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Some minor changes and questions about scope and committers #4

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@waynebeaton

Made some minor formatting changes.

I've left some comments (prefixed with WTB) over some concerns with the scope and initial committers.

@waynebeaton waynebeaton Update admin/proposal/proposal.html
Made some minor formatting changes.

I've left some comments (prefixed with WTB) over some concerns with the scope and initial committers.
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@jodygarnett
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Thanks for the review - you will find some of the email threads cover the sections you are looking at. I think we may want to put together another template for LocationTech that can act as a more appropriate starting point.

@waynebeaton

Agreed. It's time to review the presentation template and either generalize it, or create a specific one for LocationTech. We're actually working on a Drupal-based solution that should make the proposal process much simpler. This will be part of the LocationTech project management infrastructure when we deploy it.

@jodygarnett
Owner

well pretty soon we will have this proposal as a working example - which will help

@jodygarnett jodygarnett merged commit b1651ca into uDig:master
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  1. @waynebeaton

    Update admin/proposal/proposal.html

    waynebeaton authored
    Made some minor formatting changes.
    
    I've left some comments (prefixed with WTB) over some concerns with the scope and initial committers.
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@@ -74,7 +74,10 @@
cannot have an open-ended scope.
-->
-The scope of uDig is to:
+<p>The scope of uDig is to:</p>
+
+<!-- WTB: "Mapping" seems too generic and meaningless. Perhaps this is because I don't live in the space.
+What sorts of things does uDig enable users/adopters to do? -->
<ul>
<li>Provide an Eclipse-based rich client mapping solution for desktop users</li>
@@ -100,14 +103,12 @@
<li><b>G</b>IS: framework for spatial data exploration and analysis</li>
</ul>
-<h2>Why Eclipse?</h2>
+<h2>Why LocationTech?</h2>
<!--
- Answer these two questions: What value does this project bring to the Eclipse
- community? What value do you expect to obtain from hosting your project at Eclipse?
-
- What value do you get by having your project at Eclipse over and above the value
- of hosting at Eclipse Labs?
+ What value does this project bring to the LocationTech
+ community? What value do you expect to obtain from hosting your project at LocationTech?
+
-->
<p>The uDig project brings LocationTech an established Eclipse RCP GIS solution with a strong focus on ease-of-use and
integration.</p>
@@ -115,25 +116,6 @@
<p>The uDig project is well known in the spatial software community and is taking this opportunity to join LocationTech as an outreach
to Eclipse RCP developers.</p>
-<p>This project is ideally placed as part of the LocationTech working group and is not suitable for hosting at Eclipse Labs.</p>
-
-<h2>Initial Contribution</h2>
-
-<!--
- Projects are expected to arrive at Eclipse with existing code.
-
- Describe the existing code that will be contributed to the project. Please provide
- a couple of paragraphs describing the code with modest detail, including important
- information like code ownership (who holds the copyright?), and some consideration
- of community that exists around the code. Include a listing of third-party libraries
- and associated licenses.
- -->
-
-Initial contribution made by the uDig Project Steering Committee. Code ownership is held
-by Refractions Research under the direction of the uDig Project Steering Committee. Additional
-"jgrass" plugins made available by HydroloGIS. This is an established development community with world wide representation, drawn from
-a number of organisations.
-
<h2>Legal Issues</h2>
<!--
@@ -144,11 +126,11 @@
absolutely require?
-->
-The project includes "GeoTools" components of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation made available under
-an LGPL license. Other noted dependencies are the Java extensions JAI, ImageIO and ImageIO-Ext.
+<p>The project includes "GeoTools" components of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation made available under
+an LGPL license. Other noted dependencies are the Java extensions JAI, ImageIO and ImageIO-Ext.</p>
-The use of LGPL components has been negotiated with the LocationTech industry working group and
-does not represent an issue.
+<p>The use of LGPL components has been negotiated with the LocationTech industry working group and
+does not represent an issue.</p>
<h2>Committers</h2>
@@ -160,6 +142,9 @@
<p>The following individuals are proposed as initial committers to the project:</p>
+<!-- WTB: Do you expect steering committee members and other contributors to be committers?
+It's not clear from this text. -->
+
<ul>
<li>Steering Committee
<dl>
@@ -192,6 +177,10 @@
Describe any initial contributions of code that will be brought to the
project. If there is no existing code, just remove this section.
-->
+<p>The initial contribution will be made by the uDig Project Steering Committee. Code ownership is held
+by Refractions Research under the direction of the uDig Project Steering Committee. Additional
+"jgrass" plugins made available by HydroloGIS. This is an established development community with world wide representation, drawn from
+a number of organisations.</p>
<p>
<b>GIS Platform</b>: provides a local catalog of spatial services, with minimal Dublin Core details
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