[OSGeo-Discuss] OWS Common Python Server. Guidance Required

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Aug 4 07:46:52 PDT 2009

Arnie Shore wrote:
> WRT " ... the language battle ...":  Let me plead my case here for 
> including PHP, not at all on the basis of the language's inherent 
> merits, but rather in helping gain the widest possible interest, 
> including a selfish motive.
> Of the users of the OSS CAD package we''ve put out there, a fair 
> proportion have limited tech chops and have installed a web server pack 
> (often WAMP/LAMP/MAMP) for the first time.  We've worked at limiting the 
> stack height for their benefit, since these folks aren't cartographers 
> or researchers.  I want to move from the current GMaps base to OSGeo, 
> and the implementation language issue will be a significant one in our 
> doing so.


It would be pretty easy for OSGeo to provide shell access and hosting to
web services based on open source software on a telascience blade, including
the availability of PHP and Python.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
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