Intro to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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Intro to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation

  1. 1. Introduction to the OpenSource Geospatial Stack Jo Cook: OSGeo Director
  2. 2. Talk Overview• What is Open Source?• What is OSGeo?• What are the key components of the open source geospatial stack?
  3. 3. 10 things you should know about open source software...Paraphrased and reorganised from Directions Magazine(http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-open-source-geospatial-software/233177
  4. 4. “Open source software” refers toany application delivered with anopen source license.
  5. 5. An open source license must meetthe definition developed by theOpen Source Initiative.
  6. 6. Open source software is usuallywritten by a community ratherthan a development teamassociated with a single softwarecompany.
  7. 7. Software developers and softwareusers mix and match open sourceand proprietary software all thetime.
  8. 8. Open source and open standards arenot the same thing
  9. 9. Open source and open data are notthe same thing
  10. 10. Implementing open source softwaremay cost money
  11. 11. The opposite of open source isclosed source or proprietarysoftware, not commercial software
  12. 12. OSGeo is the body for open sourcegeospatial software
  13. 13. Open source software is “just”software.
  14. 14. Open sourcemisconceptions• Its not secure• Its hard to install• Its not professional/proprietary• Theres no support• There are hidden costs• There must be a catch!
  15. 15. Open source software is “just”software.
  16. 16. OSGeo Mission StatementTo support the collaborative development ofopen source geospatial software, and promoteits widespread use.
  17. 17. The Geospatial Stack
  18. 18. Data
  19. 19. Map Servers
  20. 20. Web Services
  21. 21. Web Clients
  22. 22. Desktop Clients
  23. 23. Thank You!www.osgeo.org

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