I'm hoping to hear some discussion that results in the creation of
guidelines for new, pre-incubation projects wishing to assign copyright
Ideally, these guidelines would be as simple as:
1) Follow instructions for becoming a "labs" project
2) Follow instructions on assigning copyright
Both of the above pages would require some modification.
I'd suggest a section on the labs page about "becoming a labs project"
(perhaps as simple as editing that wiki page).
On the copyright page, it would be nice if the preferred template
replaced the old one and if there were some instruction on what to do
with a signed agreement (e.g. mail to X).
Does this seem reasonable?
This has been brought up previously (, ). Previous suggestions
have been "don't ask, just assign" and "ask existing project to accept
governance." Since the former feels sleazy and the latter assumes some
existing project is motivated to assist the new project, I'm hoping
there can be something in between.
Also, since I don't pretend to understand all the implications of
assigning copyright, I would accept "OSGeo doesn't encourage this" as an
Thanks for any ideas (and I'm happy to help with drafting any guidelines).
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