papers for the OSGeo library

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at
Mon May 8 16:03:58 EDT 2006


(Welcome back from LinuxTag.  Will you have a trip report or something
to share...?)

Hmmm, so the intent was to have the library as a write-once/read-many
repository for "finished" content.  If we were going to use it for live
editing, then SVN would make more sense -- but I'm inclined to let
people develop their content according to whatever their purposes and
needs are, and then just "donate" it when it is done.

For now, I'm just posting the material in whatever format I get it in
(doc, ppt, odt, odp, pdf).

FDL license is OK.  I'm going to write something up about this in the
next week of so, to be clear what we want to get out of this.

I'm feeling my way here -- if questions or comments, we can talk at this
week's mtg.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at] 
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 3:45 AM
> To: Michael P. Gerlek
> Cc: dev at
> Subject: Re: papers for the OSGeo library
> Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> > Arnulf-
> > 
> > It was suggested that this paper
> >  
> > 
> _Arnulf_Ch
> > ristl/
> > might be good for the library we're putting together at
> >
> > 
> > Would be willing to put it under a CC license for us to use?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > -mpg
> Hi Michael,
> sure we can publish it there. Most presentations that we publish are 
> licensed as GNU FDL, would this be a problem? As author and 
> owner it is 
> no problem for me to change the license or publish it under a dual 
> license if need be. I do not recollect discussing document license 
> requirements at all though, did I miss it?
> I am working on this presentation every now and then (correct 
> the EPSG 
> codes, WKT format, blabla.), so it will change over the next 
> few weeks. 
> I just uploaded and tagged it as "stable" (what the hell is 
> "baselined"?). I added both PDF and SXI (change to ODT with the next 
> release) so that it can be taken apart and modified by 
> anybody. Would it 
> make sense to develop this kind of stuff through SVN until 
> its stable or 
> would that take too long / be too complicated?
> If this is not the way you intend this library to work tell me what 
> process you have worked out (I was busy at the LinuxTag booth, so am 
> slightly back in whats been communicated meanwhile).
> Best regards,
> Arnulf.

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