Over the past several weeks, the Islandora Roadmap Committee has been working to revise our Licensed Software Acceptance Procedure for clarity and to better reflect how we operate. After a period of community review, they drafted new language and the Islandora Board of Directors has made it official:
The goal of these changes was to make the process clearer and easier to follow for both those wanting to contribute software to Islandora, and for the Roadmap Committee tasked with reviewing those contributions. The new LSAP presents the steps in an order that better matches how the process has tended to work, and provides clear minimal standards for code to come into Islandora, so that contributors can evaluate what work they may need to do in order to have their contribution accepted. The new guidelines also draw a clearer line between the (lower) requirements to send a module to Islandora Labs and the way we measure whether a module should go into the core Islandora GitHub and become part of the regular release schedule. You can compare to the old version stored here.