Res: [Live-demo] [Annouce] GISVM Base

Ricardo Pinho rpinho_eng at
Fri Apr 8 10:34:39 PDT 2011

Hi everyone,

After several people asking about the differences between GISVM and OSGeo Live 
projects, I must clarify some points, specially to the members of this list.

As some of you probably know, GISVM concept was used, with my direct 
participation, on the building process of FOSS4G 2009 LiveDVD (Arramagong). 
Since then, that concept is used for building the OSGeo Live, that resulted on 
the LiveDVD for FOSS4G 2010 and is growing fast with excellent results.

GISVM was launched in 2008, an independent project, not sponsored by OSGeo, and 
is dedicated exclusive for providing "Virtual Machines" for Open Source GIS 

These different goals results on completely different products!

But, these two projects have much in common, and can help each other. 

Just like GISVM helped OSGeo to build it's LiveDVD. 
GISVM can receive help from OSGeo Live by being able to use their huge number of 
install scripts.

And I can see several other ways of collaboration.

For start, I would suggest to all "install script" developers to use "GISVM 
Base" for creating and testing their scrips.
If it works on GISVM Base it will probably work on OSGeo Live.

To include your applications on GISVM Base, it is as simple as adapting your 
current OSGeo Live install script.

GISVM is a GPL Free project and is hosted by sourgeforge:
The current Base scripts are available at:

If you want to participate on it, just contact me. 
Your contribution will be much appreciated!

Ricardo Pinho

De: Ricardo Pinho <rpinho_eng at>
Para: live-demo at
Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 7 de Abril de 2011 1:40:38
Assunto: [Live-demo] [Annouce] GISVM Base

Dear all,
We are proud to announce the new “GISVM BASE”. 
Available now for FREE DOWNLOAD at:

GISVM  ("GIS Virtual Machine") is a Ubuntu Linux distribution for GIS users,  
packaged as a virtual machine, a completely isolated computer that can  be run 
in a window inside your current operating system.

This  new BASE edition, based on a minimum Ubuntu 10.10 installation,  provides 
the user with simple Double Click install scripts for an  unlimited possible 
number of open-source GIS packages.This way, users  are FREE to build their own 
GISVM by installing the desired GIS  packages.

By the time of this announcement these are the available install scripts: 
- Quantum GIS / Grass 
- uDIG
- gvSIG
- OpenJump
- Kosmo
- R
- GeoServer
- GeoMajas

We plan to keep adding more install scripts, depending on the users feedback and 


We would also appreciate it if you SPREAD THE WORD. Put it in your blog, forum, 
facebook, twitter, webpage, and so on.

Thank you,
Ricardo Pinho

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