Journal: ESRI Puts GeoPortals into Open Source

Commercial Intelligence, IO Mapping, IO Sense-Making, Tools

On the move to open source (or some other non-open source license like CC) and which license will be used:

“Reason for making Geoportal open source? Like anyone, Esri responds to trends in the IT industry, we listen to requests from our users to take a more collaborative approach to development, and source code was already part of the Geoportal license: It just made sense to do this now. The choice for creative commons has not been finalized, but is a good model for the approach we’re looking for. We are still reviewing the most optimal license model.”

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Phi Beta Iota: If Oracle were to leverage Sun Office and immediately offer the eighteen analytic functionalities defined in Diane Webb’s CATALYST, all as open source, that would be a game-changer.  In the meantime, hats off to ESRI for finally getting the picture on F/OSS.

See Also:

Graphic: Analytic Tool-Kit in the Cloud (CATALYST II)

Memorandum: USSOCOM Software List and STRONG ANGEL TOOZL

2001 Porter (US) Tools of the Trade: A Long Way to Go

1988-2009 OSINT-M4IS2 TECHINT Chronology

Worth a Look: 1989 All-Source Fusion Analytic Workstation–The Four Requirements Documents

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