[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo-Live 6.5 released

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 10:01:59 PST 2013

  OSGeo-Live 6.5 released

26 February 2013

Version 6.5 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software
collection<http://live.osgeo.org>has been released, ready for
distribution at a large number of geospatial
conferences and workshops from around the world.
 Release Highlights Applications Geospatial applications on the disc have
been updated to their latest stable releases.  Increased quality With each
release, the quality of OSGeo-Live is steadily increasing. This release has
seen a concerted review of OSGeo-Live quickstarts, ensuring the every step
of quickstarts have been tested, and increasing consistency and readability
of the quickstart documentation.  Translations OSGeo-Live is now translated
into Russian. Translations are available for: Catalan, Chinese, English,
French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian (new),
Spanish  About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual
Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux that is pre-configured with a wide variety
of robust open source geospatial software. The applications can be trialled
without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the
computer from a DVD or USB drive, or running in a Virtual Machine
environment. An accompanying collection of lightning
the breadth and depth of Free and Open Source for Geospatial (


   - http://live.osgeo.org

*OSGeo-Live includes:*

   - Fifty (*50*) Quality Geospatial Open Source applications installed and
   - Over a gigabyte of free world maps and geodata
   - One page overview *and* quick-start guides for every application
   - Overviews of key OGC standards
   - Translations for multiple languages


Over 140 people have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, documenting
and translating, and thousands have been involved in building the packaged

Packagers, documenters and translators include:

Activity Workshop, Agustín Dí­ez, Aikaterini Kapsampeli, Alan Boudreault,
Alessandro Furieri, Alexander Bruy, Alexander Kleshnin, Alexander Muriy,
Alexandre Dube, Alexey Ardyakov, Alex Mandel, Amy Gao, Andrea Antonello,
Andrea Yanza, Andrey Syrokomskiy, Angelos Tzotsos, Anna Muñoz, Anne Ghisla,
Antonio Falciano, Anton Novichikhin, Anton Patrushev, Argyros Argyridis,
Assumpcio Termens, Astrid Emde, Barry Rowlingson, Benjamin Pross, Brian
Hamlin, Bruno Binet, Cameron Shorter, Christophe Tufféry, Christos
Iossifidis, Cristhian Pin, Damian Wojsław, Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl,
Daria Svidzinska, David Mateos, Denis Rykov, Diego González, Dimitar Misev,
Dmitry Baryshnikov, Dominik Helle, Edgar Soldin, Eike Hinderk Jrrens, Elena
Mezzini, Eric Lemoine, Estela Llorente, Etienne Delay, Etienne Dube, Evgeny
Nikulin, Fran Boon, François Prunayre, Frank Gasdorf, Frank Warmerdam,
Gavin Treadgold, Giuseppe Calamita, Grald Fenoy, Grigory Rozhentsov, Hamish
Bowman, Haruyuki Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Howard Butler, Hyeyeong
Choe, Ian Turton, Ilya Filippov, Jackie Ng, Jan Drewnak, Javier Sánchez,
Jesús Gómez, Jim Klassen, Jing Wang, Jinsongdi Yu, Jody Garnett, Johan Van
de Wauw, Jorge Arévalo, Jorge Sanz, José Antonio Canalejo, Judit Mays,
Klokan Petr Pridal, Kristof Lange, kuzkok, Lance McKee, Lars Lingner, Luca
Delucchi, Lucía Sanjaime, Mage Whopper, Manuel Grizonnet, Marc-André
Barbeau, Marco Curreli, Marco Puppin, Marc Torres, Margherita Di Leo, Maria
Vakalopoulou, Mario Andino, Mark Leslie, Massimo Di Stefano, Mauricio
Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Maxim Dubinin, Michaël Michaud, Michael Owonibi,
Micha Silver, Mike Adair, Milena Nowotarska, Nacho Varela, Nadiia Gorash,
Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned Horning, Nobusuke Iwasaki, Oliver Tonnhofer, Oscar
Fonts, Òscar Fonts, Otto Dassau, Pasquale Di Donato, Paul Meems, Pavel,
Pedro-Juan Ferrer, Pirmin Kalberer, Raf Roset, Ricardo Pinho, Roald de Wit,
Roberto Antolín, Roger Veciana, Ruth Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Sergey
Grachev, Sergio Baños, Simon Cropper, Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai,
Stefan Hansen, Stefan Steiniger, Stephan Meissl, Steve Lime, Thierry
Badard, Thomas Baschetti, Thomas Gratier, Tom Kralidis, Toshikazu Seto,
Trevor Wekel, Valenty González, Vera, Xianfeng Song, Yoichi Kayama,
Zhengfan Lin
 Sponsoring organisations

   - The Open Source Geospatial Foundation <http://www.osgeo.org>
*OSGeo*provides the primary development & hosting infrastructure and
personnel for
   the OSGeo-Live project, and infrastructure for many of the software
   projects themselves.

   - *LISAsoft* provides sustaining resources and staff toward the
   management and packaging of software onto the Live DVD.
   - *Information Center for the Environment (ICE) at the University of
   California, Davis* provides hardware resources and development support
   to the OSGeo Live project. http://ice.ucdavis.edu
   - *Remote Sensing Laboratory at the National Technical University of
   Athens*, provides hardware resources and development support to the
   OSGeo-Live project. http://www.ntua.gr/index_en.html
   - The *DebianGIS* and *UbuntuGIS* teams provide and quality-assure many
   of the core packages. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis and
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