OpenLayers Graduates Incubation

News Date: 
16 Nov 2007
Details: 

OSGeo and the OpenLayers project are pleased to announce that OpenLayers has graduated from the incubation process and is now a full fledged OSGeo project.

OpenLayers is a pure JavaScript library for displaying map data of many different formats (WMS ,WFS, Mapserver, GeoRSS, GML, TMS, GMaps, Virtual Earth, Yahoo.. and more) in most modern web browsers, and with no server-side dependencies. OpenLayers unites all these disparate data sources by implementing a single, intuitive JavaScript API, which allows developers to quickly and efficiently build rich web-based geographic applications.

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.