[Freegis-list] comparison

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Nov 3 16:21:08 CET 2004


On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 03:53:01PM +0100, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> Is anybody aware of a comparison between a free software and the commercial 
> equivalent? 

Those are no opposites, 
you have probably meant free version proprietary software.
;)

> I am thinking especially of:
> GRASS vs Arc/INFO
> and
> PostgreSQL+PostGIS+GEOS vs Oracle+Spatial
> I suspect in several respects free software is just better (not only cheaper 
> and/or ethically better), and it would be good to show this with real 
> examples.

Unfortunately I am not aware of good comparisons and case studies,
the problem is that unless you are really trying to set up a solution
everything else is often too theoretically.
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