[Live-demo] Project to be included on OSGeo Live GIS Disc

Jan Drewnak j.drewnak at 52north.org
Fri Jun 10 05:31:28 PDT 2011

Dear list, Cameron,

I ask you to include our project "52°North Web Security Service" on the
OSGeo Live Disc. Please find the details below, based on the questions
documented at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Apply.



* Please describe your application.
** What is its name?
-- 52°North Web Security Service

** What is the home page URL?
-- http://52north.org/communities/security/wss/2.2/index.html

** Which OSI approved Open Source Licence is used?
-- GNU GPL 2.0

** What does the application do and how does it add value to the
GeoSpatial stack of software?
-- The application adds a security layer to any kind of geospatial Web
applications and services, acting as a proxy, without the need to modify
existing services. It provides policy-based authorization and
authentication features to restrict access to spatial layers, features,
and other resources provided by OGC Web Services.

** What language is it written in?
-- Java

** Which version of the application should be included in the next
OSGeo-Live release?
-- 2.2.0 (final)

* Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live and we pay most
attention to the following answers. If a new user finds a bug in one
application, it will tarnish the reputation of all other OSGeo-Live
applications as well.
** Has been rolled out to production in a number of locations? Can you
mention some risk adverse organizations who use your application?
-- Used in some administrative units in federal states of germany

** What is the size of the user community and developer community? You can
often answer this by mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy
email list?
-- About 500 download of latest beta release

** Do you have a bug free, stable release?
-- Scheduled for end of June, current state is beta.

** Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone through.
-- Deployed on various Windows and Linux platforms, Tomcat versions,
tested with several WMS, WFS, WPS, and SOS.

** How long has the project has had mature code.
-- First version established in late 2004

* OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather than
libraries. Does the application have a user interface (possibly a command
line interface) that a user can interact with?
-- Web UI to set up protected services; policies and users are managed
trough XML config files.

* We give preference to OSGeo Incubated Projects, or Projects which are
presented at [http://foss4g.org FOSS4G] conferences. If your project is
involved in OSGeo Incubation, or has been selected to be presented at
FOSS4G, then please mention it.
-- presented in 2007 to 2009

* With around 50 applications installed on OSGeo-Live, us core packagers
do not have the time to liaise with every single project email list for
each OSGeo-Live release. So we require a volunteer (or two) to take
responsibility for liaising between OSGeo-Live and the project's
communities. This volunteer will be responsible for ensuring the install
scripts and English documentation are updated by someone for each
OSGeo-Live release. Also test that the installed application and
Quickstart documentation works as expected on release candidate releases
of OSGeo-Live. Who will act as the project's liaison person.
-- liaison person is Jan Drewnak (j.drewnak at 52north.org)

* OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
*# Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
*# Install .deb files from a PPA
*# Write a custom install script
:Can you please discuss how your application will be installed.
-- Application is installed by script that copies the applications war
file into a tomcat webapp folder

* OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run in
512 Meg of RAM?
-- definitely

* How much disk space will be required to install the application and a
suitable example application?
-- about 35 MB

* We aim to reduce disk space by having all applications make use of a
common dataset. We encourage applications to make use of the example
datasets already installed:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets If
another dataset would be more appropriate, please discuss here. Is it
appropriate, to remove existing demo datasets which may already be
included in the standard release.
-- datasets not needed; data that comes with application has very small
footprint (couple of kB)

* In past releases, we have included Windows and Mac installers for some
applications. It is likely we won't have space for these in future
releases. However, if there is room, would you be wishing to include
Windows and/or Mac installers?
-- No

Jan Drewnak
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Martin-Luther-King-Weg 24
48155 Muenster

Tel.: +49 (0)251 7474- 432
Fax: +49 (0)251 396 371- 11

drewnak at 52north.org

General Managers: Dr. Albert Remke, Dr. Andreas Wytzisk
Local Court Muenster HRB 10849

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