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.”
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.