[Qgis-developer] import proprietary code inside a python plugin

G. Allegri giohappy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 10:28:16 EDT 2012

I think you're right but watch the reality from a worldwide point of view.
I work mostly with foreign countries, not EU/USA. National offices and
agencies budgets are far beyond the license fees, so they don't care for it
very much. They pay yearly for something that already do the work they
need, without having to do contracts for development, define requirements,
This is the reality. In my courses, even those based on ESRI software, I
always introduce FOSS solutions. Sometimes it raises interest, most of
times they don't care. They want the job done, and they don't pay for the
license. That's it.

Anyway, if I wouldn't think that (most) of times a free solution could be
the best way, I wouldn't be here to talk about it ;)


2012/3/26 Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net>

> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 03:31:53PM +0200, G. Allegri wrote:
> > I totally agree with you, but reality is a bit different. Many agencies,
> > corporates, etc. are not considering to leave they're infrastructure.
> It's their choice, they'll have to bear the consequences of that.
> > I suggest solutions to interoperate, not to switch the whole thing.
> What I'm saying is that it just costs more. And rightly so.
> It is no interest of the free software users to make it any cheaper, IMHO.
> > It would be easier, and a lot cheeper, if everybody talked one language.
> +1
> > But we have hundreads of languages in the world, and we have to deal with
> > this.
> People grow up learning the language of their mothers.
> Nobody has to pay a license to _use_ that language.
> And anyone can learn.
> We're really not talking about the same thing.
> --strk;
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