[OSGeo-Discuss] Board member position statement

Ari Jolma ari.jolma at tkk.fi
Wed Mar 15 11:38:46 PST 2006

Jo Walsh kirjoitti:
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> What factors external to code make open source projects really successful? 
> - Brilliant documentation
> - Engaging demos
> - A supportive community

I can't resist commenting on this. I believe the main factor, which is 
behind all of these,
is that the successful free software solves some problem better than a 
proprietary counterpart
or it solves a problem that no proprietary software solves. Once it has 
this edge, the
community comes, and the good people of the community produce docs and 
and a positive circle prevails.

Just my 5 cents :)


Prof. Ari Jolma
Kartografia ja Geoinformatiikka / Cartography and Geoinformatics
Teknillinen Korkeakoulu / Helsinki University of Technology
POBox 1200, 02015 TKK, Finland
Email: ari.jolma at tkk.fi URL: http://www.tkk.fi/~jolma

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