[Live-demo] Revitalising UbuntuGIS

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 11:45:30 PST 2008

I think the time is ripe to revitalise the UbuntuGIS project, and I want 
to find a suitable email list to work from.

Debian team, I suspect that the packaging work done in Ubuntu GIS is 
going to be much the same as for Debian and we would benefit by having 
the same list for both.
Is this ok? Or would you prefer we found another email list?

*Some background*
The UbuntuGIS project https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS was quite active 
a year or two ago, and has done a good job packaging a number of the GIS 
packages into Ubuntu.  However, the key developers left and I was handed 
the administrator token.

Recently, I've been getting a more and more emails (as administrator) 
asking about the state of Ubuntu GIS and offers to help out.
In parallel, there has been a lot of work happening on:
a live DVD: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc
GIS Virtual Machine: http://www.gisvm.com/
Portable GIS: http://www.archaeogeek.com/blog/portable-gis/

All these projects will benefit greatly by having the gis packages 
bundled into .deb files in Ubuntu, using UbuntuGIS as a Meta-package for 
all the other projects.

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Systems Architect
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source

More information about the Osgeolive mailing list