2016.09.07 16:14 "[Tiff] remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by

2016.09.07 18:42 "[Tiff] Fwd: Re: remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by Even Rouault

CC'ing my latest exchanges with Marc to the list FYI.

From my understanding, it isn't a hijacking but it seems that the use of remotesensing.org by the libtiff project was more a history accident than something carefully planned.

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Sujet: Re: [Tiff] remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp) Date: mercredi 07 septembre 2016, 19:19:46

De: Even Rouault <even.rouault@spatialys.com>
À: Mark Lucas <mlucas17@mac.com>
CC: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam@pobox.com>

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the precisions. Adding Frank in CC too. I'm trying to get the picture of past&current situation.


> Actually, I’ve owned remotesensing.org for over a decade.

Oh I somehow assumed this was controlled by the OSGeo system administration commitee. I just found https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/ProjectsVM and https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/198 which seems to suggest that. So you take back control?

> Frank Warmerdam
> had a couple of links that were added. The original box it was hosted is

> being decommissioned and I decided to try and do something with the site. > I believe the actual sites are liftoff.org,

No, as I mentionned, libtiff.org has been "hijacked" for a number of years unfortunately, isn't maintained by whoever is the new owner, and it points to ancient versions of libtiff.

> geotiff.osgeo.org, and
> download.osgeo.org. This is what was displayed at the site:

> ftp.remotesensing.org <ftp://ftp.remotesensing.org/> (an ftp al ias for > http://download.osgeo.org <http://download.osgeo.org/>).

> www.remotesensing.org/geotiff <http://www.remotesensing.org/geotiff>: > GeoTIFF / Libgeotiff www.remotesensing.org/libtiff

> <http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff>: Libtiff For the time being I’ve > added the legacy links on the front page. I think the old box is still

> functioning, let me see if I can track down the IP address.

Is it a box controlled by yours as well?

It seems that at least libtiff has no longer any current home now.


> Mark
> > On Sep 7, 2016, at 12:38 PM, Even Rouault <even.rouault@spatialys.com>
> > wrote:


It seems that remotesensing.org now points to a site of yours. Could you explain what happened with the old site? Was this arranged with the previous adminstrators? (this belong/belonged to OSGeo if I'm right)

The pointer you give to libtiff.org in particular is wrong since that site was bought a number of years ago by a party that is no in the control of the libtiff maintainers and it points to ancient libtiff versions.

So http://remotesensing.org/libtiff was the reference web site.


Le mercredi 07 septembre 2016 18:14:42, rleigh@codelibre.net a écrit:

I don't know if this is a sudden change, but all libtiff URLs located on remotesensing.org, include the http URLs and ftp download URLs are no longer resolving. Is this a permanent change?

> >> If so, do all t