This is a good thing for both the standards setting community and the open source community: OGC and OSGeo Sign Memorandum of Understanding | OGC® With respect to goals and objectives, both communities have an obvious natural affinity. I’m encouraged to see this finally happened.
January 10th, 2009 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic, OpenSource, standards
May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic
For the last 18 months, more and more of my work is getting done on the Ubuntu platform. And as a self-described geospatial propeller head, I’m always quite interested in using the Ubuntu platform for GIS and other geospatial applications. Just in the nick of time, Matt Perry has updated his Ubuntu GIS how-to for [...]
April 30th, 2008 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic, OpenSource, standards
Several recent posts I want to call attention to… First, a very interesting discussion on the OSGeo-discuss list kicked off by Tyler Mitchell, who posted a request to the list for examples of how open source software has made employees more valuable in their jobs. The discussion was gently steered to whether one can conduct [...]
March 1st, 2008 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic, OpenSource
I’m just coming round to nice general interest interview with Tyler Mitchell in Linux Journal. Tyler is the Executive Director (and chief evangelist) of the Open Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). For those of you who have been attending FOSS4G for the last few years, you won’t find much (besides a concise summary) that you weren’t already [...]