[Live-demo] Could we make OSGeo and OSGeo-Live available as remote desktops from the cloud?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 13:14:37 PST 2017

Does anyone have experience or suggestions in getting OSGeo packages 
(ideally OSGeo-Live) working as a remote desktop from a cloud platform?

As per Chris Barnett's emails, the FOSS4G 2017 would like to get it 
working for the global FOSS4G.

On 3/2/17 2:38 am, Chris Barnett wrote:
> OSGeo-Live USB sticks will be available to [FOSS4G 2017] workshop 
> participants, but we’d also like to make cloud-based instances 
> available via remote desktop. I’ve run into a couple of technical 
> issues with this and think it would be very useful to draw on your 
> collective knowledge and experience. What would be the best/most 
> appropriate way to go about this?
On 4/2/17 4:08 am, Chris Barnett wrote:
> I’m really just at the phase of ascertaining feasibility. My attempt 
> to import the OSGeo Live VM to AWS failed because the AWS import 
> process didn’t support Lubuntu. I think that I probably can get it to 
> work on other cloud hosts, but I haven’t had a chance to test yet. For 
> remote access to the desktop I’ve been using xrdp and tigervnc. This 
> also looks like an interesting option: 
> http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/, as it allows remote access via 
> the browser.
> I think it would be fantastic if a cloud version could be reused 
> beyond FOSS4G. Something like a docker image could be a nice solution, 
> as it would be portable across many cloud providers and could also be 
> installed locally.

On 3/2/17 6:25 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> With regards to getting OSGeo-Live working in the cloud, I think that 
> would be an excellent goal to work on. Back in 2009 some people did 
> actually get OSGeo-Live working on one of the early cloud platforms 
> (called click2try which is now out of business). 
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Release_35
Cameron Shorter
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