Allan Doyle on the MapServer Foundation

Link – MapServer Foundation – Picking up the pieces

“There was an initial flurry of “oh wow!” and “that’s interesting” messages followed by some more cautious voices and finally the unleashing of a bit of a backlash. That backlash is what Ed McNierney captured so well in his message. The initiative to form the foundation and to donate software to the foundation has the potential to go very, very wrong. Or it can be turned into something very, very good.”

For those not really familiar with what is happening with the formation of the MapServer Foundation, you should really read up on Allan’s post and some of the links he provided in it. There are some really smart people on the MapServer foundation so I can only assume in the end this will help the community, but exclusion can kill a community project. Hopefully this won’t happen here.

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