Open Source Geospatial Foundation named

The foundation created when Autodesk decided to push out it's version of MapServer Enterprise into the Open Source world now has a new name. According to an article from GIS Café, there was an organizational meeting the past week in Chicago where the name was decided upon and the new domain name, OSGEO.org, was laid out.

The organization will focus on (surprise!) Open Source Geospatial libraries and packages. Their home page now has links for Grass, MapServer, GDAL, and a number of other well-known packages, although I'm a bit unclear as to what the relationship with each will be.

Autodesk will be the first sponsor.