[Live-demo] recognizing software foundations and associations

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 09:45:21 PDT 2017

I like the idea to include the various cloud processing technologies 
Just remember that we used to list projects in our documents that were 
Windows-only and were not included in the disk.
We could do something similar (perhaps with a link and access 
credentials to an online demo).



On 06/17/2017 08:54 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I also acknowledge that I am on the steering committee of LocationTech.
> Marc has encouraged LocationTech projects (such as JTS, Spatial4J, uDig) to
> take part in OSGeo Live. I was also not sure if there is a way to list the
> various cloud processing technologies - which are an important part of our
> larger open source spatial ecosystem - but understandably hard to demo
> offline.
> If you have any questions on the relationship between LocationTech and
> OSGeo please speak with Michael Smith (who is the OSGeo representative with
> LocationTech).
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 17 June 2017 at 10:47, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Cameron has also passed on my request to brand projects with their
>> respective association if applicable. Examples include: LocationTech,
>> KDE.org, gvSIG Association, QGIS.org association, Natural Earth, OGC and
>> others?
>> My reasoning as an OSGeo board member is based on our goals at OSGeo, of
>> not only promoting open source, but going beyond to promoting an open
>> approach to software development.
>> The key difference between the community projects (that are open source)
>> and our osgeo projects - is that they are subject to additional standards
>> and expectations defined by our organization. Our OSGeo standards, as we
>> recently witnessed with rasdaman, can be very hard to meet. By contrast
>> projects such as marble have been subject to very high standards as part of
>> their participation in KDE.org (making meeting our OSGeo requirements
>> rather easy by comparison).
>> A project that has joined a foundation, or created its own association, is
>> making a far stronger commitment to both itself and its users then one that
>> is simply placed on github. We want to promote this level of maturity where
>> we can - one way to do so is support the work of others in the software
>> development field that sare making a difference.
>> I also wanted to ask what the osgeo live relationship is with OSM and
>> naturalearthdata.com? Both of these represent vibrant partnerships around
>> data, rather than projects and I wondered if we could recognize them in a
>> similar fashion?
>> This discussion is not limited to the OSGeo live project, the website has
>> a page for partners which will feature many of the organizations listed
>> above and their relationship with OSGeo.
>> - https://projects.invisionapp.com/d/#/console/10783291/237925202/preview
>> - https://projects.invisionapp.com/d/#/console/10783291/237925201/preview
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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