[Geowanking] Well we clearly have to work on this a bit more ...
lblake at ksninc.com
Mon Dec 5 15:37:16 PST 2005
What was your project's milestone?
I didn't know about the GIS blog. I'll keep an eye on it now.
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[mailto:geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to] On Behalf Of Jody Garnett
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 2:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [Geowanking] Well we clearly have to work on this a bit
Landon Blake wrote:
>Thanks for forwarding the link Jody.
>This is the first time I've heard of the Autodesk/Mapserver issue, and
>must say I'm surprised and disappointed.
>I know I'm only getting one side of the story, but this sure sounds
>a shady deal to me.
I am not to sure, interesting you have not heard about it yet? Do you
read http://slashgisrs.org/ is probably the easiest thing to watch
although the various
blogs, podcasts etc have been talking about little else all week.
>I don't trust Autodesk any farther than I can throw em. They're about
>fat and happy as you can get, and I haven't seen any affection on there
>part for open source or open standards.
Well on the bright side this is there first attempt, perhaps they just
need help? I was glad geotools
had a project managment comittee and everything figured out by the time
I started taking part, not
really sure how mapserver is usually structured.
>In fact, I was just reading an article in Cadlyst Magazine in which an
>Autodesk Executive was attacking the OpenDesign Alliance and their
>(Not that the boys at the OpenDesign Alliance are exactly running a
>truly "open" club either, but Autodesk definitely isn't happy about
>anyone trying to crack the latest DWG format. To me, this is evidence
>a Cyclops out to protect it's monopoly and domination of the CAD
>In summary, the idea of Autodesk being involved in Mapserver is like
>idea of Microsoft joining a foundation for OpenOffice. It'll be
>interesting to see how this turns out.
Well it seems to be that they are open sourcing their existing/new thing
as MapServer Enterprise, not sure
their is much code shared w/ the open source project. As I said it is
hard to figure out a reality check
through the press releases and coverage.
On a related note my own project made a milestone release this week ;-)
It has the opposing problem, hard to make
out the marketting message between in all the reality.
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