[Incubator] osgeo board request world wind consider joining the foundation

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 10:04:33 PDT 2018

Morning Patrick (and incubation list).

The most recent board meeting has a request for the incubation committee to
ask you about World Wind joining OSGeo. See Discuss and approve OSGeo as
partner for UN World Challenge 2018

As I understand it the GeoForAll is wanting to take part due to the
educational outreach nature of the challenge, but feels awkward since the
project is not part of the OSGeo family. The way I figure it is that
GeoForAll, just like the foundation, has a goal of supporting the adoption
of all open source spatial projects. And should be held back by what
projects have decide to join our foundation.

By the same token our website lists all open source mapping projects,
including ESA-NASA World Wind
<https://www.osgeo.org/projects/esa-nasa-worldwind/>. That page is really
sparse and does not tell the public very much about the project, perhaps
that is something to work on? Indeed if you fill in some more information
it will show up in choose-a-project when visitors are seeking new software.

With respect to World Wind joining the foundation as a community project
the invitation is made to all open source mapping projects, we are here if
you have time to take part in our family. Until then we are happy to
support world wind in a more limited capacity (Website,GeoForAll).

All the best and happy mapping
Jody Garnett
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