[DebianGIS-dev] Bug#588812: Debian GIS metapackages available [Was: debian-gis_0.0.1_i386.changes ACCEPTED]

Francesco P. Lovergine frankie at debian.org
Tue Sep 28 12:05:05 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 07:15:59PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 03:12:29PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > tag 588812 moreinfo
> > thanks
> > 
> > > different listservers might make this hard and I do not really want to
> > > put this on you.  But if there would be a reasonable way to do this it
> > > would be probably a good idea.
> > Its no problem to import old mails if the come in a common format like mbox. 
> > 
> > If you really want this list get some seconders and complete the request as
> > listed in: http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/HOWTO_start_list. 
> It has become quite silent about this issue and I can understand
> listmaster to ask for seconders.  So what do you think about my
> suggestions to make Debian GIS more popular than it currently is?  I
> think it is a shame that Debian GIS is quite unknown to potentially
> interested persons and please trust me:  I asked a lot of people when I
> did talks about Blends and mentioned Debian GIS as a potential Blend -
> there was nobody aware of this project whereever I asked.  And there
> where people around which are working with GIS software.  I also
> continue to think that we should try to involve OSM into the Debian
> GIS project.

Even if David is doing a good job currently in the OSM field, OSM does
not cover all aspect of GIS area. Mappers would simply not interested
in maintainance of - just to say - Orfeo toolbox. That said, also
people involved in the GIS area rarely are also interested in
distribution. So, even if DebianGIS project is quite known among
GIS community, there are very few people that are interested in
helping and/or able to use part of their working/free 
time to collaborate.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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