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First draft repository creation

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Create a new project
.. todo::
- create a new github repository
- starting from ska-python-skeleton
SKA developers are allowed to create new repositories under the SKA-telescope
organisation git server.
When creating a new repo there is a number of aspects to be considered.
Mono VS Multi repositories
One of the first choices when creating a new project is how to split the code into repositories.
In a project such as SKA there is no strict rule that can be applied, and a degree of judgement is
necessary from the developers.
In general, a repository should be created for every software component following this definition:
*All software and firmware source code handed over to the SKA organisation shall be organised into source code repositories. A source code repository is a set of files and metadata, organized in a directory structure. It is expected that source code repositories map to individual applications or modules according to the following definition: A component is reusable, replaceable with something else that implements the same API, independently deployable, and encapsulates some coherent set of behaviors and responsibilities of the system.*
-- *adapted from 'Continuous Delivery'*
Naming a repository
Repository names shall clearly map to a particular element of the SKA software architecture,
as described in the SKA software design documentation. That is to say, someone familiar with the
SKA software architecture shuold be able to identify the content of a repository just by its name.
Names shall be all lowercase, multiple words shall be seprated by hypens.
.. _repository-checklist:
Repository contents
All software repositories shall host whatever is necessary to download and run the code
they contain. This does not only include code, but also documentation, dependencies and
configuration data. Can someone external to the project point at your repository and
have all the means to run your code?
A software repository shall contain:
.. admonition:: Repository Checklist
* A *LICENSE* file (see :ref:`licensing`)
* A file containing basic instructions on what the repository contains.
And how to install, test and run the software
* A *docs* folder containing RST formatted documentation (see :ref:`document-project`)
* All application code and dependencies (e.g. libraries, static content etc... )
* Any script used to create database schemas, application reference data etc...
* All the environment creation tools and artifacts described in the previous step (e.g.
Puppet or Ansible playbooks)
* Any file used to create containers (Dockerfile, docker-compose.yml ... )
* All supported automated tests and any manual test scripts
* Any script that supports code packaging, deployment, database migration
and environment provisioning
* All project artefacts (deployment procedures, release notes etc.. )
* All cloud configuration files
* Any other script or configuration information required to create infrastructure
that supports multiple services (e.g. enterprise service buses, database management
systems, DNS zoe files, configuration rules for firewalls, and other networking devices)
-- *adapted from 'The DevOps Handbook'*
SKA Skeleton Projects
The SKA Organisation repository contain a number of skeleton projects which are intended to be forked
when starting a new project.
The skeleton projects contain all necessary hooks to documentation, test harness, continuous integration,
already configured according to SKA standards.
.. _document-project:
Documenting a project
Licensing your project
.. _licensing:
Licensing a project
SKA organisation promotes a model of open and transparent collaboration. In this model collaboration is made possible using permissive licenses, and not by pursuing the ownership of code by the organisation.
Copyright will thus belong to the institutions contributing to source code development for the lifetime of the project, and software developed for the SKA telescope will be available to the wider community as source code.
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