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Re: Bug#609772: ITP: osmpbf -- Java access library for OpenStreetMap PBF file format

On Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:43:30 +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 04:57:38PM +0100, Giovanni Mascellani wrote:
> > > I wonder whether you might consider team maintenance of this package
> > > in the Debian GIS team.
> > 
> > I'm already maintaining it under pkg-osm group in alioth. Of course I'm
> > totally open to contribution coming from pkg-grass: if you feel it can
> > be helpful, I've no objections to adding also pkg-grass to Uploaders.
> Ahhh, OK.  I was just concerned about team maintenance in principle.
> However, I was not aware that a pkg-osm team exists at all.  The
> question is:  Would it be an advantage to join with other GIS people. 


I created pkg-osm *after* joining debian-gis.
This is because not all OSM-related software is GIS: I, for one, don't
consider myself a GIS-guy, but rather an OSMer, and I understand a very small
part of GIS, just those things that make me an über-OSMer. ;)

Most packages are co-maintained by debian-gis and pkg-osm: a couple, however,
have nothing to do with GIS. See osmpbf, or monav (both in NEW), or
osm-gps-map. All of them are very OSM-focused ;)

So, osmpbf is a perfect candidate for pure pkg-osm maintainance.

About the critical mass: we're all the same people maintaining those packages.
The OSM guys in debian-gis are mainly Giovanni and me, so it would be us
maintaining those packages anyway ;)

My 2€c,

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