[OSM-talk] Invitation for all Open Source GPS software developers and users to join FOSS-GPS mailing list
Risto H. Kurppa
risto at kurppa.fi
Sat Sep 20 07:14:25 BST 2008
There has been a lack of ways to communicate between the Open Source
GPS software projects as well as the community and the developers/project lead.
I think it's vital for an open source project to communicate with the
community. For this purpose a new mailing list has been set-up:
FOSS-GPS, hosted kindly by osgeo.org.
#Why would a user join?
Do you want to know what's happening in the Open Source GPS world?
What are the hottest programs and features? Maybe you want to know if
your favorite program will release a new version soon and help them by
testing the beta version. Or do you want to share your experiences
about the software: what are the best features, what's still missing?
What did you find when you needed a tool to import gps tracks or
navigate? If you use any software that understands GPS (that includes josm :)
You're welcome to join the list!
#Why would a developer join?
Join the list to hear what the users think of your software. Ask them
what kind of features they would like to to see in the following
releases. Encourage skilled users to send patches. Release alpha and
beta versions to be tested and get your feedback. Share ideas and
solutions with other developers to get the most out of GPS. Let the
community know how your project is doing, where would a path or two be
needed and so on. Maybe you need a translation.
If your project already has a mailing list or a forum it's still
useful to join to hear what the users think and also let more users
know right away about your releases.
Join, add a note about the list to your project web page and let the
fellow developers to know about the list.
#What to do?
Join the list and write a little introduction when you join so people
know that you or your project is represented there. Also spread the
word to other interested users and developers. Make sure someone from
your favorite project is there!
#Where to go?
The list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss-gps
Wiki page: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS-GPS
For more information, see
You're welcome to spread the word and send any comments and questions
to me or the list.
| risto h. kurppa
| risto at kurppa dot fi
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