[OSGeo-Discuss] options for getting paid technical/mentoring support on foss geo applications

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 22:33:26 EST 2010

Thanks Cameron:

You will also find that most of the projects maintain a list of
organisations able to offer assistance.

As an example geoserver.org has the following page:
- http://geoserver.org/display/GEOS/Commercial+Support


On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Maning,
> LISAsoft is also in the business of providing commercial support for
> Geospatial Open Source Software, and our staff in Australia in a similar
> time zone to you in the Philippines.
> Your request for mentoring is something that our customers find quite
> popular here in Australia, where we help development teams quickly get up to
> speed with OSGeo software. This typically involves:
> * Either direct training, or having one of our experts sit with a developer
> or development team, answering questions, and suggesting appropriate
> technologies, or providing tips configuring software.
> * Once the developers are over the initial startup hurdle, we provide
> telephone support, allowing a developer to call one of our experts to give
> advice on sticky issues or design decisions as they arise.
> More details are at:
> http://www.lisasoft.com/LISAsoft/support.html
> On a similar note:
> * I suspect you will be interested in the Geospatial Open Source Live DVD,
> which provides a stack of Open Source Software installed on Xubuntu. It is a
> very good demonstration tool, and is handed out at conferences promoting
> OSGeo (like FOSS4G).
> We are currently building the next release of the Live DVD. You might want
> to get involved. You may be interested in being an early tester - which is
> something we'd like some help with.
> More details at:
> http://arramagong.org
> and
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc
> maning sambale wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are a non-profit research institution in the Philippines providing
>> geospatial related research to local partners.  This year we are
>> getting more involved with the use of several FOSS geo packages
>> (mostly under OSGEO projects).
>> We want to assist local partners in deploying FOSS products within
>> their institutions (either as a desktop or server based solutions or
>> customized apps).
>> In many cases we can get support from the numerous mailinglist.
>> However, there maybe cases when we will be needing paid technical
>> support or specific application customization.  In the future, we want
>> to develop this capacity in house and the give back to the community.
>> But for the moment, we are looking for developers or consultants who
>> can help us.
>> What we see is a sort of mentoring mechanism.  Our staff will be
>> involved with assisting our partners develop their geospatial
>> solutions.  But we may need regular mentoring/technical assistance.
>> Since we will be using several geo apps (desktop, server), we need
>> experts in many fields.
>> I'm currently looking at opengeo's services and it seems to provide
>> the support we need.
>> http://opengeo.org/
>> http://opengeo.org/products/
>> Any other ideas/individuals/orgs who can help us?  Note that we are
>> not looking for people to develop the applications for us what we need
>> are technical advise as we develop the request solutions from our
>> partners.
>> Many thanks in advance.
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