[Freegis-list] On the links between FOSS developers and the
jan at intevation.de
Thu Aug 18 12:11:50 CEST 2005
On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 10:38:32AM +0300, Ari Jolma wrote:
> I'm interested in the links between the GIS industry and academia. By
> "GIS industry" I mean also FOSS GIS, of which a growing part is outside
> academia. How could we strengthen the link between the academia and the
> developers of the free GI software?
I have some general remarks:
- IMHO, a GIS methodology should be explained in general
and then tried in practice with at least two different
Students learn to know that there are alternatives
and how to evaluate them. A qualification I miss for many
Hopefully at least one of the tried tools is a Free Software,
because students can actually look at the implementation
of a discussed algorithm - wow!
- If ever something is implemented during studies, the result
should be Free Software. Even better is to start upon
a Free Software and invent something new rather then
invent the wheel again. Contributing to a existing project
improves a lot more skills than just geoinformatics. Good
for the students.
Both, the proprietary and the Free Software GIS industry will
be interested in such students.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/
Kolab Konsortium http://kolab-konsortium.de/
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