[Board] [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO4W future

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Sep 20 19:20:16 PDT 2013


Paolo,

As you know I am in support of establishing a PSC for the OSGeo4W project,
and would be pleased to participate.  I would encourage you to email
osgeo4w-dev and lets get this under way.

(unable to sleep at 3am in Notthingham)

Best regards,
Frank


On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>wrote:

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> Hi all.
> OSGEO4W is a crucial piece of our infrastructure, and is one of the
> main services we are giving for the spread of GFOSS.
> I think it does not get the attention it deserves. The active
> developer team is very small, many packages are obsolete, and their
> update is far from regular. I'm not blaming everybody, I sincerely
> thank those who contribute; I just try to be objective. I think we
> should move forward quickly. I suggest to make a Steering Committee
> for OSGEO4W, so to have a clear roadmap, and give Windows (urgh!)
> users a predictable environment. I think some of our million users
> would be happy to support this effort, if they would know they
> contribute actively to something they need.
> My previous efforts to raise this question and to improve the
> situation have met with no success. I think time is now ripe to act.
> I'm available to help.
> All the best, and thanks.
> - --
> Paolo Cavallini - Faunalia
> www.faunalia.eu
> Full contact details at www.faunalia.eu/pc
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