[OSGeo-Discuss] Distribution Special Interest Groups

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 01:59:21 PST 2006

It sounds like there is a need for a "OSGeo Distribution" project whose 
mission is to build OSGeo projects into different distributions?

The project could be treated the same as other OSGeo projects, setting 
up a PSC and the like.

Schuyler Erle wrote:
> Frankie Lovergine raised a very good point on IRC and on the
> Foundation wiki, namely that of OS distribution related special
> interest groups within the foundation. He started a wiki page here
> documenting the existing Debian groups, to which I've added a list of
> Fedora RPM repositories:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Distribution_Special_Interest_Groups
> Unlike the Debian-related groups, the Fedora-related repositories lack
> existing community infrastructure. I personally would really
> appreciate a mailing list, an SVN archive, and maybe some web space
> for apt/yum repos, so that OSGeo RPM package maintainers like Silke
> Reimer and myself have a place to collaborate publically. Even just a
> mailing list would be a good start.
> Is there any interest in this within the community? I get lots of
> email about my Fedora archive on mappinghacks.com but the time I have
> to maintain it is intermittent at best, and I'd at least like to put
> my work in a more public place where (I fantasize that) others can
> more easily contribute.
> Is there, or can we establish a procedure for, starting a mailing list
> for a new (perhaps initially unofficial) special interest group within
> the foundation?
> Also, I know there are other distributions and operating systems that
> would benefit from this kind of infrastructure. Please edit the wiki
> page and make yourself known if you've been laboring along on
> packaging and distributing OSGeo software in pain and obscurity!
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Cameron Shorter

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