[Geowanking] Fwd: Introducing the DebianGis subproject
schuyler at nocat.net
Fri Oct 15 15:03:37 PDT 2004
Given the confluence of interests on this list encompassing GIS and
Free Software, I thought some people might be interested in this
announcement about DebianGis. I for one am delighted because the GIS
packages in Debian testing/unstable (e.g. GRASS, GDAL, etc.) are not
updated nearly often enough for my tastes.
----- Forwarded message from Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> -----
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 20:31:38 +1300
From: Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>
To: proj at xserve.flids.com
Subject: [Proj] Fwd: Introducing the DebianGis subproject
DebianGis is a new sub-project recently launched thanks to the efforts of a
group of Debian developers and users. The goal of DebianGis is to create a
Custom Debian Distribution  oriented to serious Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) users and applications .
Debian already includes several GIS oriented programs and libraries, thus
our first aim is to coordinate development efforts. In addition, at this
stage we wish to collect as much information as possible on users' needs
In the future we would broaden the project to include other Earth Observation
software categories in order to create the first all Free Software 
distribution dedicated to Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, and Geographical
Of course, all people interested are invited to join us. We are currently
using the pkg-grass project site on Alioth  to provide a mailing list 
and wiki .
Stay tuned, more novelties would come as soon as possible...
The DebianGis Team
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