[Board] [Incubator] GISCollective + OSGeo

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 03:28:52 PST 2021


Hi Szabo,

We had a board discussion about platform/framework projects applying for 
OSGeo Community Project status:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2021-10-03#OSGeo_Community_Project_check-in.2C_request_clarification_on_handling_of_platform_applicants.2C

Would you be available to join the next board meeting 
(https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2021-12-27) to discuss 
further about this issue? (incubation members also welcome to join)

Best,
Angelos


On 7/11/21 1:25 PM, Szabo Bogdan wrote:
> Hi Jody,
>
> Thanks for your feedback. Since my last message, we created a docker container that bundles all the services that we are developing. We already had the option to install our service using a helm chart because we want to have a service that is easily scalable and low downtime. We also wrote an article how both of them work: https://giscollective.com/2021/07/09/installing-giscollective/ Also, people who don't want or can run their own instances, can use the ones that we maintain and are publicly available at these urls: https://app.giscollective.com https://new.opengreenmap.org
>
> We looked at the GeoMOOSE and gc2-vidi projects and we are going to continue improving our docs. Is there anything else that we can do to continue the incubation process?
>
> Best,
> Bogdan
>
> On 7/1/21 2:45 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>
>> Szabo the last cloud / website project did some thinking about what it would mean to join a software foundation and ended up presenting their technology as a framework (similar to GeoMOOSE and other frameworks). The project is here https://www.osgeo.org/projects/gc2-vidi/
>>
>> If you would like to see if the approach is appropriate for you. A suitable goal would be quickstart instructions for folks to set up their own service using completely open source components.
>>
>> Discussion topic for incubation committee members. If we continue to get platform applicants to OSGeo we may need to consider how OSGeo values map to a new area.
>> Personally I have a great appreciation of platform / framework projects and prefer the approach for code reuse to some of our OSGeo software (like GeoNode and GeoNetwork) that promote forking for customization affecting long term sustainability and community development.
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>>
>> On Tue, 29 Jun 2021 at 00:22, Bogdan Szabo <contact at szabobogdan.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Jody,
>>>
>>> We are two individuals developing the platform. We try to develop a scalable microservices platform using open source tools and infrastructure. We mostly use GPL licenses for the user facing code and MIT for all the libraries that we develop.
>>>
>>> The code that we develop is published on gitlab:
>>> https://gitlab.com/GISCollective
>>>
>>> And our service desk can be found at
>>>
>>> https://gitlab.com/GISCollective/help-desk
>>>
>>> I hope this answers your questions.
>>>
>>> Bogdan
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 06:32, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is a software foundation, is the platform open source?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jody Garnett
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 23 Jun 2021 at 05:17, Bogdan Szabo <contact at szabobogdan.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>>
>>>>> Greetings from Berlin! My name is Bogdan and I am the founder of the GISCollective project: https://giscollective.com/ Our goal is to make maps easy to use and create. The platform currently has features for creating, managing and publishing all sorts of geographical data and is used now by Green Map and other small communities. Of course, the code is open source and it can be accessed here: https://gitlab.com/GISCollective
>>>>>
>>>>> We would like to join the OSGeo community, because we are convinced that there are many other organization that can benefit what we built so far. Do you think that we would be a good candidate for your incubator program? If so what would be the next steps that we need to take in order to join your community?
>>>>>
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Bogdan
>>>>>
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> Incubator mailing list
>>>>> Incubator at lists.osgeo.org
>>>>> https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator
>>>>>
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> Incubator mailing list
>>>>> Incubator at lists.osgeo.org
>>>>> https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator


-- 
Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
President
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/attachments/20211205/5a04c5d8/attachment.html>


More information about the Board mailing list