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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: [Incubator Wiki] Update of "HotdoGProposal" by H. Joe Lee
Date Wed, 01 May 2013 14:40:33 GMT
Benson,

HDF Group is a growing research industry originally seeded by NASA
investments
and now privately funded. HDF is the de facto scientific data file format
for
NASA, NOAA and other remote sensing missions.

There are huge communities of people that use this software. The HDF group
would like to use this opportunity to "experiment" with the Apache
Incubator
model after lots of prodding by people like me to get more scientific
projects
into Apache and to steward them here.

While this project may be specific it has the opportunity to grow into a
host
of other downstream, very useful tools and capabilities, and furthermore,
HDF Group
has a ton of other software that could be potentially stewarded at the
ASF, provided
this experiment is useful.

Hope that clarifies.

Cheers,
Chris

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com>
Reply-To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 4:29 PM
To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: Re: [Incubator Wiki] Update of "HotdoGProposal" by H. Joe Lee

>I have some qualms about this as a stand-alone project. It's a conversion
>tool between two defined formats. You will build it, it will get done, and
>then what? What will keep a community engaged? If would make more sense to
>imaging some project that was in the business of building and maintaining
>a
>suite of related tools, where new things could be expected to come up.
>
>
>
>On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM, Apache Wiki <wikidiffs@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Dear Wiki user,
>>
>> You have subscribed to a wiki page or wiki category on "Incubator Wiki"
>> for change notification.
>>
>> The "HotdoGProposal" page has been changed by H. Joe Lee:
>> 
>>http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/HotdoGProposal?action=diff&rev1=9&rev2=1
>>0
>>
>>   = Background =
>>   = Rationale =
>>
>> -   The HEG tool is limited to some NASA HDF-EOS2 products and it is not
>> an open-source tool. The latest GDAL (version 1.9.2 and above) is an
>> open-source tool but it cannot handle many non-HDF-EOS NASA HDF products
>> such as TRMM (pure HDF4) and Aquarius (pure HDF5) correctly with correct
>> coordinate system.
>> + The HEG tool is limited to some NASA HDF-EOS2 products and it is not
>>an
>> open-source tool. The latest GDAL (version 1.9.2 and above) is an
>> open-source tool but it cannot handle many non-HDF-EOS NASA HDF products
>> such as TRMM (pure HDF4) and Aquarius (pure HDF5) correctly with correct
>> coordinate system.
>>
>>   = Initial Goals =
>> +
>> + We'll improve GDAL to support NASA HDF products better by handling
>> geo-location information correctly and automatically.
>> +
>>   = Current Status =
>> +
>> + We're looking for developers and sponsors.
>> +
>>   == Meritocracy ==
>>   == Community ==
>> +
>> + GIS and Earth Science
>> +
>>   == Core developers ==
>>    * H. Joe Lee <hyoklee AT hdfgroup DOT org>
>>
>> @@ -42, +51 @@
>>
>>     * http://wiki.apache.org/HotdoG
>>
>>   = Initial Committers =
>> +
>>   = Affiliations =
>>    * H. Joe Lee (The HDF Group)
>>
>> @@ -51, +61 @@
>>
>>    * Mike Folk - The HDF Group
>>
>>   = Sponsors =
>> +
>>   == Champion ==
>>    * Paul Ramirez <paul DOT m DOT ramirez AT jpl DOT nasa DOT gov>
>>
>>
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