[OSGeo-Discuss] Autodesk recognition

Pericles S. Nacionales naci0002 at umn.edu
Wed Jun 21 08:18:17 PDT 2006

Markus Neteler wrote:
> 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 :-)

These are all good ideas.  I've created a blank page at 

Please add content.  The page is linked under "OSGeo Structure" on the 
main wiki page.


>> 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.
> Right.
> 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 :-)
> Markus
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