[Freegis-list] Free Gis CDROM - Morphix
sajithvk at hotpop.com
Thu Jan 8 22:21:09 CET 2004
> This is a good idea.
> Note that there might be a few drawbacks:
> Morphix - just as knoppix - is likely to contain non-free software.
> For a while Intevation started an initiative to put freedom
> back on knoppix again. Something we call "Freie Software Knoppix".
> Check the HTML in
I am trying to find the non-free software's in morphix. I have
started a thread in the morphix list about this, waiting for
others comments. We can remove all the non-free software from
our CD, AFAIK It wont be too deficult.
B/w I am looking on free-knoppix effort from intevation. It may
have good information needed for us
> If you give out a live CD, you basically need to have the source
> for it ready on request. At least for the parts that are under the GNU GPL.
> This became a stumbling block when we wanted to create such a CD.
> In order to be able to distribute it, Intevation would need to produce
> the source CDs for it right away.
Creating a source CD will be easy. My CD is based on debian stable
and testing. We can collect source from the apt repositery. Also,
AFAIK we neednot upload the source CD. Source need to be given only
if somebody ask.
> Harddisk installation of knoppix usually leaves you with a Debian
> GNU/Linux system which is in a non-upgradable status.
> Thus those users will make a bad experiences with Debian
> if they try to maintain that installation over time.
> So installation as a real system on disk is easy but has those drawbacks.
Its upto us to deside. If we use packages only from debiann stable
and testing testing, it wont give any problem. Knoppix uses some
non-standard repositries, which make upgradation difficult.
> A third thing is the data. We made a demo version of a Free GIS CD
> called taran, but lacked data like a scanned background basemap,
> DEM, vector information and an airial photo for the same area
> to actually being able to demonstrate the software.
Availablility of free data is a problem for us too. I used data
from frida project to demonsrate mapserver. But no scaned map etc
> > Do anybody know a place where we can host our CD?
> So far we also did not find a place to host CDs of the
> Freie Software Knoppix.
> > I also wish to contribute to freegis.org's freegis CD instead of
> > working for a seperate one (To avoid duplication of work).
> We certainly should join forces on this one.
> I believe https://intevation.de/mailman/listinfo/team
> could be a place to discuss this in details.
Ok, I will join that list..
> The GAV (German Grass User Association) probably is also intested
> in this. They over time started to try to collect a few complete
> data sets for those purposes.
Sajith VK <sajithvk at hotpop.com>
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