Fostering FOSS4G through International Collaboration

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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

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

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