[thelist] OpenSource Project Planning

Stefan Schwarzer st.schwarzer at geois.de
Wed Nov 28 03:17:13 CST 2007

Hi there,

we've developed over the recent years a successful data portal. We've  
received a couple of times already requests from Environmental  
Ministries and others to get a copy of the code, so that they could  
just insert their data and have a nice tool for visualizing and  
distributing (in most cases public funded) data.

So, we're thinking about turning the portal into an opensource  
project, where

	a) more professional programmers than we are (we are only learning- 
by-doing-guys, with a geographical and no programming background)  
could plug-in and turn the code into something more flexible, modular  
	b) anybody could add new functionalities (for visualizing the data,  
for downloading the data in other formats, etc.)

	c) anybody could then download the package, update outdated once  
without major hassles etc.

I have no idea where to start looking for some right approaches  
(beside: looking for someone to fund it.... :-)) . Can anyone point  
me to some resources that would be worthwhile looking at?

Thanks a lot,



   Stefan Schwarzer

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