Open source software promises an attractive range of benefits: it is free, vendor independent, and open to continual evolution and improvement by a global development community.
For the geographic and location industries, the question is: does open source software work in practice? To offer some possible answers, we're going to provide a practical case study of software development for the geographic and location industries using open source products and operating systems. We'll describe our experiences and provide some commentary on where other companies could benefit from the introduction of open source into their services or products. ... read more