Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#291 closed task (fixed)

FLOSS-GPS mailing list

Reported by: tmitchell Owned by: tmitchell
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Systems Admin Keywords: gps list
Cc: risto@…

Description

From: risto@…
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] FLOSS-GPS mailing list?
Date: September 17, 2008 11:53:56 PM PDT (CA)
To: discuss@…

Hello there!

As far as I know, there isn't any simple or single way to communicate with the people who use GPS devices with Free/Libre/Open? Source Software (FLOSS) or the developers of these programs. I've tried to find one, including the osgeo mailing lists but haven't been able to find any suitable. Many projects don't have a list at the moment (see the link below) so I thought a common list would be very useful to share information, announce the releases, let people send their patches for others to test as well as announce alpha and beta releases and so on..

Would osgeo be able to host this floss-geo list?

I think this would fit well in the mission of OSgeo and it would be great to have some non-profit OS-oriented organization behind it (and not to start a google group..) and osgeo would be a perfect match with the interest in the geospatial technologies, data and tools.

For more information, list of just some easy-to-find projects that I'd like to invite to join and the original idea, see http://risto.kurppa.fi/blog/a-mailing-list-for-the-floss-gps-community/

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by tmitchell

Owner: changed from sac@… to tmitchell
Status: newassigned

It makes sense to me and I'll volunteer to set it up.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by tmitchell

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Done - I called it foss-gps and set Risto as the list owner. I will also join as an admin to see there are no glitches starting up.

Enjoy!

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