Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MapFish starts the OSGEO incubation process !

Both MapFish and GeoServer projects have been accepted yesterday to the OSGEO (Open Source Geospatial foundation) incubation process.
MapFish initial discussions started at Foss4G 2006. I think that the MapFish community did a fantastic work in order to provide an easy-to-use web 2.0 development framework. It's now an honour to be recognized on the OSGEO level, together with very well-established Open Source projects.
We face now some very interesting challenge like defining the exact content of MapFish, deciding about the license model and the copyright assignment, organizing the PSC and the governance etc, etc... But maybe, the biggest challenge will be to explain what is exactly MapFish and what are its benefits. Anyone who is willing to participate to these initial discussions is welcome to join an IRC meeting tomorrow.
Thanks to Gary Sherman for accepting to be our mentor in this process.

MapFish Client discussing with MapFish Server

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