[Live-demo] OGC Documentation and OSGeo Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 03:08:48 PST 2015

The OGC Technical Committee technical meeting started today, and I had 
the great pleasure in meeting many people face-to-face, whom I 
previously only knew by email address, as well as catch up with many I 
hadn't seen for years.

Of relevance to this thread was that Scott Simmons presented on his 
hopes to make OGC standards much more readable and usable.

As mentioned, I'm keen to see the OGC documentation to dove-tail with 
OSGeo-Live documentation.
In particular, I suggest that the OGC might want to consider using a 
similar development process to OSGeo-Live, writing a template, then 
inviting the community to help write the documentation, then applying a 
review cycle, then offering the docs to be translated.

Community building process is described here:

Our documentation writing process is here:

Docs here:


We are in the process of defining what will be included for OSGeo-Live 9.5.
Maybe for this release we can aim to get one exemplar standard written 
up, possibly more, which can then be reviewed and refined for future 
releases, and used as a template for other standards.

Warm regards,
Cameron Shorter

On 23/11/2015 6:18 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> We are starting the build cycle for version 9.5 of the OSGeo-Live [1] 
> DVD/USB/VM which will be released in March 2016, ready for several 
> special events, including FOSS4G-NA, FOSSGIS (Salzburg, Austria), 
> among others.
> We would like to hear from anyone wishing to add new projects to 
> OSGeo-Live, anyone wishing to extend or add translations, or anyone 
> who has ideas on how we should shape the upcoming release.
> Key Milestones
> 11 Jan 2016 All new applications installed, most old applications updated
> 01 Feb 2016 Feature Freeze (all apps updated)
> 15 Feb 2016 User Acceptance Test (all apps installed and working)
> 21 Mar 2016 Final ISO sent to printers
> About OSGeo-Live
> OSGeo-live is a Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source 
> Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can 
> use OSGeo-Live to try a wide variety of open source geospatial 
> software without installing anything.
> [1] http://live.osgeo.org

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