Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Does Open Source need a supervisory government body?

2008-01-27 Thread Cameron Shorter
Software quality is a difficult concept to measure so that it can be factored into purchasing decisions and budgets. How do you compare the quality of two different projects? I assume the authors of the paper you are reviewing are drawing upon Quality processes like ISO 9001, or Quality

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Does Open Source need a supervisory government body?

2008-01-26 Thread Bruce . Bannerman
IMO: Thanks for the comments Michael, As I said in my post, I was being deliberately provocative with choice of subject heading. Yes it is certainly possible that I've missed the intent of the author's comments. It is only a small portion of an excellent document. However, I also have a

[OSGeo-Discuss] Does Open Source need a supervisory government body?

2008-01-25 Thread Bruce . Bannerman
IMO: Sorry for the inflamatory subject heading. I'm hoping to get a few bites with my fishing... I'm currently reviewing a high level government strategy paper (in draft) and intend submitting a formal response. I'd like to see some discussion on the subject by my respected colleagues

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Does Open Source need a supervisory government body?

2008-01-25 Thread Wilfred L. Guerin
The document I prepared in response to your inquiry, outlining intentional and explicit compromises and undermining capabilities of criminal gang infiltrated system design was just destroyed, as is the majority of the memory and data on the pda device, as it was explicitly attacked by the threats

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Does Open Source need a supervisory government body?

2008-01-25 Thread Lucena, Ivan
Bruce, That sounds like removing the F from FOSS or should I say, that is a bazaar inside a cathedral. :) Seriously now, IMHO, as an FOSS contributor and a commercial software developer that uses FOSS, I believe that there is a complicated process of getting to the point to embrace a FOSS