12. Does the project support open standards? Which ones and to what extent? (OGC, w3c, ect.) Has the software been certified to any standard (CITE for example)? If not, is it the intention of the project owners to seek certification at some point?
  13. Is the code free of patents, trademarks, and do you control the copyright?
  14. How many people actively contribute (code, documentation, other?) to the project at this time?
  15. How many people have commit access to the source code respository?
  16. Approximately how many users are currently using this project?
  17. What type of users does your project attract (government, commercial, hobby, academic research, etc. )?
  18. If you do not intend to host any portion of this project using the OSGeo infrastructure, why should you be considered a member project of the OSGeo Foundation?
  19. Does the project include an automated build and test?
  20. What language(s) are used in this project? (C/Java/perl/etc)
  21. What is the dominant written language (i.e. English, French, Spanish, German, etc) of the core developers?
  22. What is the (estimated) size of a full release of this project? How many users do you expect to download the project when it is released?

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