[Freegis-list] Where's the money in GIS?
bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Jan 4 13:21:09 CET 2006
Am 4. Jan 2006 um 09:12:59 schrieb Arnulf Christl:
> Adam wrote:
> > I was wondering if people on this list would share where they think the
> > money is in GIS?
> > Selling Public Data Sets?
> Does not make sense as it has already been funded and now should be
> understood as collective property. The old German term "Allmende"
> describes this best: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allmende. Pity it does
> not translate well into English. Anybody any suggestions?
It translates nicely as common good, common land
or commons as in "The tragedy of the Commons".
This is why I believe the comparison is bad:
With data that can be copied without loss, the tragedy is missing.
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