[OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS (bit off topic?)
mateusz at loskot.net
Wed Aug 20 19:29:06 PDT 2008
George Silva wrote:
> Hello lists,
> As you can i see im mailing this message to some lists around the web
> (im sorry if thats a problem).
> At the moment i am writing my BSc thesis (Geography) focusing the
> development of a open source software and database for logging and
> analysing traffic accidents in Uberlândia, MG - Brazil.
> I am dedicating a chapter in my thesis to explaining Open Source
> Software, and OSS for GIS. i searched the web for some history of OSS in
> general, but i found too many different sources. So i come to you,
> developers of GIS OSS, to see if you can give me references of where to
> search for the history and process regarding this theme.
Here is number of "keywords" related to history of FOSS4G
and that you may google for and find details:
- Sol Katz
- Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS)
- GRASS History (http://grass.itc.it/devel/grasshist.html)
- UMP MapServer history
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
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