[Conference-europe] when and where
mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Aug 22 03:04:52 PDT 2014
Np, I'm going to subscribe to the industry ml.
On 22 August 2014 12:03, Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com> wrote:
> Sorry for crossposting, but this snippet from the thread
> "[Conference-europe] when and where " in the
> conference-europe at lists.osgeo.org is very interesting for the industry
> list, which was created in response to a detected need on the first
> FOSS4G-Europe conference in Bremen last July.
> As summer holiday's are coming to an end, maybe a good time to start
> discusing more in depth how open source as a development model could be
> integrated/used in bussines.
> On 22-08-14 11:27, Mateusz Łoskot wrote:
>> Rather business than commercial (just words, I know)
>> Yes, I started wondering if we all mean the same.
>> To me:
>> FOSS4G + commercial = uses of FOSS4G in commercial solutions (i.e. use
>> FOSS4G to make
>> money through integration, bundles, support, etc./)
>> FOSS4G + proprietary = similar, but slightly different as it means
>> direct inclusion of FOSS4G
>> (where licence allows) in proprietary software solutions (i.e. I sell
>> my application X which uses GDAL)
>> Finally, we have general issue of FOSS4G vs business which to me
>> covers (FOSS4G + commercial) + (FOSS4G + proprietary)
>> IMHO, it's important to discuss such differences as one may ask: can I
>> present, at the FOSS4G Europe,
>> my proprietary software based on OSGeo projects, explain why I use it,
>> and how I contribute back to Open Source?
>> Such questions may help to shape the major objectives of the event.
>> Best regards,
> Yours sincerely,
> ir. Dirk Frigne
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