Open source is in the news again. This past week the U.S. Department of Defense announced Forge.mil, an open source project repository akin to SourceForge. Last month President Obama tapped Sun Co-founder Scott McNealy to prepare a document on open source and its potential role in government. But what of open source GIS? How is that corner of geospatial being funded and groomed for growth? We'll look at three paths that have led to open source growth and their likelihood for success in the coming months and years.
The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2009 ESRI Business GIS Summit has been extended to February 13th. The Summit will take place May 4-6 in Denver, Colorado. Be part of this one-of-a-kind forum by submitting your work to share your GIS experiences and knowledge with other business professionals and industry leaders. For more information visit the information or to submit an abstract.