Introduction to the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation. We review what software foundation (especially industry specific software foundations) are for and how they can help you as a developer. The OSGeo foundation is here to promote mapping, and collaborates with a range of organisations.
In addition to supporting *all* open source mapping, OSGeo recommends projects that have joined the foundation and gone through an incubation process. This process provides the project with an OSGeo badge and the presentation covers what that means to users, the project developers, and finally the foundation.
As an example check out the projects that have completed incubation.
We explore the incubation checklist, and talk about what the incubation committee is looking for at each stage. And have a list of projects currently in incubation.
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