[OSGeo-Discuss] Can we use a LiveDVD for workshops and labs at FOSS4G 2009?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 12:51:38 PDT 2008

Sounds like we need windows to support MapWindow, any others?
I'm expecting at least half the 2009 conference attendees will come from 
agencies where the only desktop operating system is windows based, so it 
will be beneficial to show GeoFOSS working in their environment.

I expect that we will have at least one computer room set up with the 
graeme mcferren wrote:
> <snip>
> MS4W, OSGeo4W, PostGIS, Java, Tomcat, Firefox, Google Earth covered a
> lot of bases and were all easy to install and work with on Win XP.
For potential instructors, would you prefer to demonstrate from a Linux 
based liveDVD or windows?
What do you need on the LiveDVD?
Do you see your project being able to commit resources to package itself 
onto the LiveDVD?
How do you feel about putting your tutorials on the LiveDVD under an 
Open License? (I'm expecting a mixed reaction to this so I'm hoping to 
get any issues out early)

Cameron Shorter
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