[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live Mission and Future - was BOF
vicky at georepublic.de
Sun Aug 6 15:44:26 PDT 2017
Not complaining, but just some thoughts about this:
> with the new OSGeo web site development.. somehow I realized that the
docs from OSGeo-Live should be the same docs in the new OSGeo web site.
By "docs" you mean the current "overview documentation" or both overview
and quickstart documentation?
I will suppose both for this points:
- I must remind that a lot of projects in "OSGeo Live" are not
OSGeo-projects or OSGeo-community related.
- I don't think OSGeo would have overview and quickstart documentation of
projects not OSGeo related
- what about those not on OSGeo
- What will happen to projects where the documentation and or wiki is
stored actually outside of OSGeo website see:
- The task would probably need a script that capture information from the
OSGeo official site to put on the OSGeo Live documentation.
- Who will be in charge of making sure that the documentation in OSGeo
matches/has what OSGeo Live needs on. (aka, all the complains we do about
"not following the standards for the overview page or the quick start page)
- we also do translations, what about those?, how would be the official
site for translating, do the script also captures translated pages from
OSGeo site? what if they dont have them yet?.
- If sphinx(or any other documentation generator) is still used for OSGeo
Live documentation, a script (after capturing) might be needed to convert
the OSGeo Page to sphinx(or any other documentation generator) structure?
- who will make such a script?
- who will verify the conversion is correct?
- who will contact projects to change the OSGeo Page that has problems,
so that they fix it?
- The docs on OSGeo live have version related information.
- After releasing OSGeo disk, the projects might change make new
releases, so are updates based on changes on the OSGeo pages going to be
reflected automatically to generate a new micro release of the disk because
the project documentation changed on the OSGeo website?
On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> You have eloquently presented the current state of OSGeo-Live and the
> foundations for future opportunities and growth.
> I particularly agree with your caution about creating multiple
> documentation baselines for OSGeo, (it creates a maintenance challenge) and
> the recommendation of retasking the same material in multiple contexts.
> Cheers, Cameron
> On 5/8/17 9:34 am, Brian M Hamlin wrote:
>> HI Jody, All -
>> In the past with OSGeo-Live, I have described the Mission Statement in
>> three parts:
>> Reference Install ; Showcase for Projects ; well-chosen (curated)
>> WIth the release of Live 11 and the massive advance in Debian
>> packaging, I believe the future is not one project. This can be seen as
>> "evolution" .. it is natural for a large and mature project to split ..
>> Website ; Server Edition ; Desktop Linux
>> with the new OSGeo web site development.. somehow I realized that the
>> docs from OSGeo-Live should be the same docs in the new OSGeo web site.
>> Rebuilding docs is too much work, and too many parts, to duplicate. Instead,
>> build once and deploy in several contexts. -
>> credit to Angelos Tzotsos and Debian Developer Sebastian Couwenburg
>> The "server edition" of OSGeo-Live is simply UbuntuGIS PPA,
>> with DebianGIS aka pkg-grass as the "upstream" in many cases.. -
>> that leaves "desktop Linux" Ubuntu.. what remains of the OSGeo-Live.
>> Critically speaking, it has been twenty years (or more) that I have been
>> of promises of "desktop Linux" .. in fact, Windows and phones have spread,
>> with some percentage of Mac OSX from Apple in various demographic groups.
>> Web browsing is constant, phone use is constant and climbing, and .. no
>> revolution with Linux of any kind. OSGeo-Live right now, is basically
>> desktop Linux. -
>> Another note on Ubuntu.. as people likely know, the number one cloud VM
>> is Ubuntu.. and last I heard, Google uses an Ubuntu fork for much within
>> its cloud walls. The "server edition" of OSGeo-Live is.. Ubuntu packaging..
>> this bodes well.. -
>> I am interested in participating in a BOF, but from my point of view, I
>> think we should
>> consider the OSGeo-Live 11 as somewhat an "end of an era" .. and move
>> with eyes open to new, productive avenues for valuable efforts.
>> best regards from Berkeley, California
>> -Brian M Hamlin
>> On Fri, 4 Aug 2017 15:41:07 -0700, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
>> Is anyone up for an OSGeo Live BOF:
>> Also I finally uploaded photos with the OSGeo-Live team from foss4ge:
>> (example|example|group). Could I ask the team to select one of these for
>> a group photo for the new website?
>> Had a productive meeting with the graphics designer about subbrands on
>> wednesday - and had a good ideas for us to try out: rather than reuse the
>> circle, reuse the small compass shape. Tried putting the compass shape in a
>> computer logo and the result looked like what OSGeo-Live is. Also did one
>> putting the heart in a computer frame as a reference.
>> Jody Garnett
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>> Brian M Hamlin
>> OSGeo California Chapter
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> Cameron Shorter
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