The final question was geared toward the value of OSGeo as a foundation. Here are some notes on the value of OSGeo:
- GeoTools Developers - guidance with the few legal issues raised (how to we write a contributor agreement etc...)
- GeoTools Users - documentation! While we could approach OSGeo for funding I would feel uncomfortable accepting money until we are through graduation.
- GeoServer developers - contacts with other projects; in particular the #osgeo channel is well received
- gvSig Developers - brand recognition
The Demo Theatre was very well received; and for me at least it was a great way to see what projects were while basking in the warm glow of caffine and/or lunch. There were a few standout presentations (route finder, open street maps and gvSig did really well). Most of the usual suspects were much too busy doing presentations - so this stage ended up being a good view of the exhibitors and interesting little projects.