[Live-demo] Another OSGeo-Live BoF at FOSS4G today after OSGeo AGM

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 10:47:29 PDT 2013

Hi all,

What an exciting OSGeoLive BOF meeting at FOSS4G!
Even though we did not manage to meet for a second time, we did join the 
Edu BOF and lots of ideas came from that direction too.

Summing up:

1. Documentation.
     - Many expressed that translation process is not working as it 
should (outdated pages get published, tracking outdated pages in not 
possible with stats page etc). It has been proposed to use something 
like Transifex to manage our translations. Also, outdated pages should 
be blocked by the system from being released.
     - Education is an important goal for OSGeoLive, we need to find a 
way for ICA-OSGeo Labs to be able to add new tutorials, workshop 
material etc. We should probably re-think this download launcher we have 
at the Live desktop and make it work again... perhaps pointing to the 
ICA-OSGeo repository.
     - It was proposed to move ALL documentation into debian package(s), 
in order to be able to provide updates to it.
     - PDF creation was discussed in order to provide our docs to 
students as a handbook.
     - Find a way to update and build docs within the Live disk (eg by 
not deleting the svn files)

2. Build/Development:
     - Create Java packages outside Launchpad (using binaries) in order 
to finally make OSGeoLive a meta-package. I was told we will have more 
packagers on this ;) This would enable future OSGeoLive versions to have 
an upgrade path...
     - Create vagrant machines to be able to make debugging easy for the 
     - Cloud deployment of OSGeoLive on Synnefo for demonstration
     - There was a suggestion for full CI solution like Jenkins

3. Code:
     - LOTS of people on the meeting want the project to move on git 
(preferably on an OSGeo infrastructure). I would like to hear them on 
the mailing list too. I am long ago in favor of that switch. It seems I 
am not alone anymore...

4. Data:
     - For 7.5 we should ask all projects to use only common data sets. 
This is a big thing, similar to the Java cleanup we did for 6.0...

5. Distribution:
     - It was suggested that each conference should ask each delegate if 
they want OSGeoLive on a DVD or on a USB drive. If a USB is selected (I 
guess most of them would) then charge a couple of more $ on conference 
registration. Wonderful suggestion IMO
     - There was a suggestion for creating postcards as a marketing 

Lets open the discussion on the above and see what can be done for 7.5


On 09/20/2013 11:37 AM, Astrid Emde wrote:
> Hello,
> yesterday we had a very good meeting with people interested in OSGeo-Live.
> We were more than 15 participant.
> We talked about a lot of topics and nearly missed the Gala dinner ;)
> You find the topics we discussed about on the BoF FOSS4G wiki page:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013_BirdsOfAFeather#OSGeo-Live
> Please add your name if you want.
> TODAY we want to meet again.
> We will meet after the OSGeo GML. We still have to find a room. Yesterday
> it looked like some of you want to discuss more about the documentation
> and about packaging and build process.
> Today from 9-10 we are also invited to the Education and ICA-OSGeo Labs
> meeting
> When - Friday 20th September at 09:00 -10:00 in the GeoCamp Marquee
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013_BirdsOfAFeather#Education_and_ICA-OSGeo_Labs_meeting
> See you in the evening at next OSGeo-Live BoF meeting
> Astrid
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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