[ Ø ] Harsh Prakash

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Archive for May, 2007

Unshared Sacrifice

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May 27th, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Planning,Social

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Debating Net Neutrality: A Nutshell

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• [my comment]
The Coming Internet Traffic Jam: “…argument on government legislation. It is a false argument that some proponents of non-neutrality wish to spread. Surely, in this age of war-profiteers turning in record-breaking quarters, loose monopolies of mergers and bundles, debatable price gouging etc, it is a little naive to want to believe that all the companies involved will tow some good line on the other side of short-term profits for the greater common good.

If anything, some private companies interfere with day-to-day governance through unabashed lobbying and kickback offerings, creating grossly unfair access to government.

If a government legislation has caused long-term damage in the past, the legislation must be refined or redone and the legislators should be unelected, not have the people’s say through ‘smart legislation’ be silenced.”
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• Making Public Policy: A Nutshell
• Wanted: Proactive Policies

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May 13th, 2007 at 11:05 pm

Posted in Technology,Web

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My Pick of FOSS4G 2007 Presentation Submissions

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An impressive summary of presentations, but my professional favorite would be ‘IBM DB2 Express-C: A Free Database for Open Source Spatial and XML Development’. Although something tells me that something else might be the crowd favorite.

Pi: Quiet Musing

On DB2 Express-C: It went free soon after its counter-weights Oracle XE and SQL Server XE last year, but its press “news” release has not found its way into major SIS publications. DB2’s continued advancements in the free spatial database market could only make things tighter for PostgreSQL+PostGIS.


• Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial [FOSS4G] 2007
• ‘DB2 Express-C, the developer-friendly alternative’
• ‘Oracle XE and Geospatial Information Systems: An Interview with
Dennis Wuthrich of Farallon Geographics’

Written by Harsh

May 5th, 2007 at 11:12 am

Posted in GIS,OSGeo

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