[Live-demo] [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo-Live 6.5 on VM Depot

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu May 30 12:52:14 PDT 2013


If you write a quickstart we can grant you access to commit it to the 
svn repository directly (see 
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Subversion). Or you can send 
the file to the OSGeo Live mailing list ( 
http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo) or attach it to a 
ticket ( http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ )

Copying this to the OSGeo Live list where we should continue the discussion.


On 05/30/2013 10:00 AM, Ramirez, Paul M (398J) wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> Will definitely let the community know when this is done. Fairly certain
> we'll have a quick start on how to do get the VM going and if you guys
> want to add this documentation upstream in the site that would be great,
> are you the person to send that type of information to? This is something
> that will get done in the next few weeks on the VM Depot side.
> If we run into any snafus with the VM format that can't be overcome fairly
> easily I'll take you up on the offer. If we end up changing the VM format
> we'll push that upstream too.
> Thanks,
> Paul Ramirez
> On 5/30/13 8:39 AM, "Alex Mandel" <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
>> On 05/30/2013 07:10 AM, Ramirez, Paul M (398J) wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Not sure who to ask but figured this list could provide some insight.
>>> I'd like to take the OSGeo-Live [1] and make it available on VM Depot
>>> [2] run by Microsoft Open Tech. VM Depot is really just a community
>>> catalog of VMs that could  be easily spun up on Microsoft Azure. I would
>>> eventually like to do the same on Amazon but for now this work aligns
>>> with other efforts in my day job. It don't think there will be that much
>>> effort involved in doing this but I wanted to make sure that this wasn't
>>> already done by someone and that it was okay to essentially redistribute
>>> this work.
>>> The intended purpose of this is to help make it easier for some NASA
>>> Earth Science people I work with to have a platform to explore these
>>> technologies. We would eventually extend on this VM with  ways to
>>> interact with NASA services/examples but figured this was an easy way to
>>> get bootstrapped. The other motivation we have is to infuse FOSS4G
>>> technologies into our data systems so this seemed like an avenue to do
>>> such a thing.
>>> A little background on me. I was lucky enough to be able to participate
>>> on the planning committee for this years FOSS4G NA but unfortunately
>>> sequestered and unable to attend. Currently, I'm helping lead some
>>> working groups within NASA that focus on Geospatial efforts so my
>>> motivation there is to help tie that community to this one. I've worked
>>> for NASA for quite some time but over the last 2 years have become
>>> passionate about the open source efforts in the geospatial community.
>>> Essentially, I really want to make sure that I credit OSGeo and all the
>>> people that did the work but at the same time not infringe on their
>>> efforts in any way. Any pointers, thoughts, concerns, etc. would be
>>> greatly appreciated.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Paul Ramirez
>>> [1] http://live.osgeo.org/en/index.html
>>> [2] http://vmdepot.msopentech.com/List/Index
>> It is absolutely ok to distribute. I don't think anyone has done it yet,
>> so you should and post back with the info for the community. We can even
>> add a link in the documentation about how to create a VM on Azure based
>> on the upload. We have talked about an EC2 instance also but no one has
>> done that yet either.
>> Let us know if you need anything, ie the VM drive in another format...
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
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