[Live-demo] Re: FOSS4G and the Live DVD
rpinho_eng at yahoo.com.br
Mon May 18 05:00:09 PDT 2009
Allow me to suggest an alternative for a FOSS4GIS learning platform.
http://www.GISVM.com , GIS Virtual Machine.
--- Em seg, 18/5/09, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com> escreveu:
> De: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com>
> Assunto: [Live-demo] Re: FOSS4G and the Live DVD
> Para: "Gaby Van Wyk" <gvanwyk at openspatial.com.au>, "live-demo at lists.osgeo.org" <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>, "Chris Rizos" <c.rizos at unsw.edu.au>
> Data: Segunda-feira, 18 de Maio de 2009, 4:04
> Chris Rizos,
> Professor and head of University of NSW School of Surveying
> and Spatial Information Systems
> It was great to meet you on Friday and discuss involvement
> in the FOSS4G conference. At the time you mentioned that you
> would be likely to find interest from within the University
> in getting involved in setting up some of the computer
> programs for FOSS4G. There are two areas that would provide
> some academic challenges, and would be high profile and very
> 1. The Climate Change Integration Plugfest http://external.opengis.org/twiki_public/bin/view/ClimateChallenge2009/WebHome
> 2. Building a Live DVD
> The second option would probably provide the best challenge
> * It already exists, so you would be guaranteed to have a
> successful outcome.
> * However, there are a number of packaging challenges, both
> for linux packaging and windows packaging, which need to be
> streamlined in order to make an efficient Open Source
> Geospatial distribution, which will remain up to date.
> * The Live DVD is also a perfect teaching tool which will
> benefit greatly from marrying with tutorial and workshop
> I'd like to introduce you to Gaby Van Wyk, who also has a
> strong interest in making the Live DVD a success.
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
> > Great,
> > There are a few wikis where all the appropriate
> information is collated and I'm pretty sure they all cross
> reference each other.
> > Start here:
> > http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Live_DVD
> > I talked with one of the heads at Uni of NSW yesterday
> who suggested he might be able to find a few students to
> work on the CCIP or Live DVD.
> > One task is to clean up the documentation so that is
> easy for:
> > 1. Projects to get involved and package up their
> projects. Answer the question:
> > "Yes, I do want to put my package onto the LiveDVD,
> but how do I do it?"
> > 2. Answer the question of:
> > "I want to download the LiveDVD and hand it out at
> conferences", what do I need to do? What version should I
> use? What label should I use? etc.
> > 3. A user:
> > "I'm considering downloading the software on the DVD,
> but before I waste my bandwidth quota, what is on the DVD
> and what should I expect from it?".
> > Gaby Van Wyk wrote:
> >> Hi Cameron
> >> Sorry I only got to these this morning - been on
> the road yesterday. I have joined the groups, will have a
> better look later on. In the mean time, thanx for adding me
> to the lists.
> >> For the moment, I think that the live CD is
> probably the best way for me to contribute. I will look
> around and let you know.
> >> Kind Regards,
> >> Gaby Van Wyk
> >> Systems Architect
> >> 202 Mona Vale Road, St Ives NSW 2075
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