[OSGeo-Discuss] Mapnik (GPX) vs MapServer/GeoServer (OGC)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Nov 17 16:17:48 PST 2011

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Frans Thamura <frans at meruvian.org> wrote:
>> In any event, Mapnik developers (/me shouts out to Dane
>> Springmeyer) have been very actively involved in FOSS4G
>> events like the performance benchmarking efforts and code
>> sprints, and already operate on the principles of FOSS4G.
> with this statement, FOSS4G >>> than OSGeo only project, right?


I'm afraid I am not completely certain what the ">>>" operator
means in the above context.  I actually used FOSS4G in two
ways.  Once to refer to the conference and once to refer to
vague general idea of free and open source geospatial software
that OSGeo works to promote.

I do consider Mapnik well aligned with OSGeo and it's goals
if that is what you mean, and it is entirely reasonable for OSGeo
oriented people and groups to promote Mapnik and lots of other
open source software not formally affiliated with OSGeo.

> i try to make sure all confirmed. because i want to bring mapnik content to
> FOSS4G Indonesia..
> esp OSM is cool project..

Yes, OSM is also a great project and filling an important role
in providing free data to the world - also a goal of OSGeo.

Best regards,
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