[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo sponsors ?

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Oct 14 07:20:43 PDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net> wrote:

> The tone was "suprised" and "disappointed".
> Does advertising proprietary software solutions
> on OSGeo website count as "championing" for its cause ?
> I wouldn't expect that from my Open Source Compass.
> Or am I being misleaded by the lack of info on the net about
> the software names found on that osgeo page ?

 Proprietary software companies are big users of open source geo. Many
of them give back in different ways - some by developing open source
software alongside their proprietary code, some by patching and
contributing to community projects, and some by throwing money at us

 As long as they obey the license terms, I don't think OSGeo should
worry about taking money from PropGeo Corp. OSGeo does not suffer from
Stallmania, an uncontrollable urge to insist all software should be


[1] and some (no names) by releasing code that needs their proprietary
code to work anyway, we call this "open-washing"...

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