[OSGeo-Discuss] Does rasdaman CE solve an open source geospatial problem?

Andrea Aime andrea.aime at geo-solutions.it
Sat May 21 05:52:38 PDT 2016

On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Andrea Aime <andrea.aime at geo-solutions.it>

> On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM, Cameron Shorter <
> cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd be interested to hear opinions of others in the field as to whether
>> Rasdaman community version is of value for real-world production systems by
>> itself.
> I guess that would depend on the needs of the production system itself,
> and I'm not sure the OSGeo inclusion should be
> based on how capable the software is... in short, I'd stay away from this
> criteria.

Thinking about it, I believe this one needs some clarification. What I'm
trying to say is that Rasdaman CE should be evaluated
for it own merits and selected based on them, instead of being compared
with its commercial brother and rejected because
we find it lacking in the comparison.
Most projects graduated years ago with a lot less functionality that they
have today, we should be more concerned by
how useful the project is today and how well it can grow in the future.

I also stress that whether or not "open core" projects are natural members
of OSGeo, or not, is a separate topic, but at the
same time very important one. There is a lot of articles about "open core"
to read on the internet... I've tried to search "Open
core is good" on Google to give it a "positive" slant, I cannot really say
the result of the search agree on... positive :-p
It could just well be that the proponents have not spent enough time
writing about its benefits.


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