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

2016.09.08 14:19 "Re: [Tiff] Fwd: Re: remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by Jeff McKenna

I could file a ticket to have SAC create a new Trac instance (such as https://trac.osgeo.org/libtiff), and I could create the opening wiki page, like the existing html page. Would this be helpful? I can also add the other html pages as raw html, through a wiki parameter I believe. Or, maybe I should just go ahead with this and report back here?

Then anyone can edit the pages (any champion), and it has a long-term home.


On 2016-09-07 3:42 PM, Even Rouault wrote:

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 w