[Freegis-list] The Brazilian freeware GIS SPRING
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:40:26 +0100
On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:09:34AM -0800, Adrian Custer wrote:
> They just sent me a note and I looked quickly on the web site but didn't
> see SPRING listed. If it is sorry to bother.
> SPRING is a freeware GIS based in Brazil (closed source). I never
> used it but I have intended to. See:
> unless your portugeese is up to par. :-) If it's good we might start
> lobbying them to open their source.
due to a hint my Matt in October 1999 we contacted the SPRING
people and argued to make SPRING Free Software since
there seems no actual reason why they shouldn't.
The developers like the idea, but they more or less say
that the legal department does not allow it.
Strange, since legal departments are paid to help
you in your business (and realise your ideas).
You don't pay them to rule you (we observed this
for many organizations (companies as well as other
Since October 1999 we exchanged many emails with the
However, many more seem to be required
to finally reach the goal. Perhaps it is helpful
if more requests from different parties ask for
making SPRING Free Software.
SPRING is definitely worth the efford!
The SPRING developers are on our side so give
them more requests and arguments for their bosses.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/