Tuesday 12 March 2019

Google Season of Docs Announced

Google has just launched a Season of Docs program, designed to bring open source and technical writer communities together, to the benefit of both. Awesome! I reckon our OSGeo projects should get involved, and I'm personally keen to be part of it. Anyone else want to join me?

Sunday 3 March 2019

Starting build cycle for OSGeoLive 13.0

Are you interested in joining our Open Source GIS experience? The build cycle for the next OSGeoLive release 13.0, is going to start. The final version is planned to be ready on 30th July 2019 in time for FOSS4G 2019 in Bucharest. Have a look at our schedule for the detailed steps.
Till then we have many challenges - from simple to challenging, to help describe and train people in the value of Open Source GIS.
For this release, we hope to help OSGeo Community projects join OSGeoLive, and work out how we can keep within our size constraints.
We'd love to build a cloud version of OSGeoLive for this release. It would make OSGeoLive, and OSGeo software much more accessible. It seems elusively achievable, but we haven't worked it out yet. If you think you could help, we'd love to hear from you.

Get involved

Are you a programmer or packager with experience in one of the Open Source GIS applications. Are you a technical writer interested in making FOSS4G accessible to all? Are you interested in helping update translations to latest documents on Transifex.

Contact us

If you would like to add a new project, help us to get in the cloud or have another goal you would like to work on and get involved you are very welcome.

Please join the OSGeoLive mailing list or meet us on IRC at our weekly meeting.

About OSGeoLive

OSGeoLive is a ​Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeoLive to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.