[Live-demo] Mass production of OSGeo Live USB - any SMEs providing this ?

Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Tue Apr 18 07:29:50 PDT 2017


We’ve been making Thumb drives for a few years now and DVDs before that.  We’ve been making the Thumb Drives by hand on our own, which is a bit of time and effort to complete.  We’ve been handling this for our own promotional purposes of OSGeo, etc and have only been building less than 75 at a time.

We’ve also installed some of the OSGeo-Live apps on a Raspberry Pi to good effect, but we haven’t tried a whole Live install on a PI yet, but all indications are that it would (mostly) work.  The Short answer is, we’ve figure out the mechanics of this, but the writing of the actual hardware would require some funding to complete as a repeatable process.


On Apr 18, 2017, at 9:19 AM, Bas Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl<mailto:sebastic at xs4all.nl>> wrote:

On 2017-04-18 15:55, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) wrote:
Just to add to the mix, and stir the pot somewhat, an idea to consider
on this . . . what about . . .
having some sort of support stack/infrastructure in place for
providing the OSGeo-Live as a bunch of different devices and
(portable) services.  For example,
 *   Generating the Thumb Drives
    *   These should be generated as needed, based on our usage
locally for different events.  When we don’t end up using some of them
at a particular event, we end up re-writing them with the newer
version of OSGeo-Live for the next event.  Not really an economically
sound model.
 *   Setting up something like a Raspberry Pi with OSGeo-Live.
Possibly for resale, certainly as a download for other to install.
 *   Setting up a Cloud (OSGE Certified?!) version of OSGe-Live
 *   As has been mentioned before, an application picker for
installation of software would go a long ways.
    *   There’s a bit of effort required for this one I’ll grant you,
but it would certainly go along was toward promoting OSGeo.
 *   Cloud service(s) version of OSGeo.
 *   Setting up a Docker . . .
Well you get the idea,  if your going to pay for something, may as
well go for broke.  You end up with a one stop shop and possibly a
container of sorts for other projects to add in their own dedicated
versions of the same sort of devices/services.

Are you volunteering to implement any of the above?

These are good suggestions, but without people to do the work it will never materialize.

OSGeo-Live is understaffed as it is, see also:


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