[OSGeo-Discuss] Autodesk recognition

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 05:51:45 PDT 2006

On 6/21/06, Allan Doyle <adoyle at eogeo.org> wrote:
> On Jun 21, 2006, at 02:14, Lester Caine wrote:
> > Howard Butler wrote:
> >
> >> I also think OSGeo might be a bit too young to be worry about
> >> writing its autiobiography quite yet ;)
> >
> > It is always useful to have the facts recorded while they are fresh
> > in the mind. Even in a years time things will be forgotten. So a
> > history page is always a good idea.
> I agree. In a year or two, names & details will be forgotten. Maybe
> just have a blog-like setup. Dump in history as it happens.

The Wiki comes to mind :-)

> Also, my 2 cents on Autodesk. If there's a message that's in danger
> of being lost, it's that Autodesk "gets it". All of the effort and
> resources that have been put in, including the way the Where2.0 booth
> was done are clearly because Autodesk has decided the way forward in
> this industry is to think outside the box, to jump into FOSS with
> both feet and to do things right. The only other company I can think
> of that is doing FOSS at this scale is IBM. That is a story to be
> recorded.

Additionally, such a page could help to avoid FUD about
"Autodesk taking over OSGeo" (I read such comments in non-english
lists...). Funny: they want industry to join (G)FOSS, once it happens
they complain :-)


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