[OSGeo-Discuss] kicked the ESRI habit,now weening from Bentley MicroStation..looking toward FOSS4G

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Oct 29 09:20:38 PDT 2008

Bob Basques wrote:
> Markus,
> What's all that stuff in there about managed and un-managed supposed to
> describe?  Seems to be somewhat out of date.  I think I would start over
> with the whole bottom section.
> Another thing with this page is, I wouldn't feel comfortable goin g in there
> and changing anything without knowing the details about each package listed.
> I think a different approach is needed that reflects each package more
> directly.  I'm involved in the GeoMoose project for Example, which is a
> WebFront for MapServer ( and will be using OpenLayers LIBs in the near
> future as well).   I would prefer to describe each package separately along
> with how they interact.  Possibly as a spreadsheet to begin with.
> Is this approariate for this page, or in some other ??


I will say, that I think preparing a "which project to use" document is
fraught with peril. It is hard for anyone to have a really good picture of
the strengths and weaknesses of all the packages.  Even if the result is
"fair" it is inevitably going to ruffle feathers in some projects who may
feel it is unfair.

I applaud efforts to prepare a document - I'm just too chicken (and
unknowledgable) to do it myself!

Best regards,
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