[Incubator] OSGeo4W project page on the new website

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Tue Jan 23 06:27:49 PST 2018

Hi Jody,

On Mon, 22. Jan 2018 at 22:52:25 +0000, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Okay this might be it: https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/browser
> 1) geospatial - yes :)

If you just look at the installer - not really ;)

The installer is just a fork of the cygwin installer with some adaptions and
"rebranding" - so it's GPL2 (COPYING is included).

But the real work is in the packages anyway.
https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/PackagingInstructions describes what's
necessary to make them and how and where to upload them.  They are at 


Most packages consists of a .tar.bz2 with the binaries to install, a
-src.tar.bz2 that has the build recipe (that usually has a pointer where to get
the actual source, not the source itself) and a .txt that has the license.

> 2) open source - not sure I could find a specific license file in the
> codebase

Tons of .txt...

> 3) open to contributions

> Found a list of contributors with a invitation to take part
> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/browser/trunk/setup/CONTRIBUTORS but it
> appears to be for cygwin not OSGeo4W

The developer section on the front page describes the ways around packaging -
kind of implies openess for contribution.

Please let me know whether if the page can be published on wordpress or should
be removed...


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