[Incubator] Joining OSGeo as a community project

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 22:26:01 PDT 2018

Thanks for the clarification, indeed I enjoyed looking through your
repository just now.

This is the first project of this nature we have seen so we are not quite
sure where to start, other projects like geomoose.org are perhaps similar
but packaged as a framework rather than a website.

Actually here is a useful example:

* Framework: http://geonode.org, where the application as provided is
forked for customization and deployed as a website. But once again that is
presented as a dijango framework.
* Website: https://github.com/MapStory/mapstory, based on geonode above
this is an example of a website where the codebase is managed github

If we are confused it may be confusing for other potential users of your
codebase? There appears to be some great technology here, changing how it
is presented may enable others to find you.

Still I am happy if we can help review your repository and share your work
via the osgeo website, once we have that sorted we can talk through the
extra steps required to join the foundation as a community project.

Jody Garnett

On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 at 08:04, Harel Mazor <harel.mazor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jody,
> This is an open source project as can seen in the wiki
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Israel_Hiking_and_Biking_Maps> page.
> The sources are located in the "Map
> <https://github.com/IsraelHikingMap/Map>" and "Site
> <https://github.com/IsraelHikingMap/Site>" repositories and are rich with
> functionality that doesn't exist in other projects such as unique map
> styling, merging POIs algorithm and find missing OSM tracks among other
> code examples on how to use other GIS open source libraries.
> We are deeply engaged with the open source GIS community to contribute to
> other repositories which we use as well.
> I hope this answer the questions, but if not we'll be happy to elaborate.
> Best Regards,
> Harel Mazor.
> ‫בתאריך יום ג׳, 24 ביולי 2018 ב-16:07 מאת ‪Jody Garnett‬‏ <‪
> jody.garnett at gmail.com‬‏>:‬
>> That looks really great, may I ask if it is an open source project?
>> OSGeo is set up as a software foundation, with the incubation committee
>> focused on helping development teams create new open software software for
>> mapping and spatial applications.
>> It looks like your website uses open source, rather than creates open
>> source for others to use.
>> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 5:43 AM Guy Shakhar <guy.shakhar at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear OSGeo Incubation Committee,
>>> We would like to apply to become a Community Project  in OSGeo.
>>> Our project - "Israel Hiking and Biking maps" is described in a Wiki
>>> page here <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Israel_Hiking_and_Biking_Maps>.
>>> It is a free participatory mapping project which is based on open code
>>> and open data and has an opensource license.
>>> We plan to turn it into a world-wide project and would appreciate your
>>> help in integrating into the international OpenSource GIS community.
>>> Feel free to ask us for any clarifications.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Guy Shakhar, Harel Mazor, Zeev Stadler.
>>> Israel Hiking and Biking maps
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Incubator mailing list
>>> Incubator at lists.osgeo.org
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>> --
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
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