[Live-demo] Reducing scope of OSGeo-Live for next 11.0 release

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Mon Apr 17 14:40:25 PDT 2017

Reducing scope of OSGeo-Live for next 11.0 release

18 April 2017

For our next OSGeo-Live release, 11.0, we propose to reduce the number 
of packages included, and only support a 64 bit distribution, (32 bit 
will be built but not tested or officially supported).

Factors leading to this suggestion include:
1. Some projects have dwindling communities and momentum.
2. Increased OSGeo-Live scope has increased our core maintenance and 
3. Reduced engagement from projects (partly due to less core time spent 
reaching out to projects)
4. Missing our first release milestone in 9 years.

 From our options of reduce quality, become more efficient, increase 
volunteer engagement, find a sponsor to support core activities, and 
reduce scope, reducing scope is our most viable and acceptable option. 
Other ideas are welcomed.

Questions we will ask in assessing which projects to keep include:
1. Is there an ACTIVE OSGeo-Live liaison person/people for the project? 
Prior list is copied to "Contact" column at: 
2. Has the Project Overview and Quickstart been reviewed and are they 
current and complete?
3. Do OpenHub metrics reflect an active and healthy community: 
4. Is the project being updated on OSGeo-Live with each release?

Key Milestones
  5-Jun-2017	OSGeo-Live Feature Freeze (final application versions 
19-Jun-2017	OSGeo-Live delivered to UAT (final application versions 
installed - Beta stage)
24-Jul-2017	OSGeo-Live Final ISO
14-Aug-2017 FOSS4G 2017 Boston

full schedule:

About OSGeo-Live
OSGeo-Live (http://live.osgeo.org) is a Lubuntu (http://lubuntu.net) 
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.

Greetings from th OSGeo-Live Team!


Astrid Emde
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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