[OSGeoLive] OSGeoLive Cloud -- (was Budget 2019)

Brian M Hamlin maplabs at light42.com
Sun Jan 13 19:04:05 PST 2019

for a technical-yet-understandable discussion with a different emphasis 

Your paper from the 13th Python in Science Conference
  titled “BCE: Berkeley’s Common Scientific Compute Environment for 
Research and Education”
  has been assigned the DOI 10.25080/Majora-14bd3278-002
  cheers --Brian

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:04:36 -0800, Brian M Hamlin  wrote:

       Hi All --
>  creating a "OSGeoLive in the Cloud" instance
  It might be said that OSGeoLive is ... 
- a flagship for OSGeo dot org
- a proof-of-work for UbuntuGIS integration
- a service to all of the member software projects, incubated or others
    literally multiplying the leverage of interoperable data 
toolchains when combined
- a service to all of the science communities worldwide, in all major 
human languages
- a service to students of all kinds, in all places touched by technology
  ... others not mentioned
So, what might a "cloud" OSGeoLive be ?   news flash, many 
long-standing projects now
included on OSGeoLive are quite active in the cloud and continue to be.. 
Major cloud players say - Ubuntu OS is the most popular cloud service 
OS by number of customers
OSGeoLive is already an Ubuntu platform project. so .... 
companies handling geospatial data chains are already using directly, 
UbuntuGIS PPA to build... 
Some.. but another fact .. Docker technology easily runs Ubuntu PPA 
systems on a RedHat base, today. 
The Docker container shares the kernel only with the host, while the 
rest of the OS layers are Debian/Ubuntu. 
Is there an economic arguement to be made, with respect to a "cloud" 
OSGeoLive ?
I find many economic arguements to be badly self-contradicting, when 
viewed broadly.. 
The OSGeoLive project has continuity and serious utility.. beyond that, 
opinions vary widely.. 
Is a "cloud" OSGeoLive the right move ?  with what resources ?  open questions
  best regards from Berkeley, California
 -Brian M Hamlin     darkblue_b  dbb

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:23:28 +1100, Cameron Shorter  wrote:

       I'm really hopeful that we'll see some people follow through with
creating a "OSGeoLive in the Cloud" instance which could be spun up and
used during training sessions. (This could be a great Google Season of
Code topic). I think this could be done with free developer AWS
instances, but it would be good to have access to budget if required to
support a first deployment. 

Also, it would be good to have discretionary funding to pay for
OSGeoLive USBs for conferences that ask for it during the year. Maybe do
a print run of 500 to 1000 USBs (That would be 50 to 100 USBs at an
OSGeo table at a conference/workshop/code sprint, for 10 to 20 events). 

On 13/1/19 3:11 am, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
> Hello folks,
> yes - it is time to think about the budget for 2019. 

Cameron Shorter

Brian M Hamlin
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