[Freegis-list] MapServer/FreeGIS and the market
cavallini at faunalia.it
Fri Dec 10 12:30:46 CET 2004
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Interesting question. I believe that, at least in Italy, the reason is purely
commercial: you get the job if you go everywhere showing how good you product
is. This means advertisment, but in our sector more important is the
commercial agent that goes from office to office to promote a product. Can
you imagine if companies would have to find ESRI over the Internet, instead
of having somebody showing them all the marvels directly in the office?
A secondary reason may be that people tent to trust more larger, apparently
more solid, companies that a piece of software per se.
All the best.
At 13:11, venerdì 10 dicembre 2004, Eduardo Patto Kanegae has probably
> Hi folks,
> this is more a discussion and "opinion-collector" topic than a technical
> Despite the known high potencial of MapServer and other very useful free
> gis tools, it's still very hard to find MapServer/Free GIS job offers at
> gis jobs websites or other GIS related sites.
> Why do you think this happen this way?
> - do you think mapserver/freegis packs are not sufficient known to get a
> place at commercial media?
> - or could commercial proprietary software companies be doing something to
> avoid free gis from growing up?
> - or does companies know that this kind of professional is more difficult
> to find and then prefer not to loose time on high media announces and look
> for professionals only via people networking?
> best regards,
> Eduardo Patto Kanegae
> ICQ: 303747254
> MSN: eduardo_patto at hotmail.com
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