OSGeo is pleased to announce that the MapServer project has graduated from the incubation process and is now a full fledged OSGeo project with Steve Lime appointed as project representative (Vice President, MapServer).
MapServer is a web map server for building spatially enabled web applications. MapServer excels at rendering spatial data (maps, images, and vector data) for the Web, supporting a wide variety of geospatial input formats, and Web output formats. MapServer supports a pure CGI mode, as well as developing server applications in languages such as Python, Perl, Java and C#.
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 (see http://www.osgeo.org/incubator).