Richard Ford grass at cubok.com
Thu Jul 5 09:04:44 EDT 2001

So is it available to download and use?

Or is it software that is going to go commercial as developers see $$$ and
forget that people pay for expertise and support and not for code that costs
nothing to copy?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefano Maffulli" <stefano.maffulli at milug.org>
To: "Richard Ford" <grass at cubok.com>; "Ben-Nes Michael" <miki at canaan.co.il>
Cc: "GrassList" <GRASSLIST at baylor.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 8:51 PM
Subject: [GRASSLIST:2066] Re: GRASS v ESRI

> Hi Richard,
> On Thursday 05 July 2001 12:07, Richard Ford wrote:
> > So in light of all the suggestions does there seem to be a link
> > With say starting in ArcInfo and then moving to --  ??
> CommonGIS can import shape files, e00, and a whole lot of other geometry
> formats. As for tabular data, you can import dbf, ODBC/JDBC, Oracle 8, CSV
> and clipboard (just in case someone wants to add data on the fly). Don't
> about MapServer
> > I am yet to look through OpenGIS or was it freegis.org ....  there seems
> it is freegis.org, OpenGIS is another thing :)
> > We do need something that requires not too much back end work as we need
> > the final project done by December.
> CommonGIS has no competitors, IMHO: it is too good right now. (I am not in
> the team anymore, I am not earning money, nor am I involved with the
> development, but I would really love to see it released as free software).
> bye
> stef
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