PSC meeting 7

The PSC meetings was held on in the #zoo-project channel


20 October 2010, 13:00 till 14:45 UTC


  • ZOO Kernel recent improvements and release plans
  • ZOO Sponsorship Plan and PayPal account
  • ZOO Workshop simplification and translation
  • ZOO website
  • Using OSGeo infrastructure (SVN, Trac, mailing lists, etc.)
  • Time and date for next meeting


DRAFT Version (23 October 2010)

Date&Time 20th Oct, 2010. 13:00 till 14:45 UTC Members: Nicolas BOZON, Maria BROVELLI, Massimiliano CANNATA, Gerald FENOY, Hirofumi HAYASHI, Venkatesh RAGHAVAN, Daniel KASTL, Jeff McKENNA, Markus NETELER were present at the meeting. Satoshi SEKIGUCHI was not present at the meeting.

Gerald volunteered to be the Chair for the meeting.

Agenda 1) ZOO Kernel recent improvements and release plans

PSC members were briefed by Gerald and Nicolas about recent improvements/enhancements of the ZOO-Kernel. Briefly the enhancements are; Perl support, improved error management, MS-Windows Build in the works, ZOO Kernel running as an XPCOM component, cleaner code, minimized memory leaks. A draft ZOO-kernel Roadmap describing priorities and goals over the period of next 12 months will be prepared by Gerald on ZOO-Wiki and provided to PSC as RFC document. The roadmap will be approved by vote on PSC mailing list before the next PSC meeting on Nov. 2010.

Agenda 2) ZOO Sponsorship plan and paypal account

PSC members will provide comments about draft sponsorship plan available at The deadline for comments is 1st November 2010. It was decided to have PayPal account to operate sponsorship funds. Gerald to create PayPal account. Alternative arrangements for fund management may be considered in the future.

POLIMI, SUPSI and FEM agreed to become new Knowledge Partners for ZOO-Project and encourage research using ZOO at their respective institutions.

Agenda 3) ZOO Workshop simplification and translation. Improvements in FOSS4G2010 workshop material including progress internationalization and translation were reported. Progress with Japanese and Italian translation. Workshop material with localized data and language support will be made available for ZOO Workshop at FOSS4G2010 in Tokyo / Osaka in Nov 2010.

Agenda 4) OSGeo infrastructure use/not use

Jeff to prepare RFC about migration to OSGeo infrastructure and also ZOO incubation in OSGeo. RFC to be prepared before the November 2010 PSC meeting and discussed at the meeting.

Agenda 5) ZOO Website

Nick proposed mid-December 2010 as timeline for ZOO Web-Site renewal, enhancements etc. Demos with international data and improved documentation to be added in the renewed website.

Agenda 4) Next meeting Schedule

Date&Time to be decided on PSC ML.

Gerald moved motion to close the meeting. The motion was accepted and the meeting was closed.


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