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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "August2012" by ChrisMattmann
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:26:45 GMT
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The "August2012" page has been changed by ChrisMattmann:

- add SIS report.

+ Apache SIS is a toolkit that spatial information system builders or users
+ can use to build applications containing location context. This project will
+ look to store reference implementations of spatial algorithms, utilities,
+ services, etc. as well as serve as a sandbox to explore new ideas. Further,
+ the goal is to have Apache SIS grow into a thriving Apache top-level
+ community, where a host of SIS/GIS related software (OGC datastores, REST-ful
+ interfaces, data standards, etc.) can grow from and thrive under the
+ Apache umbrella.
- (project add text here)
+ SIS was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on February 21, 2010.
- Signed-off-by:
+ Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?
+   We are currently discussing a large software grant and code drop from
+   the GeoTk (fork of GeoTools) project. This could easily make SIS a 
+   "go to" spatial library lots of Java and other communities in the spatial 
+   domain and get us a long way. 
+   However, we are being VERY careful to make sure that we are operating
+   in the Apache way here, and discussing the pros and cons of incremental
+   development on list, and with the mentors and ASF members watching 
+   the project. Martin Desruisseaux is leading the discussions from the 
+   GeoTk side and he is also in contact with the OSGeo board to determine
+   if they will grant copyright to the ASF and to the original developers
+   of GeoTK. We are discussing all of the issues on list, and the OSGeo
+   side of the conversation will come up at their board meeting on August 9, 2012
+ Community progress since the last report
+   Ross Laidlaw, Peter Karich, and Charith Madusanka were 
+   added as SIS PPMC members and committers.
+ Project progress since last report
+   Apache SIS 0.2-incubating was released on July 23, 2012:
+   Kevan Miller stepped up and helped us out with some LICENSE
+   and NOTICE file issues.
+   Looking at just mailing list activity:
+   sis-dev:
+   had 3, 13 and 78 messages from May 2012, June 2012 and July 2012, 
+   respectively.
+   Ross Laidlaw, our GSoC student has put up a guide on the wiki for how
+   to integrate Apache SIS with Apache OODT: you can find the tutorial here,
+   as well as links to our other Incubator reports (linked and re-organized
+   by Chris Mattmann):
+   Chris filed an issue for GeoSPARQL integration, SIS-42, but there 
+   hasn't been much progress to date on it.
+   SIS is actively being used and piloted by students of Dr. Ellis Horowitz and
+   Chris Mattmann in USC's CSCI 572: Search Engines and Information Retrieval
+   class:
+   The team is very excited to be actively working and collaborating with
+   the GeoTK project's Martin Desruisseaux. We are discussing ways to do
+   a full import of the GeoTK code and to bring their community to the ASF
+   as part of SIS. So far so good. In addition, we are educating the GeoTK
+   community as to the benefits of the ASF. 
+   An ASF Legal question arose out of this conversation, LEGAL-143, and it's
+   being tracked here:
+ Signed off by mentor: mattmann

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