[OSGeo-Discuss] Proprietary GIS on our OSGeo website

Ben Caradoc-Davies ben at transient.nz
Thu Sep 21 04:02:29 PDT 2017

On 21/09/17 19:54, María Arias de Reyna wrote:
> In fact, publishing blog posts comparing closed and FLOSS is also very
> helpful. If you are doubting what kind of software to use, a good
> comparison with table feature comparisons is very handy But that
> should be outside the project page, because we are not begging for
> users. We are strong projects on our own, we don't need to keep
> continuously comparing to the closed alternatives for users to know
> what we do.

Uplifting tweet of the week:

"Jon Kuperman‏ @jkup
Stop treating open source like a product you purchased and start 
treating it like a team you belong to."

Referring to proprietary GIS on the OSGeo website risks misleading users 
that OSGeo projects are just competing products. We offer something that 
proprietary GIS never can: the opportunity to join a community of peers.

Kind regards,

Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben at transient.nz>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>
New Zealand

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