[OSGeo-Discuss] Which Java OS GIS project to join ?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 13:54:13 PST 2012

On 15/02/12 04:09, Andreas Paukner-Ruzicka wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to contribute to a Java based OpenSource GIS project.
> Which ones have backlogs of tasks I can work on as a Java programmer and
> architect ?
> Any recommendations ?

Wow, what an attractive offer to an Open Source project team. I'm going 
to jump in early and try to woo you over to the OSGeo-Live project for a 
couple of weeks (until we put out our next release)

At osgeolive, we package close to 50 open source gespatial applications 
on an Xubuntu base, and distribute at conferences and workshops around 
the world.

Right now we would dearly love someone with some java experience to test 
applications running on openjdk 7, as they previously were tested on sun 
java 6. This is something that all java projects will need to address 
soon, as sun java will not be allowed to be included in linux based 
installers in future linux releases (it will need to be installed 

It would be great to have someone test all our java applications with 
openjdk, identify any errors, then work with the communities to help 
resolve any issues found.

This would also be a great way to learn about what open source java gis 
projects are out there, and help you determine which you would like to 
work with.

Interested? Please drop by and introduce yourself at 
irc://freenode.net#osgeolive or on our email list 

You will also want to download our latest ISO image we are testing from:

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Solutions Manager
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