Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] discussion or FUD

2009-10-10 Thread René A. Enguehard
I find his views amusing, if misguided. In any case, a troll's opinion has about as much weight as the air under the bridge from which he crawled out of. No sense antagonizing him, let his ignorance speak for itself. As to whether ERDAS products, or even open source ones, are viable options:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-09-14 Thread René A. Enguehard
What I'd like to see within the next 5 years would be more analytical tools. Most of the projects in OSGeo are very much enablers: they put the facilities in place for people to program their own tools. However, as I have noticed over the years, people are reluctant to move to open source

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: A reminder on terminology

2009-09-04 Thread René A. Enguehard
If you want to be even more granular, you can say closed source software as well. There does exist software which has a closed source but is not directly proprietary. For instance, parts of the QNX kernel code are not shown with the standard source code and to be able to view them you must

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread René A. Enguehard
Well, the small business I work for has the professional liability type of insurance. Additionally, the IEEE offers professional liability insurance at a pretty low cost, or so I'm told. I'd imagine many of the members subscribe to that form of insurance, otherwise it wouldn't be offered. I

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-24 Thread René A. Enguehard
I agree, primarily because I just got a dataset from the city that was a 5Gb raster. I know hardrive space is cheap and so is processing power but still, it took literally hours to get anything meaningful out of it. Picking a more appropriate resolution, better compression and eventually

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [postgis-users] pg_routing 1.02

2009-08-06 Thread René A. Enguehard
Open source software is exactly that: open source. That means you can take the source and compile it for whichever OS you want, really. For Windows things get a bit... involved and you might have to use something like Cygwin, but it IS possible. You should probably get in contact with David

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Patent for feature of paper map.

2009-08-05 Thread René A. Enguehard
I suspect they might be applying for the patent but in for quite a surprise when it gets rejected. Features for maps would be very tricky to patent and, more importantly, not in the interest of the general public. As such the patent applications would probably get rejected. Would we really

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mapguide credential

2009-08-02 Thread René A. Enguehard
I'm not sure I understand the question... Frans Thamura wrote: hi all anyone have mapguide server presentation or geoserver, and their credential thx ___ Discuss mailing list

[OSGeo-Discuss] XML to GML XSLT

2009-06-10 Thread René A. Enguehard
:// xsd:element name=user type=userType / xsd:complexType name=userType xsd:sequence xsd:element name=name type=xsd:string / xsd:element name=gml:Point type=gml:Point / ??? /xsd:sequence /xsd:complexType Thanks for your help, René