[OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS (bit off topic?)

Mateusz Loskot 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

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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