Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [postgis-users] A bit off topic, but FOSS GIS clients...

2008-01-02 Thread Dr. Markus Lupp

Paul Ramsey schrieb:

Also, wasn't there a FOSS4G presentation about
consulting as a way to further FOSS GIS development
and make a living at it as well?


Bit of a myth, as far as I can tell.  This open source technology 
wedge is still so small that the business opportunities remain 
relatively tiny, particularly in North America, where the technology 
base is so homogenous and the mental lock-in to a vendor-led mentality 
so strong.


Not a myth in Europe (or to be more precise, at least in Germany). There 
is a number of (growing) companies that have FOSS GIS consulting 
business models and do pretty well.



Regards,

Markus

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4GIS business models

2008-01-03 Thread Dr. Markus Lupp
, based on 25 years of experience,
is that government intervention is essential for the open source
model to survive beyond a handful of examples.

Best regards
Gilberto



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4GIS business models

2008-01-07 Thread Dr. Markus Lupp

Hi Gilberto,

Gilberto Camara schrieb:

 (Markus)
So from my point of view it is possible to compete in the GIS market 
using an open source business model without any high-level government 
intervention (although it surely helps)


I respectfully disagree. I doubt you could achieve the same
success in the USA, where there is no active public policy
in support of FOSS. I stand by my earlier assessment that
successful long-term FOSS needs government support (direct
or indirect).
Well, this is interesting and I now understand your point of view 
better. I was really not aware that the indirect support that I can see 
and feel in Europe already is so much stronger than it is in the US.


BTW, in South-East Asia (where I currently live and work) many countries 
have an official initiative that calls for support and usage of Open 
Source software, e.g. http://www.igos.web.id/ in Indonesia and 
http://opensource.mampu.gov.my/ in Malaysia.



Best regards,

Markus

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[OSGeo-Discuss] deegree project publishes 2.1 Demo Releases including official OGC Reference Implementations

2008-01-22 Thread Dr. Markus Lupp

[Sorry for cross-posting]

deegree project publishes 2.1 Demo Releases including official OGC
Reference Implementations
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The Free Software project deegree has released six Demo Releases for
free download. The Demo Releases are easy to install software packages
and include the official Reference Implementations of the OGC for WMS
1.3, WMS 1.1.1 and WCS 1.0.0.

OGC Reference Implementation are 100 % standards-compliant
implementations. They are developed with corresponding test suites and
serve to test the tests as well as to give other implementors insight
into a fully compliant software package.

The 2.1 Demo Releases of deegree include besides WMS and WCS also a WFS,
a Catalogue Service, a Web Perspective View Service for display of 3D
geodata and iGeoPortal, a web-based client for OGC Web Services. All six
Demo Releases are delivered as so called WAR archives, which can be
deployed inside a servlet engine like Apache Tomcat within seconds.

Links:

http://www.deegree.org/
http://cite.opengeospatial.org/
http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wms
http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wcs
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Incubator] Service Provider Directory: Prioritization

2008-02-03 Thread Dr. Markus Lupp

Frank Warmerdam schrieb:

[snap]



1) Does it seem acceptable to give preferential listing (via order of
returned results) to organizations identified as contributors?

It is not only accepable, it is preferable.


2) Are project PSCs actually willing and interested in identifying 
contributors
in a formal way?  It would be up to projects to decide what criteria 
they want

and to notify webcom of their contributors in some fashion.

Yes, we (deegree) are.


Regards,

Markus


I'm also interested in general feedback on how to improve the service
provider directory and on the prioritization effort.  Please read 
over the

prioritization proposal for details.

http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/SPD_Prioritization

Best regards,



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Anybody at Map Asia 2008?

2008-06-22 Thread Dr. Markus Lupp

Hi all,

from 18th to 20th August 2008 Map Asia will take place in Kuala Lumpur 
(http://www.mapasia.org/). This is the most important GIS conference in 
SE-Asia. I will give a presentation about deegree's 3D capabilities 
there (and surely mention OSGeo). Will anybody else from OSGeo 
participate? I guess it's too late for OSGeo to get a booth or become a 
sponsor but at least we could do something informal or distribute some 
flyers.



Regards,

Markus

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