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OSGeoLive archive is online!

The OSGeoLive team has published an archive of all prior OSGeoLive docs, both online [1], and backed up in source control [2].

The archive provides an important historical record of geospatial development over the past 10 years.

It contains all OSGeoLive documentation from version 2.0 to the latest 13.0 version. The earliest version 1.0 files are unfortunately yet missing. The search continues for a copy of OSGeoLive v1.0! From memory, it didn't contain any docs.

Seth Girvin came up with the idea of the archive and worked on it in 2019. It was a challenge to find older versions of OSGeoLive. Thanks a lot to Seth for the initiative. Thanks also to Cameron Shorter for the support, Angelos Tzozos for setting up the repo and Regina Obe from SAC for setting up the subdomain.

You are invited to travel into history to the beginning Version 2.0 [4] when OSGeoLive was called Arramagong Live DVD and only contained 18 software projects including GRASS GIS, Quantum QGIS, PostGIS, MapServer? and GeoServer?. It was provides via DVD at FOSS4G 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

The OSGeoLive team provides the collection every half a year to provide up-to-date software and documentation for conferences around the world. The major version is always ready before FOSS4G conference and can be used in the workshops and is given away to the participants of the conference. From Verion 11.0 (2017) on OSGeoLive is released every year.

The desktop background of major versions is always conneted to the FOSS4G conference. Why did we jump from 7.0 to 7.9 (instead of following convention and selecting 7.5)? It was to honour one of OSGeo's heros, Arnulf Christl, who also goes by the nickname of "seven-of-nine".

OSGeoLive is very popular. Version 12.0 had 21,000 downloads and the actual version 13.0 had 11,000 downloads 13.0 in the last 7 months (

Enjoy the journey inthe OSGeoLive archive!

About OSGeoLive

OSGeoLive [3] 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.

OSGeoLive team