[OSGeo-Discuss] Distribution Special Interest Groups

Silke Reimer Silke.Reimer at intevation.de
Tue Mar 14 06:56:23 PST 2006

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 06:43:21PM +0100, Silke Reimer wrote:
> Yes, I think so. If we can decide how we want to name the project on
> our GForge I can start create the project in short term. What's
> about FreeGIS-packages or OSGEO-packages? This seems a bit long to
> me but I don't have a better idea.
> Furthermore we have to decide who should be project admin. It is
> probably a good idea to have someone from Intevation (me) but I
> don't want to do it alone. I propose to add Frank Warmerdam and
> Schuyler Erle as well.

Meanwhile several things have happend:

1. Schuyler has agreed to become second project admin in a private
   email. Thank you!
2. I have prepared some new FC 5 GIS packages: gdal, grass,
   gdalgrass (the plugin to access grass date through gdal and ogr),
   qgis and postgis.  All package are available through our
   FTP-Server at [1] and will be available through the
   FreeGIS-mirror [2] tomorrow. I have made a review request on Fedora Extra
   for gdal [3] and postgis [4]. It would be nice if some
   of those that are working more often with grass/qgis/gdalgrass
   could give a try to those packages. If they are OK with you I
   will announce them on Fedora Extra as will.

I would like to begin group maintainance for those packages as soon
as possible since packaging all this software alone is very

The only obstacle to do so is to decide about a project name for the
new gforge project my suggestions are:


I don't have a real favorite. It would be nice to get any comment on
this topic so that I can start to set up the project.

Many greetings,


[1] http://ftp.intevation.de/freegis/fedora/5
[2] http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/freegis/intevation/freegis/fedora/5/
[3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168719
[4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=171040


Silke Reimer   : www.intevation.de/~silke | GISpatcher: www.gispatcher.de
Intevation GmbH: www.intevation.de        | Thuban    : thuban.intevation.org
Georgstr.4     : 49074 Osnabrück          | FreeGIS   : www.freegis.org
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