[mapserver-dev] DOI now enabled for MapServer releases

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Jan 12 11:33:51 PST 2022

Hi devs,

A few more updates in terms of DOI for MapServer :

- MapServer 7.6.4 DOI has been created: 

- We've been asked to generate (or "reserve") a DOI for the upcoming 
MapServer 8.0 release, which I did, so researchers can cite the 8.0 
release with the DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5842053

- a nice feature, is that we can use a permanent link/DOI, to always 
resolve (or bounce/redirect) to the latest DOI: (notice that clicking 
this DOI redirects you to the latest MapServer release, 7.6.4 : 

I'll share this on our 'marketing'.


On 2022-01-05 4:47 p.m., Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi devs,
> Short story: I've setup the webhooks to automatically generate a DOI for 
> the next MapServer (8.0) release.
> Background: Peter Löwe and I have been working on archiving the original 
> FOSS4G project, MOSS, and one of the things we have done is generate a 
> DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for the MOSS software project.  DOIs 
> allow researchers to properly cite the software, and also allow direct 
> downloads of the releases, and give the release even more views & 
> downloads (see the GRASS stats below).
> And when looking at the MapServer DOI stuff today, I made several fixes 
> to the MOSS DOI process, so, win-win, ha.
> Here are some example DOIs in action:
> - MOSS: https://zenodo.org/record/5140318
> - GRASS 8 RC1 release: https://zenodo.org/record/5810537
> Will also add the fancy DOI badge to our 'marketing' when we do the 
> MapServer 8.0 release...
> -jeff

Jeff McKenna
GatewayGeo: Developers of MS4W, MapServer Consulting and Training
co-founder of FOSS4G

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