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Intro to free and open source software for geospatial

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2. Who we are?
  3. 3. Who you are?
  4. 4. Summer School Details
  5. 5. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Program Agenda (schedule example)
  6. 6. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Where to? CoffeCoffe BreaksBreaks: Guided TourGuided Tour: LunchLunch: DinnerDinner:
  7. 7. Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  8. 8. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 What is Free Software? Free software is...
  9. 9. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 What is Free and Open Source Software?
  10. 10. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 A software to be considered as a Free Software, must guarantee: Freedom #0: Freedom to run the program for any purpose Freedom #1: Freedom to study how the program works, and change to make it do what you wish
  11. 11. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 A software to be considered as a Free Software, must guarantee: Freedom #2: Freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor Freedom #3: Freedom to redistribute copies of your modified version to others (benefit for the communities)
  12. 12. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 «Free not as in a Free Beer» Free software is a matter of freedom, not price The term “free software” is sometimesThe term “free software” is sometimes misunderstood – it has nothing to do withmisunderstood – it has nothing to do with price. It is about freedomprice. It is about freedom [...][...] (R.Stallman)
  13. 13. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html
  14. 14. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013
  15. 15. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 GNU General Public License, v3, 2007 [...] When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom not price. Our General Public License are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for them if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs, and that you know you can do these things [...] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
  16. 16. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants” Image of Jens Auer on Flickr (CC-BY_NC_SA)
  17. 17. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Why developing in the open?* Transparency leads to trust -> anyone can inspect the project Transparency leads to quality -> developers know anyone can see their work Transparency leads to feedback -> anyone can study and suggest improvements Transparency leads to prestige -> good work can be recognized by peers * Jesus M. González Barahona (@jgbarah), Free software development in the open, VII Jornadas de SIG Libre, Girona, 2013
  18. 18. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Open source is taking over the software world, survey says: Source: pcworld.com
  19. 19. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 ... in summary... * 4 freedoms: use, modify, redistribute copies, redistribute changes * F1 & F3 needs to access the source code * Is not the same: -- Free software -- Privative Software -- Open Source Software -- Commercial Software Resources: -- The Cathedral and the Bazaar (E.S. Raymon, 1999) -- Free Software, Free Society (Richard M. Stallman)
  20. 20. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Introduction to Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
  21. 21. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 “The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), is a non-profit and non-governmental organization whose mission is to support the development of open geospatial technologies and data, and promote its widespread use.” OSGeo (“the leader organization that promotes OS for Geospatial”) provide: * Financial * Organizational /Technical SUPPORT * Legal ... to the Open Source Community for GIS ...
  22. 22. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo : -> Started in February 20062006 -> Legally registered in Delaware, US -> Everyone is a volunteervolunteer -> Funded by sponsorshipsponsorship
  23. 23. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo Goals (Jeff McKenna, OSGeo President, 2013): ● Provision of resourcesresources ● Promote freely available datadata ● Promote project useuse in industry ● Encourage the use of standardsstandards ● Provide a common brand of qualityquality
  24. 24. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo Goals (Jeff McKenna, OSGeo President, 2013): ● Make software more accessibleaccessible to users ○ Provide installers ● Provide support for OSGeo software use in educationeducation ● Encourage cooperationcooperation between different OSGeo communities: ○ Java <--> C++ && GNU/Linux <--> Windows
  25. 25. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo Goals (Jeff McKenna, OSGeo President, 2013): ● Support use and development in the worldwideworldwide communitycommunity ● Operate annual FOSS4GFOSS4G Conference ● Award the Sol KatzSol Katz award for service to the community
  26. 26. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo is: Community of Communities A common voice 19 + 8
  27. 27. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo as a “UNITY” GFOSS unites different types of people GFOSS unites different types of projects GFOSS unitesunites and empowersempowers people & projects! “ OSGeo works because you participate in the IT process! Participation includes: -> using, -> learning and then -> contributing back to the community... “ A. Christl, 2008-2012 OSGeo President
  28. 28. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Committees Committees Committees Board of 9 Directors and President Local ChaptersLocal ChaptersLocal Chapters Officers Officers 25 Officers Local ChaptersLocal ChaptersFoundation Projects Committees Committees Committees elected by Membership145 Charter Members Charter Members vote represent Sponsors OSGeo's Structure
  29. 29. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo projects in detail... Data access libraries Data analysis/processing libraries Desktop GIS & image analysis Webmapping frameworks Metadata catalogs ... open standards ... Other projects -> Books, Education, GeoData, journal, Blog, Local Chapters, ...
  30. 30. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 GeoMoose MapServer GeoServer degree geomajas MapFish MapGuide OS OpenLayers Mapbender MapBuilder Team Engine ZOO-Project GRASS GIS gvSIG Quantum GIS Opticks Marble FDO PostGIS MetaCRS GeoTools GDAL/OGR GEOS OSSIM rasdaman Geonetwork pycsw OSGeo The Projects
  31. 31. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo in numbers (2012/13) 19.16019.160 subscribers 197197 mailing lists 12.81112.811 registered users (OSGeo wiki) 2.7832.783 pages on the OSGeo wiki 1.480.0001.480.000 Google hits for “osgeo” +16M+16M Lines of code
  32. 32. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo in numbers (2012/3) 743743 contributors 2727 Projects (adopted + incubation)
  33. 33. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo on the Internet: Official Website: http://www.osgeo.org/ Wiki page: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page Blog: http://planet.osgeo.org Mailing List: http://www.osgeo.org/content/faq/mailing_lists.html IRC: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/IRC Journal: http://www.osgeo.org/journal Local Chapters: http://www.osgeo.org/content/chapters/index.html
  34. 34. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 OSGeo on the Internet: OSGeo LiveDVD: http://live.osgeo.org/en/index.html
  35. 35. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 GFOSS and State of the Art: Projects and “Relations”
  36. 36. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013
  37. 37. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013
  38. 38. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 ICA-OSGeo Labs Network
  39. 39. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 ICA-OSGeo Labs Network Goals: -- Goal #1: Establishing research and trainingtraining opportunitiesopportunities in open source GIS -- Goal #2: Provide a worldwide learninglearning platformplatform -- Goal #3: Build teaching and researchresearch infrastructureinfrastructure worldwide
  40. 40. Open Web Services and Web Mapping Applications Summer School 2013 Thanks for your attention... ...and enjoy the Summer School!

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