[OSGeo-Discuss] Thematic Mapping Engine as Open Source?

Chris Puttick chris.puttick at thehumanjourney.net
Tue Jun 24 05:25:03 PDT 2008

----- "Christopher Schmidt" <crschmidt at crschmidt.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 02:01:17PM +0200, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> > Just as a side note: Google has been overly submissive to US Export
> > Regulations and rejects requests from IPs that can be traced to a
> location 
> > within an country that falls under their export ban list.
> Unfortunately the 
> > same applies to SourceForge. 
> > Thus publishing your project through Google Code or SourceForge
> effectively 
> > prevents interested folks from joining the project if they are
> citizen of a 
> > nation that falls under the US Export Regulations. This also applies
> to 
> > people only visiting such countries. 
> Is there some other easy option here? Hosting your own is fscking
> painful, OSGeo doesn't offer hosting for small projects like this, and
> I
> expect anyone else who is big enough to make solving this problem
> easy
> likely isn't in a position to be much more open/unrestricted, because
> they're governed by the same laws.



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