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Paul Ramsey points to Danny de Vries‘s take on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial [FOSS4G] 2007:

“What we saw was a young and passionate movement not-so-subtly showcasing their dedication for open-source as a tool by which to challenge corporate, or closed-source, IT monopolies in the geospatial domain.”

I want to underline the ‘showcasing’ part. It is important to not ignore why that is significant for contribution to opensource, which as some would like you to believe is often lacking direction and profit and not the best use of your time. And it can be summarized like so:

                        +—[IN]—> LEARN
CONTRIBUTE —|
                        +—[OUT]—> SHOWCASE —> GET WORK

–π

Related:
• My Pick of FOSS4G 2007 Presentation Submissions
• Contribute

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    Written by Harsh

    November 22nd, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Posted in OSGeo,Programming

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