[OSGeo-Discuss] open-source project site construction

Alex Borrell borrellalex at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 09:07:00 PST 2011

Hello Robert,

I'm not sure if this will help, but I've been using OSGeo live dvd to start
a production server.
I'm doing it under Linux (Ubuntu), mainly for it multiuser, multitasking
features (a server:))
ItÅ› not a large project, but after configuring it, I've managed shared
resources, users and
groups, permissions, and even remote applications and desktops. It lets you
use any kind
of computer (even old ones as graphic terminals), and OS (Windows, MacOS,

You can throw every aplication available, and use it in a multiuser
environment! All this is
standard Linux practice, but applied to GIS.

The options are huge. Hope it helps.

Alex Borrell,
Guadalajara, MX

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Robert Hollingsworth <reh2 at prodigy.net>wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm giving a presentation at the GITA conference in
> Grapevine TX in April, as part of the OSGEO track
> there.  (Audience: electric/gas/water utilities,
> telecommunications, etc.)
> Subject of the talk: highlights of management of a
> project as open-source, especially where that differs
> from software development in the single-company,
> closed-source model.
> Although the audience is likely to be mostly consisting
> of non-software developers, I'll be calling on these very
> people to team up with each other and with in-house
> and/or consulting software engineers -- across company
> lines -- to launch, build, and maintain open-source
> apps that address needs in their respective subject
> areas.
> I've got a fair amount of research to do to compile this
> information -- what apps and file structures comprise a
> viable project server, presenting all that through the
> project web site, etc.
> It has occurred to me that it would be useful to create
> an "Open-Source Project Starter Kit," a file structure
> consisting of the means to create and maintain a
> project, with none of the actual content.  It's skeleton
> website definition would simply point at the
> unpopulated management components.
> A quick google suggests there are tools out there
> addressing some of this.  And there's Sourceforge, of
> course.
> But if OSGEO were to create such a kit, it could be
> constructed so that the resulting projects match many of
> the criteria for qualifying as OSGEO member projects
> later.
> Any ideas out there on the feasibility of something like
> this, how to construct, etc.?  I know a starter kit such as
> this would be most attractive to the GITA audience I'll
> be speaking to if it as close as possible to being a
> one-button operation.
> Thanks,
> Robert H.
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