[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo-Live Press Release 81: OSGeoLive enters OSGeo Incubation

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Mon Nov 13 23:03:08 PST 2017

OSGeoLive enters OSGeo Incubation!

6 November 2017 - The OSGeo Foundation and OSGeoLive Team are pleased to 
announce that the OSGeoLive project has officially entered the OSGeo 
Foundation's incubation process. By completing this incubation process, 
the OSGeoLive team intend to officially demonstrate the level of rigour, 
quality and sustainability of the project.

As noted by Angelos Tzotsos, chair of the OSGeoLive Project Steering 
Committee, "With the OSGeoLive project coming up to being 9 years old, 
we felt it was time to audit our processes against best practice, and 
demonstrate our commitment to quality".

Jody Garnett, incubation mentor, welcomes the challenge: "Incubation is 
a chance to review how the project works, emphasizing being geospatial, 
open source, and fair. Incubation can be done very quickly, and I am 
hopeful that the OSGeoLive project can set a new standard.".

The team is living up to their enthusiastic reputation and has already 
started on the 

About OSGeoLive Initiative
OSGeoLive [1] is an outreach initiative helping make the latest open 
source geospatial software easily available for evaluation, education 
and promotion. As an outreach initiative OSGeoLive is one of the most 
successful community activities of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation 
boasting a wide range of contributors from around the world, 
collaborating with our foundation projects, and building connections 
with the wider geospatial open source community.

The team produces a bootable USB or Virtual Machine offers a "first 
contact" experience for trying out open source geospatial.

About the Incubator Committee
The OSGeo Incubator Committee [2] is responsible for welcome new 
projects to the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation and promoting fair, 
inclusive, open source development.

The incubation process teams up a project team with a mentor from our 
community to review how the project functions, how open source works, 
and how it can be made better for everyone.

You find this OSGeo-Live press release 81 at:


News item is also posted at:

[1] http://live.osgeo.org
[2] OSGeo Incubator Committee http://www.osgeo.org/incubator
Astrid Emde
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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