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GISmonitor: The State of Open Source Software

Jun 15, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to A. Richard Miller for this link. ]

"I finished up this issue while attending the Open Source GIS Conference 2004 & Second Annual MapServer User Meeting in Ottawa, Canada. Before delving into what I saw in the first day of the conference, I wanted to 'check in' on open source software on the whole. Just my luck, Wired Magazine has compiled an interesting series of articles about the 'The Free & The Unfree,' what it calls 'a 10-page special... on the global battle between liberty and control.'

"Graphics (all pdfs) provide an atlas of piracy, discussions of file sharing, intellectual property as it relates to medicinal drugs, and the distribution of genetically modified seeds. There's also a section titled 'Open Source Everywhere.' That's where I'd like to focus..."

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