[Live-demo] Retire MapTiler from OSGeo-Live

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 14:50:05 PST 2015

On 02/07/2015 12:06 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi Angelos, Hamish and others,
> I'm +1 for removal of MapTiler from OSGeo-Live based on:
> 1. Request from the project owner to be removed
> 2. No change to released version of MapTiler to osgeolive since 
> osgeolive 3.0 (5 years ago)
This is not true, Hamish did offer to maintain gdal2tiles.py for 
OSGeoLive 8.0 so that it would work with MapTiler.
> 3. As far as I can see, it looks like maptiler has moved to a pay for 
> service business model: http://www.maptiler.com/pricing/
> However, I'd welcome input from others and happy to be convinced 
> otherwise.
Unless I hear from Hamish or the GSoC mentor of MapTiler, I am going to 
veto the removal.

> On 7/02/2015 8:52 am, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>> Hi Cameron,
>> There was a discussion about this some versions back.
>> We had suggested to remove MapTiler back then for the same reasons too.
>> The situation is a bit more complex AFAIK: I think it was Hamish who 
>> reported that the original MapTiler application was developed under 
>> OSGeo Google Summer of Code and as such we should try to keep the 
>> open source version alive.
>> I am -0 to remove it, until we consult Hamish or someone involved in 
>> GSoC regarding the copyrights of the results.
>> Best,
>> Angelos
> On 7/02/2015 8:22 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> On 7/02/2015 7:24 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> I've had a request from the MapTiler project to have it removed from 
>>> OSGeo-Live.
>>> I've raised a ticket:
>>> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1467
>>> I'll look after updating the docs.
>> Docs updated.
>> Angelos, I'll let you comment MapTiler out of the main.sh script.

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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