Directions Magazine: Is It Time for Open Source?
Nov 13, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Year 2006 may be the Year of Open Source Mapping. Recent
events indicate that significant change is afoot for all software,
including mapping software, and this may be the opportunity for
which open source has been waiting. The open source conversation
has been getting louder for years, and we are now seeing distinct
events that suggest that now is the time for open source.
"Looking outside our world, Microsoft recently announced its
plans for Windows Live and Office Live, Web-based services that
will allow users to leverage Microsoft software via the