Project Management Committee¶
Members of the community who have an interest in the greater direction of the project may have their status promoted to that of a Project Management Committee Member. This committee is the official managing body of the Project and is responsible for setting overall project direction.
The PMC makes all decisions that cannot be resolved by module maintainers. The PMC strives to make as few technical decisions as possible, preferring to leave technical decisions to module maintainers and a general consensus process.
The GeoTools PMC is the formal “Project Steering Committee” for GeoTools:
The Project Management Committee runs the GeoTools project on behalf of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
The PMC is responsible for providing a “GeoTools Officer” to the OSGeo Foundation to act as a point of contact.
Jody Garnett ( jgarnett )
Other Foundation committees may make request of the project in order to facilitate different initiatives such as promotion, fundraising, education and so forth. The only reliable request has been for a contribution to an annual report.
Current PMC members:
Our thanks to previous PMC members:
Vote promptly on change management proposals
respond to request for new modules
Must be willing to do whatever dirty work is necessary to keep the project moving forward.
getting releases out on time (within a week of a request, or according to a schedule)
ensure a representative is made available to the OSGeo foundation
Keep abreast of project administration communication
It is recommended that PMC members maintain a released module
Alternatives such documentation or user list have worked for previous PMC members such as Rueben Schulz and Michael Bedward
In order to become a Member, someone on the PMC must nominate the Committer. The individual may then be approved with a 75% majority of the PMC.
If you are unable to maintain your responsibilities as a PMC member, please feel free to step down at any time. Thank you so much for your contributions.
If we cannot find you (especially when voting on proposals) it becomes very difficult to keep the project functioning. After two months time we will send out a search party and nominate your replacement.
We would like to thank the founder of the GeoTools library: James Macgill