[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo list of programmers?

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sat Jul 31 13:01:07 PDT 2010

Hi all,

I was recently asked by a company which was originally focused on proprietary
software development and gradually opens up to OSGeo related development,
how to deal with the problem of (quickly) finding software developers
in OSGeo related software.

Their problem is that they are not much familiar with our community style of
development and that they need to sometimes find quick solutions for tight

Perhaps we need something similar to Service Provider Directory at
http://www.osgeo.org/search_profile which is better supporting the many
individuals in our communities in the style of "rent an OSGeo programmer"?

This could even stimulate the market and contradict the still existing opinion
that FOSS is less supported with contracts and such.

Note: a company, say, from my current home town will unlikely call in India
or US or ... to find an OSGeo programmer. They prefer a person who speaks
Italian and is ideally not too far away for practical reasons. But how to find
such people?

Here OSGeo could help and offer a dedicated list where individuals could
register to showcase their skills. Best seen with direct links to OSGeo SVN
record of course...!




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