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Fostering FOSS4G through International Collaboration

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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) -
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    • 1.
        Fostering FOSS4G through
      • International Collaboration
        Jeff McKenna OSGeo, Board of Directors
    • 2.  
    • 3. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 4. Osaka, Japan
    • 5. And?
    • 6.
        Free and Open Source Software
      • for Geospatial
    • 7.
        Demonstration: Collaborating on
      • An Open Software Project
    • 8.
        www.osgeo.org
    • 9. Board of Directors Executive Director Local Chapters Officers Officers Officers Loc Chapters Foundation Projects Committees
    • 10.  
    • 11. Why are you really here?
    • 12. Project Sponsor Project Partners
        International Project
    • 13. Project Goal: Improve the OSGeo Windows installer (OSGeo4W) through Internationalization
        International Project
    • 14.
        OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • 15.
        OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • 16.
        OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • 17.
        OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • 18.
        OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • 19.
        OSGeo4W Internationalization
    • 20. Is that all of the Collaboration?
    • 21. 20/02/2010
        New York City Code Sprint
    • 22. 20/02/2010
        OCU Code Sprint
    • 23. Ok, so you like to sit in front of a computer on Saturday night?
    • 24. OSGeo Japan Local Chapter
      • Possibly the most active chapter
      • 25. Brings international representatives to JP every year
      • 26. Recommendation:
        • Be more visible outside of JP
        • 27. FOSS4G 201x international?
    • 28. Did someone say “Party”?
    • 29. OSGeo.JP Bike
    • 30. OSGeo.JP Phone
    • 31. OSGeo.JP Cafe
    • 32.
        Thank you!
        Jeff McKenna OSGeo, Board of Directors
    • 33. Requirements to Become an OSGeo Project
      • Code is under an OSI approved license
      • 34. Geospatial software
      • 35. Mature software
      • 36. Substantial user community
      • 37. Diverse developer community
      • 38. Support relative standards
      • 39. Links to existing OSGeo projects
      ( see: http://www.osgeo.org/incubator/process/evaluation.html)