[OSGeo-Discuss] Defining a GIO position (or attmepting to . . .)
Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul)
bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Wed Oct 16 08:31:39 PDT 2013
Thanks for the thoughts. See my sudo responses inline . . . I'm using this thread as a practice round of discussion . . .
> > "Open Source software enforces standards"
> In my experience (maybe because I don't discuss this with people
> who know much about the subject so they have very basic opinions),
> they usually come with:
> * Standars aren't the better format to work with
The above seems like the hardest to respond to.
> * Propietary standards can be more efficient because they are
> optimized for the propietary software
My response would be as long as the proprietary package can export in a standard form/format.
> * We already have the information on the propietary format and
> don't want to migrate
Same as above. Again not trying to preclude proprietary, but more to make things interoperable and standard.
> And, of course:
> * Our propietary solution also works with standards (this is very
> tricky to fight against)
So prove it, connect to these standard datasets (NOW!) :c)
Again, thanks for your thoughts here.
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