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Re: [DebianGIS] Bug#588812: [DebianGIS-dev] Debian GIS metapackages available [Was: debian-gis_0.0.1_i386.changes ACCEPTED]


On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 03:12:29PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> tag 588812 moreinfo
> thanks
> > different listservers might make this hard and I do not really want to
> > put this on you.  But if there would be a reasonable way to do this it
> > would be probably a good idea.
> Its no problem to import old mails if the come in a common format like mbox. 
> If you really want this list get some seconders and complete the request as
> listed in: http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/HOWTO_start_list. 

It has become quite silent about this issue and I can understand
listmaster to ask for seconders.  So what do you think about my
suggestions to make Debian GIS more popular than it currently is?  I
think it is a shame that Debian GIS is quite unknown to potentially
interested persons and please trust me:  I asked a lot of people when I
did talks about Blends and mentioned Debian GIS as a potential Blend -
there was nobody aware of this project whereever I asked.  And there
where people around which are working with GIS software.  I also
continue to think that we should try to involve OSM into the Debian
GIS project.

This all makes IMHO a lot of sense to discuss on a mailing list and
especially if we are in the process of a release mentioning such a
mailing list in the release notes would give the project a lot of
attention and probably new supporters.

Kind regards



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