[SAC] www.gdal.org web site

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Sun Mar 18 13:35:02 EDT 2007

Frank, are you tied to the branding of www.gdal.org, or could you be convinced to have it redirect to gdal.osgeo.org.  This wouldn't necessitate using Drupal; it could still be on the download.osgeo.org server serving Doxygen content.


From: sac-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of Frank Warmerdam
Sent: Sun 2007-03-18 10:02 AM
To: System Administration Committee Discussion/OSGeo
Subject: [SAC] www.gdal.org web site 


The contract for the machine I host www.gdal.org at iweb.ca is coming up
for renewal and in order to save roughly $1200 USD per year, I'd like to
migrate to OSGeo/telascience hardware.  The services I currently host are:

1) www.gdal.org - a doxygen generated website + the primary download directory.
                   this includes the fwtools download area.

2) maps.gdal.org - a few datasets made available through MapServer via WMS,
                    and WCS (SRTM30, and a big landsat mosaic of south america)
                    This isn't critical, but some of my test scripts do run
                    against it.
3) some bittorrent peering for geotorrent.org.

4) home.gdal.org - my personal web site which I'll move to a shared hosting
                    service I've been paying for and not using for a while
                    (one of those $10/month type services).

I have created a trac ticket to track this task:


My main question(s) are:

  o Where should we put these services?  I'm thinking putting it www.gdal.org
    on the same blade as download.osgeo.org would be convenient from my point
    of view.

  o Is there an issue with migrating over maps.gdal.org and the bittorrent
    peering?  This duplicates work done by the geodata group.  I could
    actually just decommission this if it doesn't fit the model well.

I expect Mateusz and I will do the bulk of the actual migration work.

BTW, I'd also like to transfer control of the gdal.org domain to OSGeo
at some point.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org <http://osgeo.org/> 

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