Open Source Geospatial Foundation

"The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use." It is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon (USA). (OSGeo website)


"OSGeo draws governance inspiration from several aspects of the Apache Foundation?, including a membership composed of individuals drawn from foundation projects who are selected for membership status based on their active contribution to foundation projects and governance.

"The foundation pursues goals beyond software development, such as promoting more open access to government produced geospatial data and completely free geodata, such as that created and maintained by the OpenStreetMap project. Education and training are also addressed. Various committees within the foundation work on implementing strategies." (Wikipedia, accessed 29 Oct 2015)

GRASS GIS is one of its projects.

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