[Proj] Migrate to github?

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Wed Mar 18 03:01:23 EST 2015

Howard Butler <howard <at> hobu.co> writes:

> > On Mar 16, 2015, at 3:11 PM, Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand <at> nhh.no> wrote:
> > 
> > ...
> Let's try something different. I'm willing to step in as a release manager
for PROJ.4, and help out where I
> can and shepherd release activity. I'm also not very comfortable on the
maths, but I'm willing to react to
> testing, and I have enough confidence on other typical open source
software development activities. I
> want to solicit more contribution. Expertise can be acquired, historical
rational can be learned, and
> tests can be satisfied. People will invest the time if they know that it
can lead somewhere useful for them. 

Thanks for many useful clarifications. It is arguably important to have a
record of why a change is being considered - now we have it.

> > 
> > I believe that many scientists rely on proj to deliver research results of
> > importance, results that can be predictably reproduced from securely run and
> > archived repositories. 
> The organization that produces the release, MetaCRS, will still be
responsible for promoting and
> releasing it. That will not change regardless of the revision control or
ticket tracking system that is used.

OK, good.

> >
> I'm not going to write an RFC for this. I will put a test ingest up for
discussion, and when we feel ready, I will
> motion to the MetaCRS committee to get sign off on a github migration. 
> ...

And a process clarification - so we know more or less where we are and where
we are going. The final point is for as many as possible to offer active
support in taking PROJ.4 forward.

Best wishes,


> Howard
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