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The Project Steering Committee

The Orfeo ToolBox Project Steering Committee is an informal, community elected group of people aiming at providing high level guidance and coordination for the ORFEO ToolBox. The PSC is a central point of contact for the project and arbitrates disputes. It is also a stable base of “institutional knowledge” to the project and tries its best to involve more developers. An important role of the PSC is to establish the contributors guidelines. It should help to guarantee that OTB remains open and company neutral.

You can find the complete description of PSC and current members here.

How to contribute?

Report a bug Report a bug: Found a bug? Please submit an issue to our Gitlab instance. Feature request Suggest new features: Do you need something that is not yet available in Orfeo ToolBox ? Please share it with us! File a feature request in our Gitlab instance.
Contribute code Contribute code : We welcome all the contributions, from bug-fixes to whole new functionalities. Contributors guidelines are available here. You can create a Merge Request in our Gitlab instance, for which you can create an account or use your Github account. We also have a mirror of the repository on GitHub.
So that we can accept your contribution, you need to complete, sign and email to an “Individual Contributor Licensing Agreement” (ICLA) form and  a “Corporate Contributor Licensing Agreement” (CCLA) form if you are contributing on behalf of your company or another entity which retains copyright for your contribution.
Help other users Help other users : By helping others to use OTB, you spread the word ! Join the forum.

Who is behind OTB?

CNES has initiated OTB in the frame of the ORFEO Program to promote the use of Pléiades and COSMO-SkyMed satellites images and will pursue its investment in the future to provide open-tools for future Earth observation missions.
Orfeo ToolBox is a member of the  Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). Within the ORFEO ToolBox community we act respectfully toward others in line with the OSGeo Code of Conduct.
Since 2006, CS Systemes d’Information is the main contractor of CNES for the development of the Orfeo ToolBox.
SIRS delivers to its clients (national and supranational institutions, local governments and corporations) a wide range of services and solutions for decision-making based on processing and analysis of optical, radar and lidar based Earth observation data (satellites, aircraft, drones and in-situ).


FOSS4G 2019 FOSS4G 2019 is the leading annual conference for free and open source geospatial software. It is the event for those interested in FOSS geospatial technologies and the community around them. This year the conference will be held in Bucharest in Romania.