OSGeo is pleased to announce that the deegree project has graduated from the incubation process and is now a full fledged OSGeo project with Markus Schneider appointed as project representative (Vice President, deegree).
deegree is a Java Framework offering the main building blocks for Spatial Data Infrastructures. Its entire architecture is developed using standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO/TC 211 (ISO Technical Committee 211 — Geographic Information/Geomatics). deegree encompasses OGC Web Services as well as Clients and security components.
Graduating incubation includes requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance and license verification and general good project operation. Graduating incubation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users of the project added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.