[Proj] RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS (bit offtopic?)

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Thu Aug 21 00:35:23 PDT 2008

An excellent potted history of OSS is in Steven Weber's 'The Success of Open Source'


Are you coming to www.foss4g2008.org?

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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Mateusz Loskot
Sent: 21 August 2008 07:53 AM
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Subject: Re: [Proj] RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS (bit offtopic?)

Norman Vine wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot writes
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS (bit off topic?)
>> 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.
>> George,
>> 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
> Great credits but don't forgot http://trac.osgeo.org/proj/ or perhaps 
> http://members.verizon.net/~vze2hc4d/proj4/ :-)
> Thanks Gerry !!


Yes, I've forgot about these two. Thanks for completing.

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