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Mapbender becomes first approved OSGeo project

News Date: 
15 Jul 2006
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Congratulations to all the contributors to Mapbender, which has become the first project to emerge from OSGeo's rigorous "incubation" process and become an official OSGeo project.

This is the culmination of several months of activity, including a detailed review of software origins and licenses, community function and governance and software development methodologies. With Mapbender's adoption by the OSGeo board, the chair of the Mapbender Product Steering Committee, Uli Rothstein, becomes OSGeo Vice-President - Mapbender.

Read more about Mapbender and the incubation process...

Incubation Process Approved

News Date: 
23 Jun 2006
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The OSGeo board has approved a detailed procedure for incubation of projects. Incubation is the process of reviewing incoming projects, and applying OSGeo guidelines for governance, copyright and license vetting and development techniques.

Approval of this process paves the way for founding OSGeo projects to complete incubation once they have fulfilled all the requirements. It also opens the incubator to new project applications. The incubation process is managed by the Incubation Committee.

OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors Election Results

News Date: 
18 Mar 2006
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The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is pleased to announce the results of the election to fill the four remaining seats on the OSGeo Board of Directors. This election is another significant step in the development of OSGeo. As many members of the community stated, the slate of nominees was extremely strong and it was a difficult task to choose from among them.

With 97% of the OSGeo voting membership submitting ballots, the following persons have been elected to the board:

  • Mark Lucas
  • Dave McIllhagga
  • Venkatesh Raghavan
  • Jo Walsh

OSGeo would like to thank all of the members of the community for their participation in this process, and we especially thank all of the candidates for their willingness to volunteer their time and effort to the Foundation.

OSGeo Foundation Board of Directors

News Date: 
14 Mar 2006
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The nomination period for adding seats to the board of directors is now complete. The nominations have been certified and a call for a vote by elected members will be announced in the discuss@mail.osgeo.org email list soon. Please study the nominations list carefully and make an informed vote.

OSGeo Foundation statement on supporting publicgeodata.org

News Date: 
12 Mar 2006
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Summary: In the domain of cartography and geospatial analysis, the term "Open Source" has an important meaning not simply for software, but for data, as well. In the absence of detailed and comprehensive data to work with, the utility of geospatial software becomes drastically reduced. The current petition at http://petition.publicgeodata.org/ aims at rejecting the directive proposal by the European Parliament. The INSPIRE Directive risks holding back the economic and social potential in maps and location-based technology in Europe by many years. The OSGeo Foundation supports the petition at publicgeodata.org. Read more...

Second set of voting members decided on

News Date: 
4 Mar 2006
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After an open nomination process and a vote by the existing membership, the total number of voting members was raised to 45.

See the announcement.