[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Top ten myths for open source in geo?
ml at lingner.eu
Thu Jan 22 10:40:18 PST 2009
Michael P. Gerlek schrieb:
> I've already gotten a bunch of great replies, off-list and on-list, but I think I may not have been clear in my mail: I'm specifically looking for myths that might be directly related to the geo side of the open source world.
Well, no myths but questions ore statements I was confronted with:
-"what can I do with this data?"
I think some people are not familiar with the freedom of free geodata.
-"Quality has to cost something"
Some people don't want to talk with you, if you mention datasets are
free. But that're probably these ones who never heard about FOSS
-"What benefits do I have if I contribute?"
Even if they are using FOSS they still ask what the get back if the
share documentation, patches etc.
...just a few thoughts
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