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

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Apr 18 07:48:57 PDT 2017

OSGeo Live is one of the excellent success stories of OSGeo and it is important as a community we need to pool our ideas/resources for not only keeping building upon this but expanding for the future. Hence i put this in the wider lists to stimulate ideas. For example at the recent RDA meetings in Barcelona , i started pushing for getting sponsors to fund dedicate staff time for OSGeo Live educational materials for UN and other training/capacity development needs  [1] and i will keep pushing this through all my contacts .

The ideas put by Brian are excellent for the industry/SME ecosystem of OSGeo to start exploring and expanding. For example Cloud service(s) version of OSGeo. Time for online version of QGIS has come (it will be better than Arcgisonline or other properitery ones). QGISOnline will be a true open platform .


[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/live-demo/2017-March/012009.html

From: Live-demo <live-demo-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Bas Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl>
Sent: 18 April 2017 3:19 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions; live-demo
Subject: Re: [Live-demo] Mass production of OSGeo Live USB - any SMEs providing this ?

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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