[Live-demo] [Ubuntu] UbuntuGIS - Google Summer of Code

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 09:48:16 PDT 2013

Hi Alan and welcome Jerome!

Exciting news.
I am forwarding this e-mail to the OSGeoLive list.


On 06/05/2013 07:22 PM, Alan Boudreault wrote:
> Hi all,
> As some of you may already know, we got a OSGeo Google Summer of Code 
> slot for UbuntuGIS. I'd like to introduce Jérome Vileneuve Larouche (a 
> student at The University of Québec at Chicoutimi) You may already 
> have seen his name on the list since he was working part time with 
> Mapgears during the last year. As the mentor of the project, I'm going 
> to work with Jérome to update and improve UbuntuGIS.
> The main goals of the project is to:
> - Train the student to be comfortable with debian/ubuntu packaging.
> - Provide the UbuntuGIS-Stable Upgrade (biannual upgrade)
> - Provide packages for Ubuntu Raring.
> - Update UbuntuGIS unstable packages with all latest softwares 
> (Collaborate and contribute to DebianGIS)
> - Collaborate with the user on the mailing list to be aware of the 
> known issues and  provide new package and/or fixes
> - Provide upstream patches to various osgeo projects.
> - Create a new repository for debian stable (7.0) with all current 
> up-to-date packages
> - Create more documentation for users and new contributors. (Howtos, 
> tutorial)
> - Collaborate with the OSGeo LiveDVD project (more packaging for their 
> setup?)
> We would be happy to hear comments/suggestions from the community to 
> improve UbuntGIS.
> Best Regards,
> Alan

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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