[Live-demo] Is there any objection to listing QuickStart material on the educational repository of OSGeo?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 01:48:19 PDT 2011

Simon, Charlie,
Yes, I think that it would be perfectly appropriate to reference 
OSGeo-Live material from the Education repository. Such promotion fits 
very appropriately with the underlying goals of OSGeo-Live of promoting 
Open Source Software.

On a practical matter, I suggest that it would be better to reference 
the osgeo-live website, http://live.osgeo.org, rather than copying the 
material into the education repository. The reason being that when you 
have material which is continually being maintained, that it is better 
to have one point of truth, and thus avoid people looking at out of date 

On 20/07/11 23:57, Simon Cropper wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I have been asked by Charlie Schweik of the Educational List [1] to 
> ask if anyone objects to the incorporation of QuickStart Material on 
> the Education Repository of OSGeo [2].
> At the moment he is debating whether to incorpoarte just a URL or suck 
> the document into their subversion system [3].
> If I do not get any objections to this, I will assume there is no 
> objections to either of these options and will inform him that no one 
> has expressed any objections.
> I am taking this 'opt out' approach, rather than an 'opt in' approach, 
> because the content is licensed as CC-BY-SA, and could theoretically 
> be assimilated without infringing your copyright. Despite this I think 
> it only courteous to provide an option to express you opinion.
> [1] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/edu_discuss
> [2] http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content
> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Subversion_edu_instructions

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