But what about the Open Source Geospatial Foundation itself? There have been a number of very good takes on the value of Foundations in fostering open source:
- The next step in the evolution of open source geospatial software - Apache Foundation and corporate engagement (Between the Poles - Geoff Zeiss)
- The world's largest open source projects are governed by non-profit foundations (Between the Poles - Geoff Zeiss)
- The Rise and Evolution of the Open Source Software Foundation (Stephen R. Walli)
OSGeo Incubation - Start of Something SpatialThis presentation is my take on the OSGeo and it is unabashed in its "pro project" viewpoint. The basic structure is taken from the OSGeo incubation checklist, but it is really a shout out to projects about the benefits of joining a Foundation (any a Foundation) and why OSGeo should be on their list.
The presentation runs through the expectations the Foundation for joining projects and gave me a chance to talk about what we are trying to accomplish (mostly with respect to trust).
As part of the User-friendly Desktop GIS (uDig) project I have been watching the LocationTech industry working group set up, and was able to offer a small teaser in anticipation of the group making
its formal debut.
Thanks for keeping pace with this week of Latinoware 2012 blog posts, normal service will resume shortly:
- QuantumGIS and GeoServer workshops at Latinoware
- OSGeo Live Latinoware 2012 (slides)
- State of GeoServer 2012 (slides)
- State of GeoTools 2012 (slides)
Once again thanks Latinoware 2012 for having me, and to Rafael Soto for facilitating. I would really like to see a FOSS4G held in the Brasil, especially given the excellent oragisation (and enthusiasm) shown at this event.
Also thanks to my employer LISAsoft for giving me a a chance to write up my experience. If you are looking into open source spatial, give us a shout.