[Freegis-list] comparison

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Wed Nov 3 18:30:35 CET 2004


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In what sense you write that targets and requirements are different? Do not 
you think that free GIS aims to be equivalent to non-free GIS, in the way 
that, e.g., OpenOffice is equivalent to Microsoft Office (with their 
respective strangths and weaknesses)?
I ma thinking e.g. to a professional that wants to build up a GIS and has to 
decide which one. Most probably he/she will be interested in cost as well as 
in feature comparison.
Thanks for your comments.
pc

At 18:08, mercoledì 03 novembre 2004, Walter Harms has probably written:
> there is no real comparisson possible since the targets and
> requierements are different. The simplest way is to write down
> what you want now and in future and can invest.
> The next problem free/open souftware is a moving target. features
> you may need now can be available in the next release.
> the opposit: you will provide code that the maintainer dont like.
>
> re,
> walter
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Original Message - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> From: Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>
> Subject: [Freegis-list] comparison
> Date: 11/03/04 15:53
>
> Hi all.
> Is anybody aware of a comparison between a free software and the commercial
> equivalent? 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.
> All the best.
> pc

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