[OSGeo-Discuss] "Free"

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) bartvde at osgis.nl
Fri Mar 2 11:51:30 PST 2007

That's a different thing.

The workshop is *showcasing* Oracle Mapviewer.

The workshops you mention aren't showcasing Windows XP, they merely 
depend on it.

Best regards,

Dave Patton schreef:
> Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) wrote:
>> But the workshop includes XE as well as Mapviewer.
>> So the latter will always cost money for production purposes if I 
>> understand all this stuff correctly.
>> That will be a good enough reason to reject the workshop IMHO, 
>> otherwise you trick attendees into thinking that they can build free 
>> production applications using this stack of software.
> I'll just point out that so far, half of the workshop
> submissions require the Windows XP platform, which is
> neither free nor open source. Whether people who use
> MS Windows are being "tricked" is a topic for a whole
> different discussion ;-)

Bart van den Eijnden
OSGIS, Open Source GIS
bartvde at osgis.nl

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