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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Nov 9 16:48:38 PST 2010

I'm more concerned about the lack of direct support for multi-platforms.
Of course that implies that MS does a good job of supporting it's
platform. Noted case, how many years it took Flash to really be usable
without crazy hacks on linux. (OT: Anyone know what's up with Novell
possibly selling itself and what that might mean for the future of Mono?
- ala the current roll over Oracle's plans for previous Sun merchandise)

That said I would love to see some workshops and examples of testing on
Mono implementations on all platforms. While .Net isn't my 1st choice
there is a place for it and a whole lot of people well entrenched in it,
wouldn't hurt to bring them into the Open Source light and realize cross
language implementations of infrastructure are not abnormal.


On 11/09/2010 04:06 PM, Daniel Ames wrote:
> 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
> software...
> - 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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