[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, opendata format

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Tue Nov 13 09:36:38 PST 2007

Comment from a back bencher who's somewhat interested in this idea...

+1 to Paolo, just call it OpenShape and let's move on.  The format under
discussion should be known to (1) support shapes and shape-like things
and (2) be a truly "open" format.  "OpenShape" nicely satifies both,
rhymes nicely with things like "OpenLayers", and -- more important of
all! -- as of a few minutes ago openshape.org has not yet been
registered by anyone.

(There are more fun things to debate/argue/discuss than naming...)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org 
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Paolo Cavallini
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:10 AM
> To: OSGeo Discussions
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: idea for an OSGeo project -- 
> a new, opendata format
> Landon Blake ha scritto:
> > I really think you are going to run into problems using the 
> "Shapefile"
> > as part of the trademark or name for any product not sold by ESRI.
> This can be easily be overcome by using "OpenShape".
> I think this is a good idea, as it will make transition 
> psychologically
> smoother.
> pc
> -- 
> Paolo Cavallini, see: http://www.faunalia.it/pc

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