List of Project Steering Committee Resolutions - 2020

Documentation of new features

Date of voting: 2020-01-07

Proponent: Marco Bernasocchi

Rationale: Documenting new features is difficult, and documentation lags behind code. Proposal: Mandate that all new features are accompanied by documentation (which should be in a well described, parsable section of the PR description).

Votes: In favour: Anita, Marco, Paolo, Tim Abstain: Jürgen

Decision: Approved

Notes: none

PyQgis Cookbook revision

Date of voting: 2020-03-18

Proponent: Alessandro Pasotti

Rationale: The proposal is to make a revision of the current cookbook text and code snippets in order to: - update the text and the code snippets - put ALL code snippets under the existing automated Python test CI infrastructure. See thread at: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-psc/2020-March/008282.html

Budget: 4000 €

Votes: In favour: Paolo, Marco, Anita, Tim, Andreas, Jürgen

Decision: Approved

Notes: none

Keep QGIS apps list in historical order

Date of voting: 2020-03-17

Proponent: Marco Bernasocchi

Rationale: The current ordering reflects the history of the QGIS mobile apps where QGIS for android (and it’s new named QField) delivered all the base work on which Input was then based ( https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Website/pull/725)

  • +1 Anita
  • +1 Paolo
  • +1 Marco
  • +1 Tim
  • +1 Jürgen
  • +1 Andreas

Remove QGIS for android Buttons

Date of voting: 2020-03-17

Proponent: Marco Bernasocchi

Rationale: QGIS for android is old and deprecated and now called QField

  • +0 Anita (or just remove download buttons and keep deprecation note)
  • -0 Marco
  • +0 Tim (update text*, remove links)
  • +0 Jürgen
  • +1 Andreas

Use of proprietary software

Date of voting: 2020-04-07

Proponent: Paolo Cavallini

Introduction by the proponent: Using proprietary software raises a number of issues, including security, privacy, long term data availablity, and more. Even more importantly, it is incoherent with our goal of creating good free software.

Rationale: Free software should be the first choice for all the tools we use. We should choose proprietary alternatives only when it is proven that free software fails to provide a reasonable solution. The PSC should vote in case a proprietary solution is suggested.

  • +1 Jürgen
  • +1 Paolo
  • +1 Andreas
  • +1 Marco
  • +1 Anita