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How We Balanced Proprietary With Opensource Software And Saved Tax Dollars, And You Can Too

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It all began with a question – “Can we do with out?”.

GIS@NIH

Enterprise Architecture > Technology Architecture > Geographic Information System (GIS):
* Geographic Information System (GIS) Pattern
* GIS Desktop Brick
* GIS Virtual Globe Brick
* GIS IMS Brick
* GIS Web Service Brick

Related:
* GIS Market Study of Internet Mapping Server (IMS) – Summary – Requirements and Comparison Matrix (2006)

Webinar Series: GIS TECH 101 – Mapping Mashups

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Why Contribute

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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

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

Written by Harsh

November 22nd, 2007 at 12:07 am

Posted in OSGeo,Programming

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WIKI: Edit Lock Schema

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Now that I would update the DFIRM WIKI more frequently, I added a lock this past weekend to prevent simultaneous editing. And after being hit by abuse through automated comments, basic verification was also added while still allowing relatively hassle-free editing.
Pi: Quiet Musing
At some point, I may submit these improvements back to TipiWiki.

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Written by Harsh

June 17th, 2005 at 7:34 pm

Posted in Programming,Web

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