[OSGeo-Discuss] Greek Inspire Metadata Editor (gimed)

Daniel Ames dan.ames at isu.edu
Tue Nov 9 16:06:03 PST 2010

Coming late to this discussion, I would point out that the FSF article about
Mono is based entirely on conjecture. Particularly this statement:

"Microsoft is probably planning to force all free C# implementations
underground some day using software patents"

I suspect if the OSGeo world were to base all decisions on the threat of
potential future patent litigation, we'd pretty much all just have to close
shop and go fishing or become used car salesmen instead of writing

- Dan

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Nikos Alexandris <
nikos.alexandris at felis.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:

> Cameron:
> > > Why was gimed developed rather than extending GeoNetwork?
> Angelos:
> > - When developing for HEMCO project, the time frame was very limited and
> > I estimated that a clean implementation would be faster.
> > - The project's specifications were also requiring C# because other non
> > FOSS API's were involved.
> I (too) was curious about that Angele (talming about C# and Mono). It is
> not
> clear to me, as an end-user, if and what dangerous license implications
> could
> rise in the future (reading: http://www.fsf.org/news/dont-depend-on-mono).
> I hope we will find the time to discuss about this and other issues in the
> upcoming GeoDataCamp in Athens.
> Cheers, Nikos
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Daniel P. Ames, Ph.D. PE
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Idaho State University - Idaho Falls
amesdani at isu.edu
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