Mapping Community (Ballroom A)
Geographic Information Systems bring Moore's Law to maps, making them platforms for unprecedented progress in understanding the world in which we live. Open source software enables every software user to become a developer, making it a platform for unprecedented innovation and inclusion. The paradigms and best practices of these two communities are complementary and mutually beneficial, but superficial understandings (and misunderstandings) prevent worthy projects from becoming mainstream successes.
In this talk, Michael Tiemann will share what he has learned in nearly 30 years of open source software development, commercialization, advocacy, and community-building as it relates to the challenges and opportunities facing the FOSS4G community today.. Those who have read The Open Organization by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst will get the most benefit from this presentation.