Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#206 closed task (fixed)

Planet OSGeo RFC

Reported by: Mateusz Łoskot Owned by: Mateusz Łoskot
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: WebSite Keywords: planet blogs community


After some discussion within the community, I'd like to submit to the Website Committee a more official request for comments on the idea of Planet OSGeo.

Currently, there are two geospatial planets on the Web:

  • Planet OSGEO maintained by Chris Schmidt - syndicates OSGeo-oriented blogs

This submission proposes to base on these concepts and move Christopher's planet under the umbrella of OSGeo.

Copy of this document is available at the OSGeo Wiki:

Planet OSGeo

The Planet OSGeo - a website that aggregates blogs of active Friends of OSGeo and provide a window into the community itself.


  • Maintainers: Mateusz Loskot, ...
  • Domain:

  • Hardware: waiting for approval

Planet Citizens

  • Planet is for any active and involved participant in the OSGeo Community..
  • There are many ways of participating in the OSGeo, so all of types of involvement are considered for the purposes of inclusion in Planet OSGeo: our projects users and developers, speakers and advocates, translators, managers and presidents of OSGeo friendship companies and sponsors, etc.
  • In order to help building the OSGeo brand and credibility, it's recommended the Planet is not formed by anonymous individuals but its members use real names. Also, heads are highly recommended.

Planet Content

  • Planet OSGeo aims to aggregate the blogs of people who are active on OSGeo and not only to aggregate the blog posts about OSGeo.
  • The Planet shall not do any content filter, however subscribed feeds ought to be at least occasionally relevant to OSGeo.
  • All opinions expressed in syndicated blogs are of the original authors and should not be considered as official opinion of the OSGeo Foundation body.
  • Planet users are free to submit "on-topic" posts by pointing specific categories/tags in their feeds. But other posts are also welcome.
  • It's a good idea to stay away from advertising content (or content that might be confused as such) and from excessively personal information
  • Please, don't annoy people

Feed Submission

  • Feeds should include content in English only
  • Feeds should provide stable permanent URL
  • Broken feeds will be excluded from the Planet


The Planet OSGeo summary is based on definitions and rules described at following pages:

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Mateusz Łoskot

Folks, shouldn't we close this ticket as approved and fixed?

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Mateusz Łoskot

Owner: changed from webcom@… to Mateusz Łoskot
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Mateusz Łoskot

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

As Tyler advised, I'm closing it myself.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by tmitchell

Could you post your configuration notes to the wiki? It doesn't have to be anything too detailed, but things such as where config files are stored, etc. would be helpful to have. If you have them already, please just point to them from here. I can't find them anywhere.


comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by neteler

While is no longer existing, what is the new address? Best posted via


comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by mloskot


The new address is It hasn't been announced officially yet but it's pretty well known. AFAIK, Tyler is traveling so I didn't bothered him to link the planet from the

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