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OSGeoLive enters OSGeo Incubation

6 November 2017 - The OSGeo Foundation and OSGeoLive Team are pleased to announce that the OSGeoLive project has officially entered the OSGeo Foundation's incubation process. By completing this incubation process, the OSGeoLive team intend to officially demonstrate the level of rigour, quality and sustainability of the project.

As noted by Angelos Tzotsos, chair of the OSGeoLive Project Steering Committee, "With the OSGeoLive project coming up to being 9 years old, we felt it was time to audit our processes against best practice, and demonstrate our commitment to quality".

Jody Garnett, incubation mentor, welcomes the challenge, "Incubation is a chance to review how the project works, emphasizing being geospatial, open source, and fair. Incubation can be done very quickly, and I am hopeful that the OSGeo Live project can set a new standard.".

About OSGeo Live Initiative

OSGeo Live is an outreach initiative helping make the latest open source geospatial software easily available for evaluation, education and promotion. As an outreach initiative OSGeo Live is one of the most successful community activities of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation boasting a wide range of contributors from around the world, collaborating with our foundation projects, and building connections with the wider geospatial open source community.

The team produces a bootable USB or Virtual Machine offers a "first contact" experience for trying out open source geospatial.

About the Incubation Committee

The OSGeo Incubator Committee is responsible welcome new projects into our foundation and and promoting open source inclusive development of software projects.

The OSGeo Incubation initiative is responsible for helping projects with open source. The incubation committee is responsible for community projects

Projects that meet these stringent

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