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

James Fee james.fee at rsparch.com
Thu Jan 22 13:26:58 PST 2009

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> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss
bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:21 PM
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> Another common one in general is "open source is just for that geeky
> linux operating system, I want to use windows!" to which the response
> will hopefully reference some particular windows packaging efforts
> OSGeo4W as well as indicating that most projects do offer binaries for
> windows.  I often try to make the point that OSGeo and FOSS4G is
> for many operating systems, and that using open source GIS software
> not mean pushing linux down peoples throats.

This is the biggest issue I find myself needing to "educate" potential
users of open source solutions.  Many open source server projects are
much easier to install than their proprietary counterparts.

James Fee
RSP Architects Ltd.
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