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Presented at the Osaka City University Incubator Launch, in Osaka Japan, on 03/02/2010

Presented at the Osaka City University Incubator Launch, in Osaka Japan, on 03/02/2010

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  • - about me: - MapServer Project Steering Committee - OSGeo Board of Directors, 2009 - Maintainer of MS4W/OSGeo4W - chair of the international FOSS4G committee
  • - Gateway Geomatics - formed 2008 - focus on assisting organizations publish spatial information to the Internet
  • - Lunenburg – World Heritage site - one hour drive from Halifax - cold weather
  • - Osaka Japan
  • why?
  • - freely distributed software - for geomatics/geosciences/GIS
  • - MapServer software example - developers and documenters work all around the world to produce the software
  • - non-profit organization - formed in 2006 - goal is to promote development and use of FOSS4G - all members are volunteers, except one
  • - - - osgeo structure
  • - annual OSGeo event - name orginated with the GRASS users conference in 2004
  • - and what?
  • -
  • - add local internationalization ability to OSGeo projects on Windows (MapServer, GRASS, QGIS) - add translated documentation - create local tutorials
  • - example
  • - japanese
  • - english only
  • - japanese
  • - documentation
  • - last year's event was in Canada - MapServer, PostGIS, GDAL, GeoServer
  • - satellite code sprint, here at OCU
  • - most of those requirements are recommended (first 2 points are required) -

Fostering FOSS4G through International Collaboration Fostering FOSS4G through International Collaboration Presentation Transcript

    • Fostering FOSS4G through
    • International Collaboration
      Jeff McKenna OSGeo, Board of Directors
  •  
  • Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Osaka, Japan
  • And?
    • Free and Open Source Software
    • for Geospatial
    • Demonstration: Collaborating on
    • An Open Software Project
    • www.osgeo.org
  • Board of Directors Executive Director Local Chapters Officers Officers Officers Loc Chapters Foundation Projects Committees
  •  
  • Why are you really here?
  • Project Sponsor Project Partners
      International Project
  • Project Goal: Improve the OSGeo Windows installer (OSGeo4W) through Internationalization
      International Project
    • OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • OSGeo4W Internationalization
  • Is that all of the Collaboration?
  • 20/02/2010
      New York City Code Sprint
  • 20/02/2010
      OCU Code Sprint
  • Ok, so you like to sit in front of a computer on Saturday night?
  • OSGeo Japan Local Chapter
    • Possibly the most active chapter
    • Brings international representatives to JP every year
    • Recommendation:
      • Be more visible outside of JP
      • FOSS4G 201x international?
  • Did someone say “Party”?
  • OSGeo.JP Bike
  • OSGeo.JP Phone
  • OSGeo.JP Cafe
    • Thank you!
      Jeff McKenna OSGeo, Board of Directors
  • Requirements to Become an OSGeo Project
    • Code is under an OSI approved license
    • Geospatial software
    • Mature software
    • Substantial user community
    • Diverse developer community
    • Support relative standards
    • Links to existing OSGeo projects
    ( see: http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/evaluation.html)