deegree community space 2012
Venue: Bonn, University Club (map and address)
- Date: 2012-10-13, 10-18 h CET
What is the (intention of) deegree community space?
deegree community space is an event dedicated to the community of the deegree initiative. Communication is the most important aspect here, while information is the second. The event name deegree community space shall support this intention - both by explicitly naming the community and by approaching the open space concept. The project steering committee hosts this event supported by the technical management committee. We see this as a major opportunity to make deegree a better community initiative.
Report from the 2012 event
Please note that this section is still work in progress. Currently the review by the event's participants is going on.
The first edition of this event took place in Bonn, 13 October 2012, with 25 participants. Participants came from the Netherlands and Germany, mostly representing companies but also academia, the public sector and the OGC.
deegree community space 2012: Agenda setup
After a short welcome and introductory note from Klaus Greve (Bonn University), Herman Assink lead the agenda setup where everybody had the opportunity to present her or his potential contribution within one minute. Then, all participants voted for their favourite contribution proposals (3 votes per participant):
deegree community space 2012: Voting result, proposal cards already ordered by number of votes
The number of votes determined the order of the contributions. Because of the special character of the "Vision" contribution, this was split up into two parts. Later on, it was decided unanimously to leave out "OGC", "deegree 3 intro" and "Stable Config & API". The resulting agenda was:
Andreas Schmitz: deegree infrastructure (slides)
Jens Fitzke: Vision of the deegree initiative, part 1 - presentation (slides)
Torsten Friebe & Johannes Wilden: deegree roadmap (slides)
Markus Schneider: The deegree workspace - Open issues (slides)
Reijer Copier: deegree3 and Java EE (slides)
- Volker Grabsch: Packaging deegree for Debian (slides)
Markus Schneider: deegree web services handbook (slides)
Jens Fitzke / All: Vision of the deegree initiative, part 2 - discussion (slides)
Herman Assink: deegree WMS performance & scalability (slides)
Just van den Broecke: Preparing your rich GML data for deegree: the ETL Challenge (slides)
- Herman Assink: Wrapup
The underlying idea of the voting and the chronological ordering of the contributions was that the most "important" contributions may also use more time than the less important ones. But luckily it was possible to cover the complete list of contributions within the forseen time frame. There was enough time for discussion within or after the presentations. The discussion results are summarized below:
deegree infrastructure: Obviously broad acceptance to move to Github - Github might also be used for trackers - TMC to make a concrete proposal how to move on
Vision of the deegree initiative, part 1 - presentation: We shall also think about a mission statement to help the outside world to understand our motivation
deegree roadmap: The presentation made a proposal of things which can be considered to be currently missing in deegree - A short voting regarding the importance of these has been done - Discussion how new features coming from paid projects can be transferred to deegree. Possible solution: these are kept in their projects and later on are issued as feature requests along with the implementation - In the lunch break a board was set up to collect feedback from participants and create a presentable result:
The deegree workspace - Open issues: Technical discussion about connection pooling shall continue on deegree-devel mailing list - Alternative configuration "formats" might be JAXB, JSON or RDBMS
deegree3 and Java EE: Participants share the presented issues
Packaging deegree for Debian: Might also be interesting to provide Ubuntu packages within UbuntuGIS - Shall be integrated into the build server (after PSC and TMC approval) - Also useful: Workspaces, e.g. for INSPIRE - A Windows installer is also needed
deegree web services handbook: Make an attempt to finalize the handbook, report progress on the mailing list - Everybody is welcome (as a reviewer or writer) - Open question how to collect feedback
Vision of the deegree initiative, part 2 - discussion: Only two of the proposed seven aspects have been discussed: Market position and Organisational setup - Proposal to start an activity to collaboratively develop the deegree vision in the public (wiki, deegree-users mailing list)
deegree WMS performance & scalability: Participation in OSGeo shootout is important - Caching is not considered to be the only solution - Proposal to prepare for participation in upcoming OSGeo shootout (together, pool resources for this)
Preparing your rich GML data for deegree: the ETL Challenge: Good news is that the main geoportal in the Netherlands (PDOK) has choosen to use deegree for WFS access - Question came up in how far Just's work is related to the HALE (Humboldt Alignment Editor)
Wrapup: Positive feedback from participants - As a result a follow-up event of the same kind is envisioned for 2013.
Some more pictures of the event: