[OSGeo-Discuss] open-source project site construction

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Mon Mar 7 14:24:36 PST 2011

This reminded of http://collab.net - which a few of us are familiar with from back in 2006.  Since then I think they've opened some stuff up http://www.collab.net/community - not sure if that's what you were thinking, but they had a user account system managing email lists and more.  I know some people still using it if you want a pointer to them.


On 2011-03-07, at 1:38 PM, Paul Spencer wrote:

> Besides SourceForge, Google Code is a great hosting environment for open source projects, and also github is becoming very popular.
> Cheers
> Paul
> On 2011-03-03, at 11:54 AM, Robert Hollingsworth 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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