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

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 02:05:05PM +0200, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> Even if David is doing a good job currently in the OSM field, OSM does
> not cover all aspect of GIS area.

Sure, that's perfectly clear.

> Mappers would simply not interested
> in maintainance of - just to say - Orfeo toolbox.

As I tried to explain in my longish mail:  Gene sequencers are not
interested in maintaining health records of patients - however we were
able to find good synergies in maintaining packages of these fields in
one project.  Joining people simply enlarges your team and you can
profit from cross connections.

> That said, also
> people involved in the GIS area rarely are also interested in
> distribution. So, even if DebianGIS project is quite known among
> GIS community, there are very few people that are interested in
> helping and/or able to use part of their working/free 
> time to collaborate.

Do you know any reason for this?  I would wild guess that it might be
connected to the reasonings in my previous mail.  About 8 years ago it
was similar with people involved in medicine.  Considering that there is
something going on with CUT chances to change this might become much
better these days.  I do not see any reason not to try working a bit
in the direction I suggested.

Kind regards



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