Development of navigation software with community functions
I'm not quite sure who are with possibility to participate in /
involved with / interested in GpsMid development, and don't want to
email people who might not want it, so I'm emailing just the project
creator/admin and posting here instead of emailing a larger group.
It seems probable that I will be part of creating a free software
development project for a piece of software based on source code of
GpsMid 0.8.2, to be published under a different name. The development
will (perhaps soon, perhaps eventually after first release, details
have not been decided yet) be run in a manner where the free software
community can contribute to the software in various ways: wiki, git
pull requests, tickets, forums and so on, in other words pretty much
the usual model for free software development.
How this relates to GpsMid, whether this is a fork, a spoon (1), or
something else, I don't know, but I guess time will tell.
Tentative name for the project is ShareNav. The name is supposed to be
related to sharing one's location (and related things) with others as
well shared used of open data like from OSM and other data sources and
program code shared with others, as in free software. Both "Share" and
"Nav" hopefully can become to mean sharing and navigation not only the
physical world related things like routes, map data and location, but
also in the worlds of ideas and communities, e.g. something like
described in the Visions document I create in, maybe 2009 or 2008,
If someone expresses interest and the GpsMid developers don't object,
I can post further details here once they become available. If you
want to reach me directly, don't hesitate to contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org - might be I'm not visiting here that
often in the future.
No one has expressed interest here, so no lengthy details, just a short mention that a first version is now out (no community functions yet, though), more details at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ShareNav