Opened 11 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1252 closed task (fixed)

istSOS: Incubator Application

Reported by: maxi Owned by: arnulf
Priority: normal Milestone: OSGeoLive8.0
Component: Incubator Keywords:


Dear Incubation Committee members,

Please find below the questionnaire for starting the incubation process for istSOS.

In case of clarifications/details needed, please contact me.

Best regards, Massimiliano


1. Please provide the name and email address of the principal Project Owner. Massimiliano Cannata, massimiliano.cannata*

2. Please provide the names and emails of co-project owners (if any). Milan Antonovic, milan.antonovic*

3. Please provide the names, emails and entity affiliation of all official committers

4. Please describe your Project. istSOS is an OGC SOS server implementation written in Python. istSOS allows for managing and dispatch observations from monitoring sensors according to the Sensor Observation Service standard. The project provides also a Graphical user Interface that allows for easing the daily operations and a RESTFull Web api for automatizing administration procedures. istSOS is released under the GPL License, and runs on all major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).

5. Why is hosting at OSGeo good for your project? Because it will provide good visibility and integration with other OSGeo projects.

6. Type of application does this project represent(client, server, standalone, library, etc.): Server and client

7. Please describe any relationships to other open source projects. istSOS make use of several other open source projects:
-PostgreSQL / PostGIS
-Apache / mod_wsgi (mod_python for versions <= 1.0)
-GDAL (for versions < 2.0)

And it takes advantage of other python modules/projects:
-python-gdal (for versions < 2.0)

8. Please describe any relationships with commercial companies or products. None

9. Which open source license(s) will the source code be released under? GPL, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

10. Is there already a beta or official release? Version 2.0 is the latest stable release

11. What is the origin of your project (commercial, experimental, thesis or other higher education, government, or some other source)? Government / Experimental. It was experimentally implemented to satisfy a governmental mandate.

12. Does the project support open standards? Which ones and to what extent? (OGC, w3c, ect.) Has the software been certified to any standard (CITE for example)? If not, is it the intention of the project owners to seek certification at some point? IstSOS support HTTP and content such as XML and JSON. It also implements numerous OGC and ISO TC211 standards (see Yes, as soon version 2.0 of the SOS standard will be supported.

13. Is the code free of patents, trademarks, and do you control the copyright? Yes.

14. How many people actively contribute (code, documentation, other?) to the project at this time? 7

15. How many people have commit access to the source code respository? 7

16. Approximately how many users are currently using this project? According to Google code, up to now we registered 674 download since istSOS move to google code.repository (Jan 2011)

17. What type of users does your project attract (government, commercial, hobby, academic research, etc. )? currently are known government and academic users, but all users type mentioned are potentially attracted.

18. If you do not intend to host any portion of this project using the OSGeo infrastructure, why should you be considered a member project of the OSGeo Foundation? We plan to take advantage of Downloads, Website, Demonstrations and Mailing List hosting at OSGeo.

19. Does the project include an automated build and test? There is no automated build and test process.

20. What language(s) are used in this project? (C/Java/perl/etc) Python, JavaScript, HTML

21. What is the dominant written language (i.e. English, French, Spanish, German, etc) of the core developers? Italian

22. What is the (estimated) size of a full release of this project? How many users do you expect to download the project when it is released? Estimated size 4 MB (compressed package). Expected downloads are 50 per month.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by maxi, 10 years ago

Project history: The development of istSOS started in 2009 in order to provide a simple implementation of the SOS standard for the management, provision and integration of hydro-meteorological data collected in Canton Ticino (Switzerland). The project is managed and developed by Istituto Scienze della Terra ( with some minor contribution from CSIR ( and UNIGE ( Its development and maintainance is supported by Canton Ticino ( - Ufficio dei corsi d’acqua - and several European projects (,, etc.).

comment:2 by jive, 10 years ago

Status: newassigned

Thanks for the application (it is clear and provides the necessary detail).

The next step is finding a mentor to be a contact point during incubation. The incubation committee is running short on volunteers, so if you have any open source contacts that you could recommend for this role we would be appreciative.

comment:3 by arnulf, 10 years ago

Milestone: OSGeoLive8.0
Owner: changed from jive to arnulf
Status: assignednew

Massimiliano, I'll be happy to mentor you towards OSGeo Incubation. What is the first thing that you need me to do?

Have you finalized the code provenance review and explained the open issues? I guess we also still need a page in the OSGeo Wiki.

I have mentored several projects but have to update on the current processes, several documents have changed over the past yeear.

Cheers, Arnulf

comment:4 by jive, 9 years ago

Application has been reviewed and accepted by incubation committee. Forwarding to the board for final approval.

comment:5 by jive, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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