[OSGeo-Discuss] Top ten myths for open source in geo?

Doug_Newcomb at fws.gov Doug_Newcomb at fws.gov
Thu Jan 22 08:59:56 PST 2009

1) It doesn't scale as well.

2) No commercial support

Doug Newcomb
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I'm doing an article addressing the top ~10 myths/misperceptions about open
source for geo.  There are a number of such pieces already out there about
open source in general, from which I'll borrow heavily, but I'd like to
have half the list be myths specific to the geo and GIS world we're playing

Do you have any nominations?  Which issues are not well understood?  What
questions do you most frequently get asked?

Thanks in advance -


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