[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #2002: Incubation Application: OSGeo-Live
trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Mon Sep 25 12:15:52 PDT 2017
#2002: Incubation Application: OSGeo-Live
Reporter: kalxas | Owner: jive
Type: task | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone: Unplanned
Component: Incubator | Keywords: incubation, OSGeo-Live
**Please provide the name and email address of the principal Project
Angelos Tzotsos tzotsos AT osgeo DOT org, Cameron Shorter cameron dot
shorter AT gmail DOT com
**Please provide the names and emails of co-project owners (if any).**
Refer to members of the
**Please provide the names, emails and entity affiliation of all official
There are hundreds of them. Refer to
**Please describe your Project.**
OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual
Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open
source geospatial software without installing anything. It includes 50+
Open Source Geospatial applications pre-configured with sample data, 1
page project overviews for each project, and a Quickstart to quickly test
each application. The documentation has been translated into over 10
**Why is OSGeo Incubation good for your project?**
We wish to officially demonstrate the level of quality of the processes
uses to build OSGeo-Live.
**What type of application does this project represent(client, server,
standalone, library, etc.):**
OSGeo-Live is a linux based distribution of OSGeo software.
**Please describe any relationships to other open source projects.**
OSGeo-Live is in communication with all the 50+ projects we package.
**Please describe any relationships with commercial companies or
Numerous organisations provide resources to support OSGeo-Live. These are
listed at: [http://live.osgeo.org/en/sponsors.html]
**Please explain how your project will use an open governance policy,
ensuring decisions are made, documented and adhered to in a public
All decisions are currently made on public email lists or publicly
archived IRC. (There have been a few times where personally, financially,
or politically sensitive matters have been taken off list, but these
situations are rare.)
**Which open source license(s) will the source code be released under?**
The licenses used for the OSGeo-Live build scripts and documentation are:
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License for
Quickstarts, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License for Project
Overviews, LGPL version >=2.1 for the install scripts, One of the OSI
approved Open Source licenses for installed applications, Public domain,
CC-By-SA, and Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) for data
**Please describe the maturity and history of your project. For
* **What is the origin of your project (commercial, experimental, thesis
or other higher education, government, or some other source)?**
OSGeo-Live was initially developed as a promotional distribution for
handing out at FOSS4G conferences and the like, and has since grown,
especially into supporting educational programs.
* **How many people actively contribute (code, documentation, other?) to
the project at this time?**
Literally hundreds of people, as per:
* **How many people have commit access to the source code repository?**
Literally hundreds of people, as per:
* **Approximately how many users are currently using this project?**
Probably tens of thousands of people per year are exposed to OSGeo-Live at
conferences around the world. Download statistics from SourceForge show
around 30000 downloads per release (per 6months)
* **What type of users does your project attract (government, commercial,
hobby, academic research, etc. )?**
Primarily people new to OSGeo software who want to know more.
**Do you wish to host any portion of this project using the OSGeo
infrastructure? If so, what?**
We are already using some of OSGeo hosting, in particular, the OSGeo Issue
tracker. We also use the OSGeo gogs service in parallel with GitHub to
host our source code.
** Does the project support open standards? Which ones and to what extent?
(OGC, w3c, etc.) Has the software been certified to any standard (CITE for
example)? If not, is it the intention of the project owners to seek
certification at some point?**
There are many projects which OSGeo-Live packages which follow OGC
standards. Most OGC standards are covered. To a certain extent, OSGeo-Live
follows debian packaging conventions.
** Is the code free of patents, trademarks, and do you control the
OSGeo-Live is free of patents and trademarks. Copyright is owned by
numerous people and organisations who have contributed to OSGeo-Live.
** Does the project include an automated build and test?**
The build process is mostly automated. Automated testing is not very
feasible for an integration project such as OSGeo-Live, and as such most
testing is manual.
** What language(s) are used in this project? (C/Java/perl/etc)**
Most of OSGeo-Live code is shell scripts for installing applications. The
packages we bundle are written in numerous languages.
** What is the dominant written language (i.e. English, French, Spanish,
German, etc) of the core developers?**
Primary document is English. Documentation is translated into over 10
** What is the (estimated) size of a full release of this project? How
many users do you expect to download the project when it is released?**
Our distribution aims to fit on a 4Gig USB or DVD.
** Do you already have an OSGeo Mentor to guide you through the incubation
Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/2002>
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