[OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

Ravi Kumar manarajahmundry2015 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 22:57:45 PDT 2017

GFOSS.. Commercial Support.. +1 for this.
But.. now that this has come to a boil..

'Free and Open Source'.. has brought to where we are.. This is a community

Is there a solution to OSGeo FOSS4G events, that are affordable to

Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Tom Chadwin <tom.chadwin at nnpa.org.uk>

> Hello all
> A significant group who have possibly not yet chimed in on this issue are
> the commercial organizations who sell GFOSS support and development. I
> presume that FOSS4G is one of their best opportunities to get new business.
> I know there have been recent discussions/disagreements on this list about
> how far OSGeo should promote commercial organizations. However, these
> companies are the crucial element in GFOSS adoption in many larger public-
> and private-sector bodies. Many simply will not entertain GFOSS without
> commercial support, many believe the old myth that open source means no
> support, and many simply will not accept the risk of GFOSS without that
> support.
> My point is that GFOSS would not have anything like the market penetration
> it now does without commercial companies offering open-source support and
> development. As I say, I stand to be corrected, but FOSS4G surely enables
> them to persuade others to migrate to GFOSS, which is to the whole
> community's benefit.
> Thanks
> Tom
> PS  Please forgive enormous corporate sigfile...
> Tom Chadwin, ICT Manager
> Telephone: 01434 611530 Mob:
> Web: www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk<http://www.
> northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/>
> IMPORTANT NOTICE - Disclaimer - This communication is from Northumberland
> National Park Authority (NNPA).The Authority’s head office and principal
> place of business is Eastburn, South Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46
> 1BS, United Kingdom. If you are not the intended recipient(s) please note
> that any form of disclosure, distribution, copying or use of this
> communication or the information in it or in any attachments is strictly
> prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in
> error, please delete the email and destroy any copies of it. Any views or
> opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
> represent those of NNPA.Contractors or potential contractors are reminded
> that a formal Order or Contract is needed for NNPA to be bound by any offer
> or acceptance of terms for the supply of goods or services Although this
> email and any attachments are believed to be free of any virus or other
> defects which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are
> received, no responsibility is accepted by the NNPA for any loss or damage
> arising in any way from the receipt or use thereof. Computer systems of
> this Authority may be monitored and communications carried out on them
> recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system and for other
> lawful purpose.
> _______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20171018/68c27acd/attachment.html>

More information about the Discuss mailing list