[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Willing to host OpenJUMP Wiki Content?

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Mon Oct 20 09:54:38 PDT 2008


We currently use SourceForge services for things like our bug tracker. I
was speaking about a mediawiki instance. SourceForge offers those
services as well, but I think the user interface is not as friendly as
the OSGeo wiki.

Thank you for outlining the steps necessary to obtain a wiki for
OpenJUMP hosted by the OSGeo. I will take this information back to the
community so that we can make a decision.


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 2:55 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Willing to host OpenJUMP Wiki

Landon Blake wrote:
> I've been asked to approach the OSGeo with a request on behalf of the 
> OpenJUMP community. Our community wiki is currently being hosted by a 
> programmer that is no longer involved in the project. We have a lot of

> problems with spam and vandalism on the wiki. We'd like to know if the

> OSGeo would be willing to host our wiki content even though OpenJUMP 
> isn't currently an OSGeo project.
> If it makes any difference, I try to work as an active OSGeo member
> as a small part of the GeoTools project.


What sort of wiki were you looking for?  A mediawiki instance?  A Trac

We host trac instances for a number of projects not formally associated
with OSGeo, and I imagine we could do so for OpenJUMP if that would meet
needs.  But of course Trac is most interesting when you also use it for
bug system and have it hooked to a subversion instance.

We do run one mediawiki instance for wiki.osgeo.org, and could
host another beside it, but there are relatively few folks knowledgable
about that.  Providing services for non-OSGeo projects is a two step
One is finding someone with the appopriate level of access willing to do
system administration tasks to support it.  The second is passing a
on the SAC (System Administration Committee) list in support of the
(followed by a brief board review period).

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam,
warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

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