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  • FOSS4G Community

    1. 1. Jeff McKenna Gateway Geomatics Living in the FOSS4G Community 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>OSGeo </li><ul><li>Goals
    3. 3. Sponsors
    4. 4. Structure
    5. 5. Projects </li></ul><li>FOSS4G community </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    6. 6. (based on http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Source_GIS_History) Open Source Geospatial Timeline 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    7. 7. What is OSGeo? <ul><li>Open Source Geospatial Foundation (www.osgeo.org)
    8. 8. A non-profit organization
    9. 9. Legally registered in Delaware, United States
    10. 10. Started in February 2006
    11. 11. Today is the leading voice for free geospatial software
    12. 12. Similar in operation to the Apache Foundation
    13. 13. Everyone is a volunteer, only the Executive Director is employed by the Foundation </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    14. 14. OSGeo's Mission Statement “ To support the development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use.” 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    15. 15. OSGeo Goals (part 1) <ul><li>Provide resources for projects </li><ul><li>Technical
    16. 16. Legal
    17. 17. Funding </li></ul><li>Promote freely available data
    18. 18. Promote project use in industry
    19. 19. Encourage the use of standards
    20. 20. Provide a common brand of quality </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    21. 21. OSGeo Goals (part 2) <ul><li>Make software more accessible to users </li><ul><li>Provide installers </li></ul><li>Provide support for OSGeo software use in education
    22. 22. Encourage cooperation between different OSGeo communities </li><ul><li>Java/C communities
    23. 23. Unix/Windows communities </li></ul></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    24. 24. OSGeo Goals (part 3) <ul><li>Support use and development in the worldwide community
    25. 25. Operate annual FOSS4G conference
    26. 26. Award the Sol Katz award for service to the community </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    27. 27. Sponsors of OSGeo Sustaining sponsors Supporting sponsors Associate sponsors 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    28. 28. OSGeo Structure 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved Board of Directors Executive Director Local Chapters Officers Officers Officers Loc Chapters Foundation Projects Committees
    29. 29. OSGeo Projects (part 1) Web mapping Desktop Web mapping In incubation: deegree In incubation: OSSIM, gvSIG 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved Mapbender MapGuide Open MapServer OpenLayers GRASS Quantum GIS
    30. 30. OSGeo Projects (part 2) Geospatial libraries Metadata Catalog In incubation: GEOS, metaCRS 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved FDO GDAL GeoTools GeoNetwork
    31. 31. Requirements to Become an OSGeo Project <ul><li>Code is under an OSI approved license
    32. 32. Geospatial software
    33. 33. Mature software
    34. 34. Substantial user community
    35. 35. Diverse developer community
    36. 36. Support relative standards
    37. 37. Links to existing OSGeo projects </li></ul>( see: http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/evaluation.html) 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    38. 38. A Project's Steering Committee Each individual project within OSGeo must have a committee that: <ul><li>Makes decisions on changes to the software through a democratic vote
    39. 39. Makes sure proposed changes are documented
    40. 40. Makes sure changes are followed and adopted
    41. 41. Distributes sponsorship funds to developers </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    42. 42. Types of OSGeo Members - Have not registered themselves on osgeo.org site - Have registered themselves on osgeo.org site - Publicly acknowledges their connection to OSGeo - Must be voted in by other Charter members - Have the right to vote in elections of other Charter members and board members 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved Participant Member Charter Member
    43. 43. OSGeo Committees 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved Education Website Conference Finance Board Systems Marketing Public geodata Incubation
    44. 44. Local Chapters In formation: Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Brazilian, Greek, Finland, Portugal, Taiwan 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved Italy Korea China Germany British Columbia Canada Japan French Language India New Mexico United States Poland Ottawa Canada Quebec Canada Japan Korea Japan Twin Cites United States Spanish Language United Kingdom Cascadia
    45. 45. Role of Local Chapters <ul><li>Bring a more local context to OSGeo
    46. 46. Translate documents, websites, software
    47. 47. Provide networking opportunities
    48. 48. Provide training and support to local community
    49. 49. Promote OSGeo through events </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    50. 50. How to Sponsor OSGeo <ul><li>Foundation sponsorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustaining sponsor: 50,000 USD
    51. 51. Principal sponsor: 20,000 USD
    52. 52. Supporting sponsor: 10,000 USD
    53. 53. Associate sponsor: 3,000 USD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project sponsorship
    54. 54. Conference sponsorship </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    55. 55. Current Community 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved OSGeo Stack: Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) 3397 person years Effort $186,820,158 Replacement Cost 200+ Contributors 15 Projects 12,154,652 Source Lines of Code
    56. 56. Source Lines of Code 154,981 Contributors 32 Effort 40 person years Replacement Cost $2,186,828 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) MapServer Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    57. 57. Source Lines of Code 631,287 Contributors 27 Effort 173 person years Replacement Cost $9,540,746 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) GDAL Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    58. 58. Source Lines of Code 517,818 Contributors 60 Effort 140 person years Replacement Cost $7,673,493 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) GRASS Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    59. 59. Source Lines of Code 142,296 Contributors 17 Effort 36 person years Replacement Cost $1,971,363 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) PostGIS Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    60. 60. Source Lines of Code 68,482 Contributors 12 Effort 17 person years Replacement Cost $910,709 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) OpenLayers Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    61. 61. Source Lines of Code 517,818 Contributors 60 Effort 140 person years Replacement Cost $7,673,493 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) QGIS Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    62. 62. Source Lines of Code 3,607,707 Contributors 29 Effort 1054 person years Replacement Cost $57,970,570 Source: http://www.ohloh.net/ (2009-05-07) GeoNetwork Numbers 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    63. 63. Number of users registered in OSGeo email lists. (2009-05-02) 9791 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    64. 64. Number of users registered on the OSGeo Wiki. (2009-05-07) 6,126 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    65. 65. Total pages on the OSGeo Wiki. (2009-05-07) 3,751 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    66. 66. Unique visitors to osgeo.org for the month of April 2009 41,876 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    67. 67. Google hits for “osgeo”. (2009-05-03) 616,000 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    68. 68. OSGIS 2004, Ottawa, Canada In the Beginning... 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    69. 69. FOSS4G Conference <ul><li>Annual event bringing together the OSGeo community
    70. 70. Events have been held in Canada, United States, Switzerland, South Africa
    71. 71. 2009 will be in Australia, and 2010 in Spain
    72. 72. Growth in attendance from ~100 attendees in 2004 to ~1,000 attendees
    73. 73. Large corporate sponsors such as ESRI and Google </li></ul>2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    74. 74. Awarded annually by OSGeo to those that have demonstrated leadership in the community 2006 2007 2008 2005 Frank Warmerdam GDAL Markus Neteler GRASS Steve Lime MapServer Paul Ramsey PostGIS, GEOS, uDig Sol Katz Award 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    75. 75. OK, I see it's an active community, but are there companies offering services around OSGeo projects? 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    76. 76. YES! OSGeo operates a service provider directory: http://www.osgeo.org/search_profile 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    77. 77. Developers / Non-developers: <ul><ul><li>Send an email to the mailing list and introduce yourself </li></ul></ul>Decision makers <ul><ul><li>Contact an OSGeo service provider </li></ul></ul>What Does the Community Need? 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    78. 78. 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
    79. 79. Questions? Jeff McKenna [email_address] Me with the “neogeographers”, October 2008 2009-05-13 | OSGeo 2009. All rights reserved
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