I’ve been hearing much about stacks these last few weeks.

We want an all ESRI stack

We want to break out of the ESRI stack

I want an all OSGeo stack

Bill Gates’ stack is the work of the devil

I want to avoid the [INSERT LEAST FAVORITE SOFTWARE COMPANY HERE] stack at all costs

Why concern yourself with branding stacks? OK, maybe if your corporate IT department dictates that you must go a route you have to worry about it, but otherwise concerning yourself with an overarching stack just distracts you on matching your needs with the best hardware/software. Stack away, but focus on the individual parts, not the whole suite. Leave the marketing terms such as LAMP/WAMP/XXXX to others and pick what works.

Be careful with stacks

Be careful with stacks